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Springbank 18 Year Single Malt Scotch Whisky

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Description

Springbank 18 Year Single Malt Scotch Whisky

After malting and lightly peating the barley (using locally cut peat), the distillers at Springbank mill and mash it in cast-iron mash tuns that are nearly a century old. The pure spring water used during the mashing process is sourced from Crosshill Loch, which in turn is fed by springs seeping from the northern slopes of 1,100-foot tall Beinn Ghuilean. After mashing the grains, the wash is slowly fermented over the course of 70 hours — one of the longest fermentation processes in Scotland — before being distilled. Because some of the wash is distilled twice and some is distilled three times, Springbank Whisky is said to be distilled two and a half times.

Following distillation, Springbank 18 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky is matured in a combination of casks that were previously used to mature sherry (80%) and casks that were previously used to mature bourbon (20%). During maturation, the perennial gulf stream adds a slight hint of saltiness to the whisky, which complements its notes of rich fruits and caramel.

Tasting Notes

Springbank 18 Year Old Single Malt Whisky has a golden honey color, along with an aroma of orange, sherry, whipped cream, papaya and citrus. The aroma gives way to notes of eucalyptus, buttered dough, vanilla, toffee and red fruits on the palate, and leads to a finish accented by touches of citrus peels, coconuts and molasses. 

Proof 92 (46% ABV)