For a period, Campbeltown was the undisputed Whisky Capital of World, boasting over 30 distilleries operating simultaneously at its peak. Locally available peat, barley and coal, coupled with a quick steamship service to Glasgow meant this thriving industry lasted into the early 20th Century. Alas; ultimately (and perhaps inevitably) it proved unsustainable, and by 1935 the bubble had well and truly burst, with only Springbank and Glen Scotia distilleries remaining.
With the first distillation taking place in 1997, Springbank's triple distilled, un-peated Hazelburn expression was launched in 2005. Named after the original Hazelburn distillery, which was once the largest producing distillery in Campbeltown, and where the Grandfather of Japanese whisky, Masataka Taketsuru learned his trade; this light and fruity dram has proved a hit since its introduction.
This example has spent 5 years in refill Bourbon wood, before being transfered to Sauternes wine casks for a 3 year finishing period.
Distilled: June 2002
Bottled: February 2011
Age: 8 years old
Cask Type: Bourbon & Sauternes
55.9% ABV / 70cl
Bottle Number: One of only 9180 bottles released
Please note slight label peeling.