Springbank 18 yr. old returns to the U.S.
The press release just came in. It’s the new Springer 18. And it’s a lower price than the 2009 release, which is always good news. Judging by their tasting notes, it looks like the whisky is from sherry casks. (And I think I had a wee taste at a WhiskyFest somewhere along the way recently which was sherried.) I’ll post up a formal review when I get a review sample.
PREISS IMPORTS ANNOUNCES THE RETURN OF SPRINGBANK 18 YEAR OLD
San Diego, CA – May 26, 2010 –Preiss Imports, The Nation’s leading importer of specialty spirits announces the return of Springbank 18 year old, a Springbank Single Malt Original. The malt is dried for six hours over a peat fire followed by 24 hours over hot air, and distilled two and a half times, all using traditional production methods on-site in Campbeltown.
Springbank 18 year old offers a nose full of authority. Rich and creamy at first, the nose develops to reveal vanilla, ripe fruits and marzipan before hints of sherbet, almonds and strawberries. The palate is a classic full-bodied dram, thick and oily in texture with an extremely fruity and mellow taste which gives way to sweet licorice and aniseed. The chocolaty finish is long and consistent with a pleasant smoky tingle.
46% ABV – 750ml – $149.99 Retail*
*2010 packaging offers a reduced price from 2009 release
Newly designed package to match Springbank 10 year old and Springbank 15 year old
Now Available / Limited Quantity, 300 6-pack cases for US market
About Preiss Imports
Preiss Imports is an exclusive importer of the finest specialty spirits from around the world, representing a diverse portfolio of truly authentic products. For over 20 years, Preiss Imports has cultivated a strong following from mixologists to consumers alike. For more information, email email@example.com or call 858-458-9172 x102.
About Springbank Whisky Distillers
Founded in 1828, Springbank Distillery is the oldest independent family owned distillery in Scotland, and the only distillery in Scotland to carry out the full production process on one site, in Campbeltown. Traditional production methods are used, and human involvement at each and every stage. Springbank Distillery produces three different single malts, Springbank, Longrow, and Hazelburn, using three different production methods.