Springbank 2011 Local Barley 11 Year Old 2023 Release

Springbank distillery is located in Campbeltown, a picturesque Scottish town situated at the southern end of the Kintyre Peninsula on the glorious west coast.
The first reference to Campbeltown whisky is recorded in writing in 1591. Springbank was established in 1828 on the site of Archibald Mitchell’s illicit still, becoming the 14th licensed distillery in Campbeltown. Today, Springbank is one of only three distilleries operating in the Campbeltown area and is the oldest independent family-owned distillery in Scotland.

The Local Barley is an annual release made from barley grown in or around Campbeltown. Each year a local farmer is commissioned to grow barley on their behalf to continue producing this limited edition. Different farms, barley varieties, cask maturations and length of time the whisky spends in the casks from one batch to the next allowing a unique tasting experience every time.

This Springbank expression was distilled in May 2011 from Belgravia barley grown on Glencraigs Farm, matured for 11 years in ex-bourbon, ex-sherry and ex-rum casks before being bottled in December 2022.

    Nose:    Sweet, lots of yellow fruit, mainly pears, vanilla, mineral flavours, sea salt, wood, caramel, motor oil, dirt.

    Taste:    As per the node, there are also a lot of yellow fruits, pears, plums, apricots, vanilla, oak spice, a bit of chili, salted caramel.

    Finish:    Medium, quite spicy, chili, firewood, caramel, vanilla.

Please note: Springbank labels are extremely prone to scuffing. We cannot guarantee these items are like new.


Note: Product has come from a private collection, minor markings are inevitable and collectors should have reasonable expectations in this regard.