Please note: the box is not in pristine condition
Springbank’s history stretches back to 1828 when Archibald Mitchell turned his illicit Campbeltown still into a legitimate business. Campbelltown was once known as the whisky capital of the world but these days only three distilleries remain and Springbank is the oldest, independent family-owned distillery in all of Scotland. 100% of the whisky making process is carried out onsite using traditional methods that stretch back to Archibald Mitchell’s time. In a nod to traditional methods this whisky is labeled ‘100 proof’. In the days before accurate measuring of alcohol content, a fiery method of ensuring quality and preventing fraud was devised. The whisky would be mixed with gunpowder and then lit. If it burned then the whisky was rated ‘Proof.’ This is different to the American system which is just double the ABV, but it does result in some good whisky going up in smoke! The nose is a little smoky with a wisp of lemon, vanilla and elder flower. Baking spices emerge after a while. The palate is salty and smoky, with wood, dried biscuit and herbal notes. The finish is long with wood spice and waxy smoke.