It’s time for another whisky bundle to add to your growing collection of amazing gold liquid at your home bar. This month Kyle and I put together a fun little ditty from the region of Campbeltown. Tucked away in the South West Corner of Scotland, Campbeltown used to be home to as many as 34 distilleries. Now there are only two left, and they produce some very exciting whiskies indeed. The whiskies in this month’s bundle all come from one distillery; two are homages to closed distilleries, and the other is one of our all-time favorite daily drams. These three bottles would normally retail together for $226.97, but purchased as a bundle, we’re offering them for just $190. Without further ado, our April Whisky Bundle of Joy, featuring Springbank Distillery.
A nod to the past, and a shuttered distillery, Hazelburn is triple-distilled single malt scotch whisky, made in the same style in which it was made back in the mid-1920s, before the distillery was closed by owners Mackie & Co., who just happened to also own Springbank at the time. At the time, it was the largest distillery in the region. The first thing you notice out of the glass is light, sweet spice influenced from a sherry cask, perhaps a touch of stone fruit marmalade. It hits the mid-palate immediately, with mild baking spices that fall down the sides of your palate nicely. Long fruity finish and overall pleasant dram.
As the entry whisky to the Springbank line, this is nothing short of delicious. This lightly-peated whisky offers notes of pears and fall orchard fruit. Vanilla follows through due to the maturing in the bourbon cask. On the palate the baking spices continue to show through in force: Cinnamon, vanilla, clove, and oak are the stars here. The tingle of the spice fades into a long finish with a lingering sweetness. This is one of our all-time favorite whiskies.
Longrow Heavily Peated
Each year the good folks at Springbank produce Longrow whisky, as well as the previous two mentioned. And Longrow always stands tall with the other releases. This offering is the peatiest of the whiskies from this distillery. The nose is all smoke and vanilla, accompanied by marshmallows roasted over a campfire. The palate is creamy and smoky with a slight touch of iodine–in a good way of course. The peat holds tight through the finish as it lingers until every last ember of that campfire burns out.
I hope you enjoy these whiskies as much as we do.
Keep you eyes open for next months Bundle of Joy coming from a far off continent.