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Springbank 21 yo 1995 / 2017 #470 Copper Monument vs Springbank 15 yo 1992 / 2007 The Whisky Society 52.6%

Springbank 21 yo 1995 / 2017 #470 Copper Monument 45.8% Quite rich and rounded without jagged edges. The sherry presents itself with overtones of blackcurrant jam, moist leather but also … Continue reading

June 26, 2019 · Leave a comment

Springbank 12 yo 100 proof 57% ~ early 90s vs Springbank 10 yo Sutti Import 59% ~ a rather dark vatting

Springbank 12 yo 100 proof 57% ~ early 90s Unmistakable quality at full volume, and the wall of scent is classic Springbank. Thick herbal liqueur, some pine or fir based … Continue reading

May 6, 2019 · Leave a comment

Springbank 30 yo 1965 ‘Lost Bottlings Series’ Master of Malt vs Springbank 30 yo parchment label

Just to show not all old bottles were great: Springbank 30 yo 1965 ‘Lost Bottlings Series’ Master of Malt 45.6% Quite an olfactory wave consisting of lots of tiny goings … Continue reading

November 26, 2018 · Leave a comment

Springbank 5 yo ‘brown glass bottle’ vs Springbank 21 yo ‘pear shape’

Springbank is clearly one of the unquestionable greats, with the added benefit of having a history of fantastic old bottles from their core range of over half a century now. … Continue reading

July 21, 2018 · Leave a comment

Thompson Brothers: Glenlivet Solera drawn 1994, Springbank solera 1950-1978 drawn 1996, Glen Mhor 1937/1959

The Thompson brothers, Phil and Simon, proprietors of the Dornoch Castle Hotel Bar and new distillers operating the Dornoch Distillery, have in their various travels and searching, acquired three examples … Continue reading

May 15, 2018 · Leave a comment

Springbank 21 yo ~90s vs Springbank 35 yo 1968 Chieftains #1413

A week into 2017 and already the days fly by. This was meant to be a new year post and it’s a little long in the tooth now but Happy … Continue reading

January 6, 2017 · Leave a comment

Springbank 10 yo 100 prood (70s) vs Springbank 1998 Malts of Scotland #15038 vs Springbank 2004Malts of Scotland #15039 vs Springbank Green 13 yo

Springbank doesn’t seem to be a whisky that people fall in love with first. I understand why because it is not an easy whisky, peatheads are just born peaty, everyone … Continue reading

September 5, 2016 · Leave a comment

Springbank 15yo ~2005/7 vs Springbank 16yo 1999/2015 Local barley

Springbank has had so many variations in its core range, I find it extremely difficult remembering which were the earlier labels and what their production years were. For instance this … Continue reading

March 22, 2016 · Leave a comment

Whisky Butler February 2016 set: Tobermory 15, Bunnahabhain 18, Longrow 18, Benriach 25

This is the Whisky Butler February 2016 box: The whiskies: Tobermory 15, Bunnahabhain 18, Longrow 18 and Benriach 25. So we’ve got 2 islanders from Mull and Islay, 1 peated … Continue reading

February 21, 2016 · Leave a comment

Springbank 17yo 1989 ACEO #145 vs Batch 1 That Boutique-y Whisky Company vs 15yo 1996 Director’s Cut #8700

Out of the veritable graveyard of distilleries that is Campbeltown comes mankind’s last best chance for peace  hope  future  traditional whisky.  And its true too. The only place in Scotland … Continue reading

January 18, 2016 · 2 Comments

Springbank 12yo Batch 6 Cask Strength, 50.3%

Springbank, and Glenfarclas, are the last remaining family owned distilleries in Scotland. Thank heavens for that too, as Spingbank has seen no need to bow to the pantheon of efficiency, bottomline and … Continue reading

May 21, 2015 · Leave a comment

Springbank 10yo ‘100 proof’

Campbeltown used to be a major whisky producing region, a centre of distilling the way Speyside is today but spotty quality control and massive over production (I’m sure there were … Continue reading

February 2, 2014 · Leave a comment
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