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 Scotland. Owned by J & A Mitchell & Company who also owns Glengyle distillery, several blended Scotch brands and independent bottler called William Cadenheads.
Springbank is one of the few surviving single malt producers in Campbeltown region of Scotland. They are also the only Scottish distillery performing each step of the process of whisky making at their distillery. Even malting the barley. Paul John whisky distillery from India also malts its barley in house.
Springbank 15YO has been aged completely in ex-sherry casks – sweet Oloroso casks were used for this expression.
The good track record of Springbank continues. This single malt is another example of fine craftsmanship by the Campbeltown based distillery.
With this distillery you can talk about craft whisky distilling, even though the annual capacity is quite big (750 000 liters). They do such a great job producing high quality single malt whisky. And they do each step on their own, relying mostly on non-automated methods. They even turn floor maltings by hand.