Springbank Campbeltown Loch 100% Scotch Whiskies 2022 46% NV
€ 49,91 (in Vat)
|Distillery||Springbank, Glen Scotia, Glengyle|
|Bottler||Springbank Distillers Ltd.|
|Serie||100% Scotch Whiskies|
|Cask Number||Bottlecode 22/1231|
A Celebration of Campbeltown's Distilling Heritage
Campbeltown Loch, a distinguished blended malt whisky produced by Springbank Distillers Ltd., presents its much-anticipated 2022 edition. Bottled on 24.11.2022, this exceptional expression pays homage to the rich distilling heritage of the Campbeltown region. Join us as we delve into the exquisite flavors and craftsmanship of Campbeltown Loch 100% Scotch Whiskies.
A Fusion of Campbeltown Distilleries:
Campbeltown Loch 2022 edition is a testament to the collective expertise of three esteemed Campbeltown distilleries: Springbank, Glen Scotia, and Glengyle. Each distillery contributes its signature malt whisky to create a harmonious blend that showcases the distinctive character of Campbeltown. This collaboration results in a whisky that is truly representative of the region's whisky-making prowess.
Exploring the Tasting Notes:
At 46% ABV, Campbeltown Loch 2022 edition offers a captivating sensory experience. On the nose, a delightful bouquet of heather, honey, and orchard fruits greets the senses, followed by a subtle maritime influence reminiscent of Campbeltown's coastal location. The palate reveals layers of rich maltiness, intertwined with gentle peat smoke and hints of dried fruits. The finish is long and satisfying, with a touch of oak and a delicate interplay of spices.
Craftsmanship and Tradition:
Campbeltown Loch is a testament to the time-honored craftsmanship and tradition of Springbank Distillers Ltd. The master blenders meticulously select and artfully combine malts from the Campbeltown distilleries, ensuring that the final product is a seamless representation of the region's whisky-making heritage. Each bottle exemplifies the dedication and expertise of the distillers involved in its creation.
An Ode to Campbeltown:
Campbeltown Loch 100% Scotch Whiskies 2022 edition is a true celebration of the Campbeltown whisky style. Its unique blend of malts from Springbank, Glen Scotia, and Glengyle distilleries encapsulates the essence of the region. Whether enjoyed neat, with a splash of water, or in a whisky cocktail, this expression is sure to captivate whisky enthusiasts with its depth of flavor and remarkable complexity.
Campbeltown Loch 100% Scotch Whiskies 2022 edition, bottled on 24.11.2022, is a testament to the enduring legacy of Campbeltown's whisky production. By combining the exceptional malts from Springbank, Glen Scotia, and Glengyle distilleries, Springbank Distillers Ltd. has created a blended malt whisky that honors the region's heritage. Each sip is a journey through the distinct flavors and aromas of Campbeltown, reaffirming its status as a world-class whisky-producing region. Campbeltown Loch 100% Scotch Whiskies is a must-have for whisky connoisseurs seeking an authentic taste of Campbeltown's illustrious whisky history.
Serge Valentin (86)
With hugs to everyone at Cadenhead's Whisky Market Cologne/Köln. Now, I just see that this is actually a blended malt – I used to believe Campbeltown Lochs were blended Scotch, no? Looks like this one's made out of all single malts in Campbeltown, namely Springbank, Glen Scotia, Hazelburn, Macallan, Kilkerran/Glengyle and Longrow (spot the odd one out!) Colour: white wine. Nose: young, starting citric and chalky, with some lemonade and kiwi juice. Then there's sourdough, a fresh pack of lemon drops, yellow Haribos and a little lime grass. This one should repel any mosquitos, perhaps even Campbeltown's famous – and voracious - midges. Mouth: very good, with a similar chalky, doughy and lemony development, supplemented with a little fresh mint, green pepper and tiny roots and saplings (quinoa?) Finish: rather long, on pretty much the same flavours and with a smokier signature. Longrow, I presume. This wee chemicalness too… Comments: a fully naked Campbeltowner, undisguised and maskless. Very cool proposition, and certainly a true 'regional malt'. Perhaps for your favourite hipflask rather than for your most expensive crystal sniffer (a.k.a. fishbowl).
words of whisky:
pringbank has become so popular, hyped even, that people are now even chasing after the distillery’s most budget (and I use that term with the utmost respect) expression. Campbeltown Loch Blended Malt Scotch Whisky is, of course, not a pure Springbank release. But it’s a product from the distillery’s owners, J&A Mitchell, and includes a good chunk of Springbank distillate.
All five malts from Campbeltown, Scotland’s smallest whisky region, have been used to produce Campbeltown Loch Blended Malt Scotch Whisky. There are only three distilleries – Glen Scotia, Glengyle, and Springbank. The latter produces three different styles: unpeated (Hazelburn), medium peated (Springbank) and heavily peated (Longrow). This blended malt matured in ex-bourbon and ex-sherry casks, but from the looks of it, the ex-sherry casks have had the upper hand.
Nose: A touch of rubber-y, dirty sherry, but nothing to worry about. It goes well with the barbecue smoke, paprika powder, raisins and a whiff of orange zest. Also some crushed mint.
Taste: Nice and oily mouthfeel. Just deliciously soft, earthy smoke with a touch of damp oak, cured meats and tobacco. Then a whisper of eucalyptus, juicy red fruits and a decent salinity too. Finally just a pinch of black pepper.
Finish: Medium to long. Slightly dry. Lingering touches of oranges, barbecued smoke, and mineral notes.
I know this consists of all Campbeltown malts, but it's also reminiscent of Benromach. Coming from me, that's a big compliment. Having said that, the Campbeltown Loch Blended Malt has an undeniable Campbeltown DNA. Or I should say, J&A Mitchell DNA. Oh, and did I mention what great value this is?