Longrow Red Cabernet Franc Finish Scotch Whisky

This is the sixth Longrow Red release. Finished in Cabernet Franc casks sourced from De Toren in Stellenbosch, South Africa.
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Nearly two centuries ago, the town of Campbeltown, located on a narrow peninsula in southwest Scotland, was considered the whisky capital of the world. Passengers arriving by sea at Campbeltown Loch, nestled between Macringan's Point and the rocky island of Davaar, were greeted with the sails and masts of the herring fishing fleet and the smoking chimneys of nearly thirty different distilleries that called Campbeltown home. Two-hundred years later, Campbeltown Loch is considerably quieter and only three chimneys continue to billow smoke — each acting as a beacon for an industry that, at one point, dominated the peninsula.

In 1828, Springbank Distillery was founded on the site of Archibald Mitchell's illicit still in Campbeltown (today, Mitchell's great-great-great-grandson owns the distillery). Within ten years, its whisky was so well-regarded that a blender by the name of Johnnie Walker purchased 118 gallons at 43 pence a gallon.

By the turn of the century — as worldwide demand for Scotch whisky seemed insatiable — distilleries throughout Scotland began cutting corners and outsourcing parts of the distillation process. Springbank Distillery, however, remained true to its Scottish heritage. Today, it remains one of only two distilleries in Scotland to perform every step of the whisky making process — from malting barley to bottling whisky — on the same premises.

This Longrow Red Cabernet Franc is the sixth release in the Longrow Red series. Matured for 9 years in bourbon casks this whisky is finished in Cabernet Franc casks sourced from De Toren in Stellenbosch, South Africa.

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Proof 11.9 (55.9% ABV)
Distiller/Bottler Name Springbank Distillery
Size 750mL
Clean on the nose with intense peat, wine tannins, tart red berries, vanilla, toffee, and herbaceous notes. The palate is lively with sweet notes of fruit, malt, oak, peat, and baked goods. The finish is medium length with subtle funky peat, earthiness, and a hint of fruit.
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