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February Releases

February Releases

 

We are delighted to announce the release of two new Springbank bottlings and the next chapter in our Longrow Red series.

 

 

Springbank 12yo cask strength 56.3%

Springbank 25yo 46%

Longrow Red 11yo Cabernet Franc 55.9%

 

These products are available to purchase in the UK from today (8th February 2018).

 

Springbank 12yo cask strength 56.3%

 

The latest 12yo cask strength follows the normal maturation recipe of 70% sherry and 30% bourbon and will be bottled at 56.3% ABV

 

Nose: A very sweet beginning of glazed cherries, coconut and marzipan combined with soft notes of treacle, cloves and honeycomb.

Taste: A beautiful balance between vanilla and black pepper sitting alongside dark chocolate, cinnamon and liquorice with a delightfully delicate touch of smoke.

Finish: The classic Springbank style emerges; dunnage warehouse notes and salty maritime flavours, accompanying cream crackers along with caramelised sugar.

 

The Campbeltown Cadenhead shop will be selling the Springbank 12yo CS for £49.50.

 

Springbank 25yo 46%

 

The 5th annual release of Springbank 25yo will be available worldwide in limited quantities.  This version departs from recent editions of the 25yo where maturation combined bourbon and sherry casks into a final port pipe vatting, whereas this edition has been matured exclusively in refill sherry casks.

 

Nose: Typical Springbank; damp, hessian cloth with notes of flint followed by treacle, traditional Highland Toffee, marzipan, nougat and toasted oak.

Taste: Perfectly balanced, silky and smooth. Forest fruits and toasted marshmallows are prominent then pecan and walnuts. Cotton candy, butterscotch and orange peel.

Finish: Oily and fruity. Treacle as the nose suggests with tobacco leaf, citrus fruits then salty and briny notes.

 

The Campbeltown Cadenhead shop will be selling the Springbank 25yo for £350.00.

 

 

 

Longrow Red 11yo Cabernet Franc 55.9%

 

This Longrow Red Cabernet Franc from De Toren Private Cellar in Stellenbosch, South Africa is the follow up from the previous Malbec release from the same winery. It has been bottled at cask strength having spent an initial nine years in bourbon barrels before a final two in Cabernet Franc barriques.

 

Nose: Initially there’s peat, peat and more peat. After leaving this to aerate red wine notes appear, as well as the sweetness of marzipan, toffee, raspberry jam and Eton mess.

Taste: The peat remains as does the sweet taste of caramelised sugar and toffee apples. This is balanced by the contrasting fruity flavours of stewed rhubarb and crisp, juicy red apples from the red wine casks. There is also a rich buttery biscuit flavour on the palate.

Finish: To finish, there are lovely long sooty smoky burnt embers. This is accompanied by some dry oak vanilla tannins and phenolic antiseptic notes return to say adieu.

 

The Campbeltown Cadenhead shop will be selling the Longrow Red 11yo for £55.00.

 

 

These whiskies are available in the UK from today - for more information on when they will be released in different countries/markets please contact your local Springbank retailers and stockists, details of whom can be found by visiting: http://springbank.scot/distributors/.

 

 

And finally, a quick reminder that Campbeltown Malts Festival tickets go on sale at 2pm GMT (UK time) on Thursday 15th February. They will be sold from Eventbrite. Further reminders shall be posted here in the days ahead so look out for them.

 

 

Slainte

Springbank Society

 

Springbank Distillers Ltd.