The Perfect Collection by Mr. Richard Gooding Digital Catalogue - Page 36



SPRINGBANK
LOCAL BARLEY SERIES
By Angus MacRaild
Rare Whisky Expert and Writer
U
ndoubtedly the greatest examples of
Springbank’s legendary Local Barley series
hail from the 1966 vintage. Whether from
ex-bourbon or sherry casks, these whiskies offer
profound directness, freshness and concentration
of character. The run of casks 443, 442 & 441 all
bottled in 1990 at natural strength were nourished
by the kind of unctuous, almost resinous old sherry
cask that is quite thoroughly unobtainable today.
The resultant whiskies offer a level of leathery
concentration and earthy density that is hard to
rival. While in comparison the numerous bourbon
hogsheads which followed often revealed the
inherent exotic lusciousness of the Springbank
distillate. Flavour profiles which balanced coastal
softness, vivid tropical fruits and textural, mouthcoating waxiness. Characteristics which could only
be obtained by time, gentle wood and masterful
whisky making.
SPRINGBANK 1966
BOURBON CASK #472
SPRINGBANK 1966
BOURBON CASK #479
51.8% | 75cl
55.2% | 75cl
SPRINGBANK 1966
BOURBON CASK #471
SPRINGBANK 1966
SHERRY CASK 24 YEAR OLD #443
51.6% | 75cl
58.1% | 75cl
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