Springbank Distillery is located in the region Campbeltown in Scotland. Springbank is the only distillery in Scotland doing everything by themselves at the distillery:
Our team use traditional production methods and are involved in each and every step of the whisky making process – meaning our whisky is the most handmade in Scotland. Unlike any other distillery in the country, 100% of this process is carried out here on one site, giving us unrivalled control over the quality of the whisky.
They are producing both unpeated and peated whiskies. The name of the ranges are Hazelburn, Springbank and Longrow:
First distilled in 1973, Longrow is the result of an experiment carried out by our chairman, who set out to prove that an Islay style single malt could be produced on the mainland. Today, our heavily peated, wonderfully smoky whisky is available in three bottlings – Peated, Red and 18yo.
Longrow CV was discontinued in 2014 in favour of Longrow Peated. Longrow CV is still available in Norway at NOK 675.
Warm and peaty on the nose. Fried bananas and white pepper are the first that come to my mind. Cinnamon buns dough prepared with sugar, cinnamon and butter. The peat is quite delicate. Warm and spicy on the palate. The peat is dominating at first. Anyway, it tastes smooth. Fudge. White pepper, nutmeg and peanut shells. Some chili appears on the finish and the peat is more gentle.
My score: nose 22 / taste 22 / finish 21 / balance 22 = 87
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