Springbank Society Newsletter
Dear Society Members,
I hope you are all well and those of you who are attending Campbeltown Malts Festival…Did you know? It’s less than 3 weeks to go! Official posters for the festival will be uploaded to social media sites next week so keep an eye out! Here are a list of events that still have limited spaces available, get booking with email@example.com ;
Thursday 19th May 2016
12:45pm – Kilkerran Mini Masterclass: Trio of Single Casks (£15)
Friday 20th May 2016
2pm – Kilkerran Question & Answer Session with expert panel (£10)
Springbank Open Day Bottlings
We have three exciting bottlings which will be bottled especially for Springbank Open Day 2016.
- The first will be a Springbank Aged 9 Years which has been matured in a Refill Marsala Hogshead, bottled at 58.7% with only 276 bottles available. This will retail at £50.00 on the day.
- The second will be a special Longrow Aged 21 Years Refill Bourbon, bottled at 46% with only 230 bottles available. This will retail at £250.00 on the day.
- The third bottling is an Open Day special Kilkerran Aged 8 Years Fresh Sherry Wood, bottled at 56.4% with 305 bottles available. This will retail at £50.00 on the day.
Please note that these cannot be pre-ordered ahead of the day, but if there are any left after the Festival then we’ll let you know.
NEW! Springbank Society April release – READY TO ORDER NOW!
You have all been so patient waiting for the next Society bottling and I am delighted to tell you that it is now ready to order. Springbank Aged 8 Years bottled at 57.2%abv, matured in a Fresh Sherry Butt. There are 594 bottles available at £45.00 per bottle.
Here are the tasting notes ;
Nose: Pine nuts & oak, raspberry ripple, blueberries and natural yogurt.
Palate: Round, full bodied with raisins, dates and cherries. Chewy & oily with toasted wholemeal bread.
Finish: Ending fairly dry, becoming earthy, coastal & salty.
Initially there will be one bottle per Society member but with a high possibility of being able to obtain a second bottle. When placing your order (via e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org) please state if you would be interested in a second bottle and you will be contacted soon to let you know if there are anymore available once everyone has had a chance to place their order. Please note that the Campbeltown Cadenhead’s Whisky shop will not be taking any reservations for these, ordering will solely be done via email@example.com. When placing your order, please provide payment details and confirm delivery address.
If you would like your bottle delivered to any of the European Cadenhead shops then PLEASE state this when ordering your bottle.
For any of our members living in Canada, one of our stockists in Calgary, Kensington Wine Market, are able to import Society bottles so if you would like to have your bottle sent to them for collection then please order directly though them.
We won’t be in over the weekend, so please expect to receive confirmation of orders from Monday onwards.
Shipping of orders out-with the UK
We have finally (just this morning to be precise) sourced a courier to ship orders out-with the U.K, although unfortunately we are still unable to ship to the USA & Canada. If you have a pending order with us that you have already paid for and are just awaiting shipping then please get in touch. Please find Shipping Price List at the end of this Newsletter.
Springbank UK exclusive Single Cask
An update on the UK exclusive Single Cask – our Campbeltown, Edinburgh & London shops have now sold out of this. If you head over to the “where to buy” section of our website then you will be able to get details for our UK stockists that may still have it in stock. As there was no Society discount on this bottle then you should be able to get it at or close to our recommended guide price of £85.00.
WORLDWIDE May Releases ;
Please see below for the worldwide releases that are due out in May ;
Longrow 18 y/o
First up, is the annual release of Longrow 18 y/o. This 2016 bottling differentiates from previous years where 100% Sherry casks have been used for maturing this classic Longrow. This year 60% Rum & 40% Refill Sherry casks have been used. Here are the tasting notes for this years release ;
Nose: Spicy; cinnamon & ginger. Apple cider spirit reminiscent of Calvados; pastry and pear drops.
Palate: Very buttery. The ginger is there as the nose suggests developing into marzipan & coconut notes. A thick sweetness of sugar cane molasses and juicy apples.
Finish: More peat coming through in this years bottling. Spicy with hints of nutmeg and burnt embers.
Secondly, is the beautiful Springbank Burgundy Aged 12 Years and this will be bottled at cask strength 53.5%vol. Matured in Fresh Burgundy Casks and will yield 10,260 bottles for general release worldwide.
Nose: Bold and rich with mineral and dunnage warehouse notes combining with maple syrup, pancetta, cranberry and red currants.
Palate: A soft velvet like texture with buttered brown toast and chocolate shortbread complimenting light herb & oak notes.
Finish: A medium dry finish gives up liquorice and mint accompanied woody tannins.
*Your 10% Society discount applies only to Longrow 18 y/o and the Springbank Burgundy will retail at £60.00 from our Cadenhead’s Shops with no discount applicable.
Me, my partner Andrew and our daughter Emily are delighted to be welcoming another member to our family in August, I will be going off on Maternity leave around the middle of July. When I return to work early next year, I have been offered a position elsewhere within the company that was just too good an opportunity to pass up, so this will be my last newsletter with all you lovely members. I have really enjoyed my short time running the Springbank Society and will be sad to say goodbye, although with a newborn – I have a feeling that he will be a good distraction.
So, effective immediately – the Society reins have been handed over to our new staff member, Nathan Currie. Nathan is a Marketing Assistant here at Springbank and shall also be watching over our social media accounts so be sure to follow us at the addresses below:
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/officialspringbankwhisky/
Twitter – https://twitter.com/Springbank1828
Instagram – Search Springbank Whisky (@springbankwhisky1828)
For the Springbank Society
Please contact Julie at firstname.lastname@example.org for information on how to join the Springbank Society
Shipping 1-6 bottles – Economy & Standard
(Economy only available in zones 1-5)
Economy prices are shown on the left, standard shipping cost is shown on the right. (Please note that the Economy service could take up to 2 weeks). Following customer feedback it became apparent to us that longer shipping times were not a problem if prices were relatively low.
Belgium / Luxembourg / Netherlands / ROI
- 1 bottle: £31.00 – £39.00
- 2 bottles: £33.00 – £42.00
- 3 bottles: £35.00 – £47.00
- 4 bottles: £38.00 – £49.00
- 5 bottles: £40.00 – £53.00
- 6 bottles: £42.00 – £57.00
France / Germany
- 1 bottle: £34.00 – £42.00
- 2 bottles: £36.00 – £45.00
- 3 bottles: £40.00 – £50.00
- 4 bottles: £44.00 – £55.00
- 5 bottles: £47.00 – £61.00
- 6 bottles: £50.00 – £68.00
Austria / Denmark / Finland / Italy / Portugal / Spain / Sweden
- 1 bottle: £38.00 – £43.00
- 2 bottles: £41.00 – £51.00
- 3 bottles: £45.00 – £58.00
- 4 bottles: £49.00 – £64.00
- 5 bottles: £53.00 – £71.00
- 6 bottles: £56.00 – £80.00
Cyrus / Czech Republic / Greece / Poland
- 1 bottle: £40.00 – £44.00
- 2 bottles: £45.00 – £52.00
- 3 bottles: £52.00 – £58.00
- 4 bottles: £55.00 – £66.00
- 5 bottles: £61.00 – £71.00
- 6 bottles: £66.00 – £82.00
Norway / Switzerland
- 1 bottle: £34.00 – £50.00
- 2 bottles: £38.00 – £56.00
- 3 bottles: £45.00 – £63.00
- 4 bottles: £50.00 – £69.00
- 5 bottles: £55.00 – £75.00
- 6 bottles: £60.00 – £84.00
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Australia / China / Hong Kong / Japan / Taiwan / United Arab Emirates / Vietnam
- 1 bottle: £54.00
- 2 bottles: £62.00
- 3 bottles: £72.00
- 4 bottles: £82.00
- 5 bottles: £90.00
- 6 bottles: £100.00
- 1 bottle: £59.00
- 2 bottles: £71.00
- 3 bottles: £83.00
- 4 bottles: £90.00
- 5 bottles: £105.00
- 6 bottles: £120.00
Brazil / Peru
- 1 bottle: £64.00
- 2 bottles: £77.00
- 3 bottles: £90.00
- 4 bottles: £103.00
- 5 bottles: £115.00
- 6 bottles: £132.00