Springtime is a busy time for Springbank, announcing 3 new bottlings!
Yesterday, Springbank announced it has released 3 new bottlings in the UK. Hazelburn 13 yo Sherry Wood, Longrow 18 yo, and Springbank 21 yo was released and of course they are all 2018 Limited Editions.
Hazelburn Sherry Wood
Age: 13 yo
Distilled: Oct 2004
Bottled: Apr 2018
Cask type: Oloroso
No. of bottles: 9,000 bottles
Nose: Full bodied; creamy and rich with dark chocolate. Rose petals and ginger biscuit snaps with freshly brewed espresso coffee. Palate: Bursting with fresh cream and strawberries, all developing due to the maturation in Oloroso Sherry; Turkish delight, clotted cream, strawberry jam followed by marzipan and walnuts. Finish: Brown sugar, dates and toffee; sticky toffee pudding! Cream coffee liqueur, red apple peels, banana chips, vanilla and black pepper.
Longrow (heavily peated)
Age: 18 yo
Cask type: 60% Sherry Casks & 40% Bourbon Casks
No. of bottles: ? (2017 Limited Edition was available in 4,500 bottles)
Nose: Elegant and refined. Sea salt and Wakame seaweed followed by pine cones, wood shavings and honey. Palate: Rich and creamy with subtle peat and juicy sweet flavours. Salted popcorn, Tofu, Butterscotch and Vanilla. Tobacco leaf, wood shavings and Black Forest gateau. Finish: Pecan nuts followed by soft peaty embers with dark chocolate and earthy notes.
Age: 21 yo
Cask type: 70% Rum Casks & 30% Bourboun Casks
No. of bottles: ? (2017 Limited Edition was available in 3,800 bottles)
Nose: A burst of heather and freshly mowed grass followed by honey, pear skin and wood shavings. Hints of butter; cheesecake, fresh cream and digestive biscuit. Taste: Elegant and gentle. Butterscotch and vanilla, sugar cane and molasses develop as the influence from the rum casks engulfs the palate with apricots, peaches and paprika. Finish: A soft smokiness is present in the background. Toffee apples, raisins and oat biscuits emerge. In the foreground; peppercorn, almonds and apricot jam are prominent.
Photos by Springbank