This is the 2017 bottling of Springbank's malt produced using locally sourced barley Distilled: February 2006 Bottled: February 2017 Age: 11 years old 53.1% ABV / 70cl Bottle Number: One of only 9000 bottles released. There are several factors that make the Springbank distillery unique. It is the oldest distillery in Scotland owned by the same family, 100% of the production process is carried out on one site, and it remains the largest private employer in Campbeltown employing over 60 people. Nose: What an incredible nose, to start with marmalade and honey, then mineral notes from the Kintyre peninsula. As it opens up, freshly baked bread with sweet notes of sun dried bananas to contrast with salted caramel topping. Palate: The promise given in the nose continues, a lovely creaminess and sweetness of grapes, custard, honeycomb and marshmallow. This is balanced with salted popcorn and liquorice, and an ever present, hint of peat. Finish: Theres a nutty quality about this, almonds, hazelnuts and walnuts as well as an air of indulgence, rich and buttery with an elegant finish that keeps on giving.