Friday, 14 November 2014

New Springbank releases

Official news from the Springbank Society on the new bottlings I tasted at the Whisky Show!

I have finally reviewed the Springbank Green 12 and Red 17 - Green is here, Red is here

Springbank Green

greenThis is a 12 year old whisky which was made with organic barley, been fully matured in bourbon casks and has been bottled at 46% ABV. There will be 9,000 bottles available for worldwide distribution. The retail price for the
Springbank Green is £60.00

In Autumn 2015, Springbank will release another version of the Springbank Green, again made with organic barley (preview tasting is here). This time however, it will be 13 years old and 100% matured in sherry

Official tasting notes:

Nose: This whisky has a real Springbank nose, earthy, peat with a salty coastal influence.
Palate: The palate is fruity; apricots and peaches are accompanied by buttery, creamy
nutty shortbread. This is a lip licking whisky, oily and chewy.
Finish: The finish is long, smooth and complex with a lingering sweetness and saltiness.

Springbank 25


This has been matured in a combination of bourbon and sherry casks before being married in port casks for the final few months of maturation. It has been bottled at 46% ABV and is limited to only 1,200 bottles for worldwide distribution. The price of this is £350.00.

Official tasting notes:

Nose: The nose is rich with a peated port influence. It’s redolent of the dunnage
warehouse in which it was matured. Fruity too, but this time berries to the fore:
blackberries, cranberries and strawberries.
Palate: The port wine influence is perfectly balanced with flavours of sherry, plum jam, blood oranges and pink grapefruit.
Finish: The finish is long, soft and elegant, with earthy, peaty and woody qualities.

Spirit of Freedom “The 45”

45“The 45” blend consists of 45 different whiskies from across Scotland. This is being bottled following the Scottish Independence Referendum on September 18th 2014, in support of the 45% of the voting population who said “Yes". This will retail at £25.00 per bottle

1 comment:

  1. Kind of knacks me off, that after tasting the goods at the whisky show, our Ben then uses cut'n'paste from the official tasting notes!

    Whats the point of that? I can find the official tasting notes at the distillers website.