Springbank 9 Year Local Barley
Springbank // Campbeltown, Scotland
The fourth of five annual releases, this expression is part of the 'Local Barley' range from Springbank. It was made using Optic barley grown at High Cattadale Farm, located not far from Springbank Distillery. After being milled, mashed, fermented and distilled at the distillery, it matured in both ex-bourbon and ex-sherry casks. Approximately 9,700 bottles were released.
Single MaltDistilled in pot stills from 100% malted barley, produced at one distillery, aged in barrels; if Scotch or Irish, must be aged for at least three years.
Cask Typeex-bourbon and ex-sherry
"A very rich and full-bodied whisky from Springbank, with hints of tar and kerosene and a whiff of bonfire smoke. There's a honey-like sweetness too, as well as a nice whiff of citrus. The palate is heavy and oily, and the citrus makes an encore. Brine-y and smokey too, with a hint of menthol. Fruit juice with Springbank smokiness, what's not to love?"