Springbank 12 Fresh Port Hogshead

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Thanks to /u/buddy_dosser for the sample via /r/ScotchSwap on reddit.

I’m always happy to get my grubby paws on a Springbank Society bottling. Particularly this one because it’s been matured in a port cask, a fresh one no less, and I’m a sucker for that peat/port combination, and because port matured Springbanks are not something I come across often. Let’s see what this does.

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Springbank 11 Local Barley

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Springbank kicked up a real fuss last year when they released a 16 year old Local Barley bottling. It was essentially reviving an older series of there’s where they made whisky using barley grown on the farms surrounding Campbeltown. The plan now is to release a bottling every year for 5 years each using a different variety of barley.

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Cadenhead Glen Scotia 2000 Sherry Cask

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Thanks to /u/nofansky for the sample via /r/ScotchSwap on reddit.

I’m always on the lookout to try stuff from Glen Scotia. Their core range is quite limited but there are quite a number of independent bottlings floating around. Unfortunately they can be quite hit-or-miss so I won’t often pull the trigger on a full bottle, but the profile of the distillery is dirty and oily, just what I like, so always glad to try.

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Springbank 12 Burgundy

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Cracked this one open to kick off the weekend. I do love my Springbank, but their special releases have unfortunately become a bit of a hot commodity with those collector types, you know, the ones who will buy 2 crates of everything you can slap “Limited Release” or “Special Edition” onto and never open it because they buy whisky to *spit on floor* invest.

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Campbeltown Sans Springbank Night with Malt Mongers Israel

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Once again our whisky club, Malt Mongers Israel, met up at the Milk & Honey distillery for our monthly get together. This month’s theme was Campbeltown without Springbank. We’d recent had a dedicated Springbank evening and decided to try some of the other whiskies coming from the region (granted only one bottle was actually not from a Springbank associated distillery).

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Springbank 2007 Society Bottling

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Thanks to /u/buddy_dosser for the sample via /r/ScotchSwap on reddit.

This is from a bottling Springbank did this year for their Springbank Society. The casks they bottle for the Society are usually of the highest quality and are often quite unique too. Unfortunately one needs to be in the UK to get them at a reasonable price so I can’t often get hold of them, so I’m hugely appreciative to have gotten this sample.

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