Single Malt, 11 Year, Cabernet Franc Matured,
In early 2018, Springbank added another release to their incredibly popular Longrow Red series! This time, the 11 year old, heavily peated Campbeltown single malt was initially matured in bourbon barrels for 9 years before being moved over to casks that previously aged Cabernet Franc wine. Past Longrow Red bottlings have enjoyed maturations in Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon, Port, Pinot Noir and even Australian Shiraz casks! Nose: Raspberry and blueberry, joined by a hearty blast of earthy peat smoke. Palate: Toasted vanilla pod, petrichor, jammy strawberries with a zesty hint of orange peel, continuing muscular peat notes. Finish: A final waft of dense smoke lingers for ages on the finish.