Springbank Green is one of two expressions from the distillery in the Campbeltown region introduced in the latter half of 2014. It is a 12 year old single malt Scotch whisky matured entirely in bourbon casks and bottled at a pleasing 46% ABV. The result is creamy and sweet with classic Springbank peatiness giving depth and a hint of coastal air.
Springbank is one of the few remaining family owned distilleries. Nearly all of its whisky is sold as a single malt, with little of it finding its way into blends. Most blends are produced by larger conglomerates who tend to use the single malts from the distilleries that they own in their blends. Springbank is one of few distilleries in Scotland to perform every step in the whisky making process, from malting the barley to bottling the spirit.
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|Age:||12 years old|
|Strength:||46.0 % Vol.|
|Number of bottles:||9000|
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Whiskyfun.com (Serge Valentin) wrote:
This baby came out in December 2014, and it’s not the same kind of ‘green Springbank’ that Cadenhead had quite a while back. Those were actually green, while this one’s just organic. Hope it’ll be more to my liking than the organic 7yo ‘Da Mhile’ from round ten years ago.
Colour: white wine.
Nose: were well at Springbank, but it’s a tad more porridgy and yeasty than usual, while the sooty side remains there. Nosing a can of pickled gherkins, fresh paint, damp gravel, and clay. The oak’s influence is rather minimal.
Mouth: sooty lemons, ashes, smoked things, brine, a touch of honeydew, a chewy mouth feel. Green apple peelings, walnuts, some mustard, quite a lot of nutmeg… It’s a Jansenist’s Springbank! The smoke’s rather bigger than usual.
Finish: quite long, spicy, ashy, salty.
Comments: the distillate does all the talking, and it talks well (albeit with a strange accent ;-)). One of the austere Springbanks, right up my alley. (87/100 points)