Category Archives: Springbank

Springbank 8, Refill Bourbon + Fresh PX casks, 56.5% – Springbank Online Tasting Week 2021

Springbank went online after several of their whisky festivals in spring didn’t happen. I never participated due to some weird credit card / web shop mishap, and after that because of Brexit. However, through others, I was able to get … Continue reading

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The best of 2021, part deux

Apart from last week’s post on what whiskies were strictly the best according to my rating, there are two lists that I still want to get out there. The first is the ‘not best but very impressive otherwise’ whiskies, and … Continue reading

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The best of 2021

Apart from looking back, using hindsight to evaluate what happened on a more generic level, there was of course a lot of booze last year. In The Netherlands bottle-shops are in the same legal category as supermarkets and other foodstuff … Continue reading

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Springbank 28, 48.2% – Springbank Society

That things haven’t been going to plan, hope or expectation for a while needs no explanation. The same is true for Springbank Distillery, and their planned open day. Add to that that they always select some to-be-bottled single casks for … Continue reading

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Best of Wines’ Blind Tasting Competition #2

Part two of the four part series in which I quickly go over the whiskies we had in the Blind Tasting Competition by Best of Wines. As said before, and in previous years when I participated in The Usquebaugh Society’s … Continue reading

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Springbank 37, 1970-2007, Sherry Cask 1344, 43% – Secret Treasures

Zeewijck, a semi-local liquor shop used to have a discount on the last three days of the year. The age of the whisky is the percentage subtracted from the price. Of course, that usually added up to 20% discount, which … Continue reading

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Kilkerran 8, Cask Strength Batch 4, Re-charred Oloroso casks, 57.1%

Anything that comes from one of the Springbank brands is going to be popular. When it turns out to be a sherry cask matured something, at cask strength, it’s never going to be on a shelf in a shop until … Continue reading

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Springbank 24, 51.7% – Elixir, Art of Whisky

Another sample I got from Fiddler’s Advent Calendar, late last year. And one I got quite excited about. It’s not everyday you get to try new, old Springbank. 24 years old is something that goes for quite a bit of … Continue reading

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Hazelburn 13, 2007-2021, 48.6%

Honestly, I don’t even know if this is an annual release, or this just pops up with regular Springbank batches. I’ve not kept track. What Whiskybase can tell me, though, is that this is comprised of bourbon casks (75%) and … Continue reading

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Springbank 10, 46%

Currently, due to COVID-19 and Brexit, it’s pretty hard to get a bottle of Springbank 10 in The Netherlands. A lot of bottle-shops are running out since it’s a quite popular whisky, the distillery hasn’t been able to bottle casks … Continue reading

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