August has been an extremely busy month for our Bottling Hall staff who have been working hard, making sure we have plenty stock of all our core range products.
Included in the recent bottling programme is our new version of the ever popular Springbank 12 year old Cask Strength. This has been matured in a combination of 70% Sherry casks and 30% Bourbon casks, been bottled at 53.8% and is very limited with only 9,000 bottles for worldwide distribution. This whisky is retailing around £47.00 and the tasting notes for the August 2015 release are:
Nose: There’s a saltiness similar to Campbeltown Loch fishing creels, a typical Springbank maritime style. Spicy notes are very dominant: cloves, nutmeg, cinnamon sticks and some ground black pepper.
Palate: Lip licking - thickly buttered gingerbread, sticky toffee pudding and crème brûlée. Cream and butter really coat the mouth in classic Campbeltown style.
Finish: Dry finish ending with barbecue smoke and chicory sauce.
Also recently bottled is the 2015 version of Longrow Red. This is the 4th in the Longrow Red series which has produced bottlings matured in Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz and Port casks so far. The new edition is 12 years old and spent its final year maturing in Fresh Pinot Noir casks from New Zealand. It has been bottled at cask strength of 52.9% and again, there are only 9,000 bottles available for worldwide distribution. The Longrow Red Pinot Noir is retailing around £58.00 and the tasting notes are:
Nose: There’s a cornucopia of fruity aromas: marmalade, strawberry preserve, fruit coulis and orange sherbet. Not forgetting the tobacco smoke which is associated with Longrow whiskies.
Palate: The fruit theme continues with raspberry jam, and strawberry jam with cream sponge. The whisky has a sweet side too, rich toffee, honeycomb and candy floss.
Finish: Very soft, this Longrow whisky doesn’t disappoint with campfire smoke and charred embers dominating the finish.
Both new releases will be hitting shops from this week so check out your nearest stockist by visiting the Where to Buy section of our website.