- Springbank 20 Year Old Platinum Selection
Douglas Laing Old & Rare Platinum Selection.
Single refill hogshead distilled July 1991 and bottled November 2011. This is the first time we have seen Springbank bottled under this label. Tasting notes sound wonderful!
158 numbered bottles.
The nose opens with a spicy, sea-weedy character and runs to ripe sugared banana plus oranges and a vanilla/cedar wood style. The palate is initially light and subtle – dry (even desiccating) and spicy – then it develops to an attractive smoky and briny quality. Spicy characteristics continue on the long sweet/woody finish which carries a gun powder tea style - then runs to more wood, dark sea-weed, and soft leather.
Springbank Single Malt Whiskey
Springbank Distillery was established in 1828 in Campbeltown at the foot of the Mull of Kintyre on the west coast of Scotland. Springbank produces three different types of single malt whisky Hazelburn which is non-peated and triple distilled, Longrow which is highly peated and double distilled and Springbank which is medium peated and partially triple distilled having been distilled two and a half times. Barley is spread across traditional malting floors at Springbank where it germinates and is then dried on the perforated floor of the malt kiln. The Springbank 10 Year Old, 15 Year Old Local Barley and Springbank 21 Year old annual release are very popular whiskies.