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Springbank Whisky: Crafting Tradition and Distinctiveness in Every Bottle

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A Beacon of Traditional Whisky Making

Springbank stands as an enduring testament to traditional whisky production and distillation. Within its walls, the intricate ballet of whisky making unfolds as artisans gracefully alternate between malting and distillation, preserving an age-old craft. The distillery takes pride in its hands-on approach: malts are sourced from their own malting floors, direct flame heats the wash still, and an open mash tun retains the authenticity of the process. Manual craftsmanship is at the heart of Springbank, with each stage being carried out without the crutch of modern automation.


A Diverse Portfolio under One Roof

Springbank is a house of brands. Hazelburn offers a non-peated variant distilled thrice, Springbank itself sits at a mild peat level of 12-15 ppm with two and a half distillations, and Longrow, with a hefty 50-55 ppm, is produced using two traditional distillations.

Their core range boasts the likes of 10, 10cs, 12, 15, 18, and an annual 21-year release. Beyond this, limited editions and offerings from their other brands further enrich their portfolio.


A Legacy Spanning Nearly Two Centuries

Established in 1828, Springbank soon found its way into the caring hands of the Mitchell family, its present-day guardians. The distillery stands as one of Scotland's last bastions, handling every stage of production in-house, from grain cultivation to bottling. Nestled in Campbeltown, often hailed as the 'whisky capital', Springbank crafts its spirits with time-tested artisanal methods.


Eras Marked by Cask Choices

The dry spell of the '80s imprinted its mark on Springbank's reserves, leading to two distinct eras of distillation. The earlier generation leaned heavily on sherry casks till the '90s. As the millennium turned, a shift towards bourbon casks took precedence.


An Artisan's Symphony of Production

Every stage in Springbank's production is a crafted performance. Scottish barley is manually turned on traditional malting floors and dried in manual kilns, with varying degrees of peatiness. Extended fermentation bestows upon the wash a lower strength but a higher ester level, paving the way for a fruitier distillate. The three copper pot stills, with the first being direct-fired, stand as testament to Springbank's commitment to tradition. The distillery's cellars, a blend of traditional dunnage and modern racked warehouses, house barrels of diverse origins. Always the pioneer, Springbank was among the firsts to experiment with unique casks like Rundlets, Kilderkins, Sauternes, Rum, and even Barolo, leveraging their association with Cadenhead’s, Scotland’s oldest independent bottler.


A Maritime Whisper in Every Sip

Campbeltown's coastal climate whispers its tales into every bottle of Springbank. The whisky inevitably inherits unique marine and mineral notes, offering a drinking experience that's both unparalleled and unmistakable.

Springbank Whisky isn’t just a drink; it’s a journey through time, tradition, and territory. Every drop tells tales of craftsmanship, legacy, and the undying spirit of a family's commitment to unparalleled quality.

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