On Monday 17th November, we released two special new bottlings.
Firstly we have the Springbank Green. This is a 12 year old whisky which was made with organic barley, been fully matured in bourbon casks and has been bottled at 46% ABV. There will be 9,000 bottles available for worldwide distribution and the RRP for the Springbank Green is £60.00. The tasting notes for the Springbank Green are as follows:
Nose: This whisky has a real Springbank nose, earthy, peat with a salty coastal influence.
Palate: The palate is fruity; apricots and peaches are accompanied by buttery, creamy nutty shortbread. This is a lip licking whisky, oily and chewy.
Finish: The finish is long, smooth and complex with a lingering sweetness and saltiness.
The second new release is the eagerly awaited Springbank 25 year old. This has been matured in a combination of bourbon and sherry casks before being married in port casks for the final few months of maturation. It has been bottled at 46% ABV and is limited to only 1,200 bottles for worldwide distribution. The RRP of this is £350.00. The tasting notes for the Springbank 25yo are as follows:
Nose: The nose is rich with a peated port influence. It’s redolent of the dunnage warehouse in which it was matured. Fruity too, but this time berries to the fore: blackberries, cranberries and strawberries.
Palate: The port wine influence is perfectly balanced with flavours of sherry, plum jam, blood oranges and pink grapefruit.
Finish: The finish is long, soft and elegant, with earthy, peaty and woody qualities.
Both of these new bottlings will be distributed worldwide and will of course be available in our three UK Cadenhead shops as well as our European Cadenhead shops in the coming weeks.
Look out for news on the final release of 2014 and planned releases for 2015 coming shortly!