• Springbank distillery was founded in 1828 and is one of the last surviving producers of single malt whiskies in Campbeltown region.
  • It is located on the southern Kintyre peninsula.
  • Springbank distillery produces three distinct types of Scottish single malt whisky: Springbank is lightly peated, Hazelburn unpeated and distilled 3 times while Longrow is their heavily peated brand.
  • Owned by J & A Mitchell & Company, who also owns the Glengyle distillery along with Cadenheads independent bottling company.

Springbank is one of few distilleries performing each step of the whisky making process from on-site malting to bottling on their own. They have their own private bottling plant. And even though it’s labor intensive, Springbank turns their floor maltings by hand. Claiming that hand-turned floor maltings yield a malt that is better because it germinates more slowly. Opposed to pneumatic or machine-aerated commercial maltings.

Springbank is actually the only fully self-sufficient distillery in Scotland. The distillery uses 3 stills to create a not quite the triple, but 2.8 time distillation. First wash distillation produces so-called “low wines”, which are around 20% ABV. The 2nd distillation produces an intermediate distillate, around 35% ABV. While the 3rd still is charged with a combination of 80% of their double-distillate and 20% of the “low wines”. This creates the 3rd distillation.

So in their final spirit approximately 80% of the volume has been triple distilled, while around 20% has been double distilled. All of their bottlings are non-chill-filtered and contain no caramel coloring. The sourced water comes from the Crosshill Loch in the hills above the town. Springbank reduces its whisky to bottling strength on-site using the same Crosshill Loch water they used to produce the whisky.

April 20, 2020

Springbank 21 year old single cask Authors’ Series

This 21 year old single malt comes from the Springbank distillery and it is a single cask strength version from the legendary Campbeltown distillery! It is part of the Authors’ Series with Oscar Wilde on the label. Bottle number one of a limited edition of only 204 bottles. Cool whisky […]
July 17, 2019

Springbank 15 year old single malt review

This 15 year old single malt comes from the Springbank distillery. Springbank has become one of my favorite distilleries. Especially their 12 year old single malts are great – check out reviews of batch 10 and batch 13. It is a family-owned whisky distillery located in Kintyre Peninsula of Western […]
July 27, 2017

Springbank 12 year old Cask Strength batch 13 review

I had previously tasted batch 10 of Springbank 12 year old Cask Strength single malt. I fell in love with it. Now it was time for batch 13 in a local Finnish whisky tasting. And what another wonderful release of Springbank’s 12YO CS it was. This Campbeltown based distillery malt, […]
October 2, 2015

Springbank 12 year old Cask Strength batch 10 review

Welcome to my review of Springbank 12 year old Cask Strength version. Springbank is a fairly small distillery with an annual production capacity of 750 000 litres. Owned by the Mitchell’s, which is the same family who founded the distillery in 1828. That makes Springbank the oldest distillery continually owned by […]
September 27, 2015

Hazelburn 12 year old review

Hazelburn 12 year old single malt is a triple distilled whisky from Springbank distillery in Campeltown. First released in 2009 as a limited release of only 3900 bottles. Like Longrow (another brand by Springbank), Hazelburn gets its name from a long closed Campbeltown distillery. Springbank increased the Hazelburn 12yo production a bit and 4500 […]