Using an historical, low-yielding, variety of barley called Bere, the second release of Springbank's Local Barley series is produced from a couple dozen ex-bourbon casks that were aged 10 years before bottling. Aromas of orange marmalade, sea salt, malt and caramel set this dram off just right! Rich and oily with hints of sweetness on the palate are balanced by almond, citrus, anise and a touch of that signature Campbeltown peat. The long, indulgent finish provides the right coda to this song.
Springbank Distillery is unique. It is the oldest independent family owned distillery in Scotland. Founded in 1828 on the site of Archibald Mitchell's illicit still, the Springbank Distillery is now in the hands of his great, great, great grand son, Hedley G. Wright. Owned by Mr. Wright's J&A Mitchell & Co Ltd, Springbank is the only distillery in Scotland to carry out the full production process on the one site. 100% of the traditional floor malting, maturation and bottling is done at the distillery in Campbeltown. It produces the most hand made whisky in Scotland, with traditional production methods being used throughout the process, and human involvement at each and every stage and is the only distillery in Scotland to have never chill-filtered, nor do we add any artificial colourings to any of our single malts. It is the only distillery in Scotland to produce three different single malts, Springbank, Longrow and Hazelburn, using three different production methods.