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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Hazelburn 9 Barolo Cask Matured

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Hazelburn is one the three labels that come out of Springbank distillery. This is their non-peated variety, which is also triple distilled, a bit of an oddity in Scotch Whisky and the norm in Irish Whiskey production. It’s also the label I am least well acquainted with.

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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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Longrow 2001 Springbank Society Bottling

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

I’m sure those of you who follow what I write here are quite familiar by now with the fact that I have quite an affinity for both peat and whiskies from Springbank distillery. No surprise then that I go absolutely nuts for Longrow, Springbank’s heavily peated label.

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Glen Scotia 1999 Cadenhead

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Sample received from /u/buddy_dosser via /r/ScotchSwap on reddit. Thanks!

Ah Glen Scotia, the other Campbeltown malt. Sometimes they can be a bit sidelined by all the attention given to Springbank, especially  because until the recent revamp their distillery bottlings were a tad sub-par, but that doesn’t mean they can’t put out some damn fine whisky which can be found amongst several prolific independent bottlers.

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