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Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Whisky Advocate:Campbeltown Single Malt of the Year: Springbank 18 year old

Campbeltown Single Malt of the Year: Springbank 18 year old (2nd Edition), 46%, $150

....Springbank remains one of the last family-owned distilleries in Scotland, and the distillery itself is superbly idiosyncratic, continuing to malt its own barley on traditional malting floors and to bottle on site. Three distinct types of spirit are produced, namely Springbank (distilled two and a half times), Longrow (heavily-peated and distilled twice), and Hazelburn (unpeated and triple distilled). The wash still is unique in being heated both by internal steam coils and direct-fired by oil.....

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