Springbank distillery is the oldest independent, family-owned distillery in Scotland. Legal distillation began in 1828.The chairman is Hedley Wright, the great, great grandson of John Mitchell, the first legal distiller of Springbank whisky.
Nose : Lemon, zesty, confectionery, soft ripe peaches. Hints of dunnage/earthy notes with honeycomb and sea salt. Palate : Initially nougat, pecan pie, pine nuts and digestive biscuits. Becomes sweeter with notes of tropical fruit and wine gums. Finish : The legendary Springbank style with a coastal tang, a hint of peat and earthy
There are a few Scottish distilleries that still malt their own barley but Springbank is the only distillery which malts 100% of its own barley, using the traditional floor maltings. The whole production process: malting, milling, mashing, fermentation, distillation, maturation and bottling, happens on the one site in Campbeltown.