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, bottled with a whopping 56,3% ABV felt even slightly better than batch 10.
Springbank 12YO Cask Strength Batch 13 has been bottled in 2016, matured in 70% Ex-Sherry and 30% Ex-Bourbon casks. It comes from a fairly small distillery and it’s been lightly peated. Springbank also makes heavily peated (Longrow) and non-peated (Hazelburn) whiskies.
Another piece of The Bourne Legacy
There’s been lots of hype with the previous versions, and like batch 10, batch 13 delivers lots of character and great taste. It’s a shame I’ve only sampled Springbank 12YO CS – this whisky really is worth owning an own bottle. It’s fair to say that Springbank has started a legacy with its whiskies that are named after the distillery – with Longrow and Hazelburn brands complementing their portfolio nicely.