Springbank 18 Year Old Scotch Whisky 700ml
The hugely popular Springbank 18 year old. The first edition of this was extremely popular, with more than a hint of sherry among the Springbank brine and smoke, and this version has already been named as Best Campbeltown Malt at the World Whiskies Awards 2014.
A rusty copper colour, our 18-year-old is full of authority and is truly a classic, full-bodied dram. With a delicious nose, this whisky will tempt you in and hold your attention as you uncover its unique palate and finish.
A bottle of the well-established mauve-packaged 18 Year Old Springbank. The multi-award-winning Campbeltown single malt has been matured in ex-bourbon casks, so expect a big, coastal, oily flavour from this one.
At one time, Campbeltown was once known as the Whisky Capital of the World as there were more than 30 active distilleries on the small peninsula of Kintyre in Southwestern Scotland. There are now just three. The 18 Year old expression from one of those distilleries, Springbank, is predominately aged in ex sherry wood with the remainder aged in ex bourbon barrels.
Rich ripe red fruits such as raspberries greet you on the nose along with chocolate and baking spices. The moderately oily whisky has gentle peat smoke throughout and displays a slight tropical edge to it with notes of coconut and banana. The finish flaunts sea salt tinged bitter dark chocolate.
Toasted bananas, honey and bakewell tarts with coastal hints. Quite oily.
Big, spicy and gutsy, with notes of chilli, pine, citrus, aniseed and rich fruits.
Long, salty, chocolate caramels with hints of smoky fruit.