J. S. RASCH VIN & SPIRITUS
J. S. Rasch wine and colonial trade has been selling the good things in life since 1807. The current ownership goes back 2 generations.
Peated Campbeltown Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Autumn release 2022
Longrow 18 Year Old comes from Springbank Distillery in Campbeltown. This is a good, if relatively rare, opportunity to taste Longrow with “a little age” – because something very beautiful happens when the Campbeltown smoke reaches the whiskey reaches this age. It is bottled at the classic 46% without chill filtration or dye.
Aroma: Barbeque notes, leather bound books, nectarine and caramel.
Tasting notes: Sweet honey notes mingle with peat, menthol and violet.
Serving suggestion: Should be enjoyed neat
At Springbank, 3 distinct types of whiskey are produced, which differ on a number of parameters. The classic Springbank has a light peat smoke. The smoke level is indicated (somewhat imprecisely) with a measurement of phenol in the finished malted barley and is approximately 10-15 “parts per million” (the malt is dried for 6 hours with peat smoke and 30 hours with hot air). Springbank is also distilled 2.5 times. “Longrow” – a strongly smoked variant was first made in 1973. Here the smoke is up to 50-55 ppm, the malt is dried for 48 hours with peat smoke, and it is distilled twice. The newest variant, Hazelburn, saw the light of day in 1997 when they first tried completely unsmoked and triple-distilled whiskey. Of the approximately 175,000 liters the small Campbeltown distillery produces per year, 80% is Springbank, approximately 10% Longrow and 10% Hazelburn.
Regardless of which variant you’re after, Springbank is worth getting to know. It is the favorite distillery of many whiskey geeks and for good reason! As the only distillery in Scotland, they malt all the barley they need themselves. Color is never added and the whiskey is not chill-filtered.
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