Springbank Hazelburn 8 Year Old 1st Release Campbeltown single malt Scotch whiskey.
The first release, distilled 1997, came with three different labels, paintings of different distillery activities, all commissioned works by Ian Gray.
Features the barrel label as pictured.
Sweet and estery nose. Caramel and malt. Nice big mouthfeel with a sweet impact, flavours of ice cream and banana at the start, envelope glue and a slice of malted loaf with honey. Cereal and a grassy freshness to finish.
Springbank Distillery is the oldest, independent and family owned malt whisky distillery in Scotland having been founded in 1828 in Campbeltown at the foot of the Mull of Kintyre on the west coast of Scotland. Springbank produces three different types of malt whisky including Hazelburn which is non-peated and triple distilled and was first produced in 1997 and first released at the age of 8 years in 2005. The barley is spread across traditional malting floors at Springbank where it germinates and is then dried by hot air on the perforated floor of the malt kiln. The name Hazelburn is in memory of Hazelburn Distillery which was once one of the largest and now one of Campbeltown’s many lost distilleries and operated in the centre of the town from 1825 until 1925.