Springbank 30 Years Old 2022 Release 46% NV

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Distillery Springbank
Bottler OB
Bottled for
Distilled date Not Specified
Bottling date 22.04.2022
Country Scotland
Region Campbeltown
Cask Type 85% Bourbon, 15% Sherry
Cask Number Bottle code 22/80
Alcohol percentage 46
Volume 0,70
Condition In Original Box
Label Perfect
Stock 0

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BOW (91)

A Harmonious Fusion of Bourbon and Sherry Casks

Springbank, the renowned distillery nestled on the west coast of Scotland, is celebrated for its traditional whisky-making methods and exceptional single malt expressions. Among their esteemed offerings is the Springbank 30 Years Old 46%, a whisky that embodies the essence of time and craftsmanship. This extraordinary release, bottled on April 22, 2022, showcases a unique vatting of 85% Bourbon casks and 15% Sherry casks, resulting in a harmonious fusion of flavors and a whisky experience like no other.

A Testament to Maturation:
The Springbank 30 Years Old is a testament to the art of maturation and the transformative power of time. Over three decades, this whisky has matured in carefully selected casks, allowing the spirit to interact with the wood and absorb the distinct characteristics of both Bourbon and Sherry. The result is a whisky of exceptional complexity and depth, with layers of flavors that have evolved and developed over the years.

The Marriage of Bourbon and Sherry:
The vatting of 85% Bourbon casks and 15% Sherry casks in the Springbank 30 Years Old creates a captivating interplay of flavors. The dominance of Bourbon casks infuses the whisky with notes of vanilla, caramel, and oak, imparting a rich sweetness and a smooth, creamy texture. The influence of the Sherry casks adds depth and complexity, with hints of dried fruits, spices, and a subtle nuttiness. The careful balance between these two cask types results in a whisky that is both elegant and robust, offering a truly exceptional tasting experience.

Matured to Perfection:
Springbank is renowned for its commitment to traditional production methods, and the Springbank 30 Years Old is no exception. Each step of the whisky-making process, from malting the barley on-site to the hands-on craftsmanship involved in distillation and maturation, is carried out with meticulous care. The extended maturation period of 30 years allows the whisky to develop its character and reach a level of maturity that is truly remarkable.

An Expression of Luxury:
The Springbank 30 Years Old exudes an air of luxury and sophistication. Its deep amber hue and rich, velvety texture are visually captivating, inviting you to savor the experience that lies within. On the nose, a symphony of aromas unfolds, with hints of ripe fruits, toffee, chocolate, and a touch of spice. On the palate, the whisky offers a harmonious blend of flavors, with layers of sweetness, warmth, and complexity that linger long after the final sip.

A Rarity to Be Cherished:
The Springbank 30 Years Old is a whisky that embodies rarity and exclusivity. With its limited production and the extensive time it takes to reach its full potential, this expression is highly sought after by collectors and whisky enthusiasts alike. Owning a bottle of this remarkable whisky is not just a symbol of appreciation for the craftsmanship and artistry involved, but also a treasure to be cherished and savored on special occasions.

The Springbank 30 Years Old 46% is a whisky that exemplifies the mastery and dedication of the Springbank distillery. With its unique vatting of 85% Bourbon and 15% Sherry casks, it offers a harmonious fusion of flavors that captivates the palate. From its exquisite maturation to its luxurious presentation, it is a whisky that embodies sophistication and indulgence. Whether enjoyed by whisky connoisseurs or treasured in a collection, the Springbank 30 Years Old is a testament to the enduring legacy of this esteemed distillery and a true delight for discerning whisky lovers.

Angus McRaild (90)

Colour: gold. Nose: more subtle than the 25, and perhaps slightly funkier, on sheep wool oils, slightly sweaty notes, camphor, mead, heather ales and bouillon. Increasingly becoming very waxy and showing wee notes of putty and eucalyptus - very good complexity so far. Also a slightly sharp, and even almost lactic note of peat smoke. Mouth: excellent arrival, more focussed around salted and crystallised honeys, these same very big fat waxy tones and even some lovely coastal notes. Dried herbs and impressions of salted butter, anchovy paste and drying peaty notes. Finish: good length, very herbal, heathery, on some nicely old school bitter ales, bitter citrus rinds and many more of these lovely waxy qualities. Comments: lovely mature, modern Springbank. It's just that I think it had a bit of a hill to climb after that brilliant 25yo. Perhaps this is another example of the improvement from early 90s to mid-late 90s? Anyway, this is still hugely pleasurable, love that fat waxy quality.

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