Tasting Notes / Bottles from Springbank



Hazelburn 10 Year Old
Hazelburn 10 Year Old

Today I've been helping Tom with his back to the basics campaign , by drinking Hazelburn 10yr (tough job).

Hazelburn 11 Year Old First Fill Port (One Off)
Hazelburn 11 Year Old First Fill Port (One Off)

Huge thanks to David (@TIA568B) from Glenuntitled.com for this sample from a one off cask sample bottle from the wonderful shop at Cadenheads in Campbeltown.

Hazelburn 13 Oloroso Cask
Hazelburn 13 Oloroso Cask

Hazelburn is unpeated and triple distilled Springbank and i generally love it to bits, it's got a hint of that oily dirty and maltiness that typifies Campbeltown but without the peat.

Hazelburn 14yr Single Cask (One Off)
Hazelburn 14yr Single Cask (One Off)

Many thanks to my good friend Barry (@thewhiskyphiles) from The WhiskyPhiles blog for this sample of Hazelburn 14 year old in a rum cask.

Hazelburn 8 Year Old
Hazelburn 8 Year Old

Thank you to my good friend Danny (@dramstats) from the Dramstats Whisky Blog for the sample of this Hazelburn 8 Year Old.

Hazelburn 9 year old Barolo Cask
Hazelburn 9 year old Barolo Cask

Thanks to JJ at Whisky Rover for the sample of this Hazelburn 9 year old Barolo Cask, i was really interesting in this and so glad of being able to try it.

Longrow 10 Year Old / 100 Proof
Longrow 10 Year Old / 100 Proof

I've had this sample of Longrow 10 Year Old / 100 Proof which i got from David Carson @TIA568B for quite a while now and only finally just got round to it recently.

Longrow 10 Year Old Shiraz (One Off)
Longrow 10 Year Old Shiraz (One Off)

Huge thanks to David (@TIA568B) from Glenuntitled.com for this sample from a one off cask sample bottle from the wonderful shop at Cadenheads in Campbeltown.

Longrow 18 Year Old (2017)
Longrow 18 Year Old (2017)

Longrow, the heavily peated version of Springbank, is a dram i've not had a huge amount of times but i have enjoyed many i have had.

Longrow Peated
Longrow Peated

On a visit to the Oran Mor whisky club, I was introduced to an old friend who has changed their appearance.

SMWS 27.107 To The Manor Born
SMWS 27.107 To The Manor Born

This was tasted as part of the Scotch Malt Whisky Society Glorious 12 Rare Whisky and Game Tapas tasting which i attended with some friends and this was 27.107 To The Manor Born with some amazingly ju

SMWS 27.108 A Savoury Experience
SMWS 27.108 A Savoury Experience

Most of the whisky I've had from this distillery has been in ex sherry casks but this ex bourbon from distillery 27 really does add a fresh fruity tropical note that I wasn't expecting.

Springbank 12 Year Old (2012 Festival Bottling)
Springbank 12 Year Old (2012 Festival Bottling)

Many thanks to David (@TIA568B) from Glenuntitled.com for this sample of Springbank 12 Year Old 2012 Festival Bottling which was bottled on my 37th Birthday.

Springbank 12yr Cask Strength (Mid 2017 Release)
Springbank 12yr Cask Strength (Mid 2017 Release)

Today I have been Imbibing on the August-2017 release of Springbank 12yr Cask Strength (a mere 56.5%), Springbank is the oldest independent distillery in Scotland dating back to 1828

Springbank 14 Year Old Bourbon Wood
Springbank 14 Year Old Bourbon Wood

It has been a quite a while since I last reviewed for Tom, no real reason other than work, tasting whisky without dissecting the flavours or taking notes, just enjoying whisky the way I fell in love with whisky and probably to annoy Tom, some laziness.

Springbank 14yr Burns Malt (The Whisky Barrel)
Springbank 14yr Burns Malt (The Whisky Barrel)

Part of a series of six new Burns Malt single cask single malt releases from The Whisky Barrel this is the Springbank 14yr Burns Malt.

Springbank 17yr Port Cask (One Off)
Springbank 17yr Port Cask (One Off)

Back in August when on my #IslayRoadTrip with Steve (@steveprentice) from Somerset Whisky Blog and Jon (@dvdbloke) from Scotch and Sci-fi we were lucky

Springbank 19 Yr Cask 129 (Master of Malt)
Springbank 19 Yr Cask 129 (Master of Malt)

More Single Casks from Master of Malt this time the first of a couple of 19 year Old Springbanks

Springbank 19 Yr Cask 482 (Master of Malt)
Springbank 19 Yr Cask 482 (Master of Malt)

More Single Cask from Master of Malt this time the second of a couple of 19 year Old Springbanks

Springbank 1996 22 Year Old (Claxtons)
Springbank 1996 22 Year Old (Claxtons)

Springbank, the distillery that seems to cause many whisky fans to get a little over excited, is one i enjoy but don't get too excited about. This dram of Springbank 22 was tasted as part of a tweet tasting featuring drams from the Claxtons independant bottlers.