Springbank 1993 - Authors' Series - Thomas Hardy
70cl / 53.3% abv
The First Editions Authors’ Series is a range of single cask expressions, created by the prestigious blenders and bottlers, Hunter Laing & Co, in celebration of pioneering writers. This is a limited edition expression, inspired by the life and works of
Distilled in May 1993 at Campbeltown's Springbank distillery, this single malt was matured in a refill hogshead for 24 years before bottling in October 2017. This 13th release in the series is limited to just 216 bottles, each one presented at a natural cask strength of 53.3% abv.
Each bottle is presented in a brown leather box, embossed with gold metallic text, and are individually wax sealed.
Thomas Hardy (1840-1928) was an English poet and novelist. Author of Far from the Madding Crowd and Tess of the d'Urbervilles among others, Hardy has been described as a Victorian realist and was placed twice in the BBC's The Big Read survey.
Nose: complex with dried fruits, oranges, peaches, and a big vanilla influence with a gentle smoke.
Palate: waxy with more dried fruits, toffee and sandalwood.
Finish: long, drying and fruity.