Tag Archives: Local Barley

Springbank Local Barley 14yo, 1999-2014, 57.8% – Springbank Society

Yet another sample I had in my cupboard from some years ago! And what a sample it is. A local barley Springbank (they already got me there), from the Springbank Society (cool, cool), from a sherry cask and bottled for … Continue reading

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Springbank 9yo, Local Barley, 57.7%

There are always these whiskies that sit on the shelf waiting for the right moment because they are (supposed to be) something different. Something (supposedly) special. This one was more or less that. More or less because it’s not overly … Continue reading

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Springbank Local Bere Barley 11yo, 53.1%

I’m a tad late in reviewing this, about a year or so. This 11 year old Local Barley release is Springbank’s second release of the five promised bottlings. The first being the 16 year old and the third is a … Continue reading

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Springbank Local Barley 10, 57.3%

Funnily enough, when this got released in December, there was a mad scramble to get our hands on a bottle. My Bottle Share group on Facebook was mad about getting one and links to UK webshops were posted as soon … Continue reading

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My whisky of the year

I love end of year lists. Mostly reading them, because it sifts a lot of the corn from the chaff. It means cutting 200-odd posts from every blog with just the top of that annum. There’s always this division between … Continue reading

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Springbank Local Barley, 16yo, 54.3%

Ah, Springbank Local Barley. I think I have tasted two of the 1965/1966 ones and those were some of the best whiskies I’ve ever had. Now there’s a new one, although there have been some releases for the Springbank Society … Continue reading

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Bad ass whisky tasting at De Whiskykoning

Last Friday was the day I booked a tasting at my favorite whisky shop. We went to Den Bosch, to De Whiskykoning (who has a new web site, by the way) with some friends for the bad ass whisky tasting. … Continue reading

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