The Kinship Springbank 25 Year Old
70cl / 53.7% abv
This limited release from The Kinship series has been bottled for the 2018 Fèis Ìle to celebrate the completion of Ardnahoe distillery. Distilled at Campbeltown's Springbank distillery in 1993 and aged in a sherry butt for 25 years before bottling at a natural cask strength of 53.7% abv.
Notes from Ardnahoe Master Distiller Jim McEwan:
"This fantastic semi sweet voluptuous nose is of plump grapes, peach and pineapple coated with demerara sugar and drizzled with honeyed lemon. You could spend hours just smelling it. The nuttiness of the Spanish oak in harmony with crispy sweetness of the malted barley frames the fruit in a halo of maturity and character. Walnuts mingle with mellow oak and it all blends perfectly with the marine influence in a brilliant rainbow of sea mist on Machrihanish beach. The bouquet is bountiful, the spirit is warm & welcoming, the flavours are mesmerising and downright delicious. It gently lures you back to the bottle.
You just don’t want it to end. The satiny texture is seductive drawing you in like a wave to the shore."