The whisky community is buzzing with excitement as Springbank Distillery has recently unveiled the second installment in its highly anticipated Springbank Sherry Series. Following the success of the Sherry Wood Pedro Ximénez Cask matured expression last year, the distillery has now introduced the 10 Year Old Palo Cortado Cask matured whisky, marking another milestone in its experimental sherry cask journey.
Springbank Sherry Series
As a quick recap, the Springbank Sherry Series is a prestigious five-part collection, initiated in 2022 and slated for annual releases from 2022 through 2026. Each expression in the series undergoes partial maturation in distinct sherry cask varieties, in this latest drop Palo Cortado casks. Get yourself up to speed on Springbank Sherry Series in our Resources section..
Springbank Palo Cortado Cask Matured 10 Year Old
In its second year, the Springbank Sherry Series introduces the Palo Cortado expression, a first-of-its-kind for Springbank. This unique whisky spent 6 years maturing in refill bourbon barrels before an additional 4 years in fresh Palo Cortado hogsheads made from American oak. Palo Cortado, a rare type of Sherry, undergoes both oxidative and biological aging processes, resulting in a full-bodied style comparable to Oloroso but with delicate, light nuttiness reminiscent of Amontillado.
For those fortunate enough to secure a bottle, this limited-edition release had a total outturn of 10,200 bottles. Distilled in July 2013 and bottled in September 2023, this expression maintains a standard 55.0% ABV. With its distinctive sherry profile and limited availability, this drop is set to be a prized possession for collectors and connoisseurs alike.
Hazelburn Oloroso Cask 15 Year Old
In addition to the Sherry Series excitement, Springbank Distillery has also unveiled a new 15 Year Old Hazelburn Oloroso cask expression. This particular dram has matured in fresh Oloroso casks, offering a rich and nuanced flavor profile. Bottled at 55.8% ABV and with a total outturn of 9,000 bottles, the Hazelburn Oloroso Cask Matured expression promises to be another gem from the Campbeltown distillery.
As the curtains rise on these remarkable expressions, whisky enthusiasts are encouraged to explore and savor the Springbank 10 Year Old Palo Cortado and Hazelburn 15
Year Old Oloroso Cask Matured whiskies. With the releases now available, may your whisky adventures be filled with delight and discovery.