With the distillery established in1828, Springbank Ten is distilled at J & A Mitchell & Co in Campbeltown and is a Speyside whisky. Springbank Ten is matured for over ten years in quite rare distillery where every part of the process from malting to bottling is carried out at the distillery. This single malt whisky is matured in a mixture of both bourbon and sherry casks and is not chill-filtered which means it's also free from artificial colouring.
Whilst bourbon casks are mainly used for maturation, allowing the distillery character to shine through, a number of sherry casks are also used for added body. The light colour of this malt belies the richness of its character. Whilst the nose suggests a wide range of aromas, from citrus fruits to pears and a hint of peat, the palate excites even further with touches of smoke, vanilla essence, nutmeg, cinnamon and the salty tang we have come to expect from Springbank. (Distillery Notes) "Gold color, fresh sea breeze aroma, with vanilla and delicately soft fruit. Medium body. Appetizing, exciting flavors of vanilla, toffee, brine and subtle note of coconut and spearmint. Long teasing finish." - The Malt Advocate.
Established in 1828 on the site of Archibald Mitchell's illicit still, it is the oldest independent family owned distillery in Scotland. The Springbank Distillery is now in the hands of his great great great grand son, Hedley G. Wright.
The distillery actually produces 3 different malts Springbank, Longrow and Hazelburn. Springbank is distilled two and a half times. The malt is dried for only 6 hours above a peat fire, then for 24 hours by warm air. The result is a less peaty malt than your normal Campbeltown malt. Springbank is one of just two distilleries that bottle their whiskies at the source, using the original water for the reduction to bottling strength (when they reduce at all). Glenfiddich is the only other.
Every drop of whisky made at Springbank is sold as single malt. It is bottled at many different ages, and with many different finishes. It is quite a unique whisky from a unique distillery.
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