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Podcast #13 - Springbank's Peter Currie

I love Springbank distillery.  I love Springbank whisky.  I sometimes cannot hold back the admiration and emotion I feel for this Campbeltown institution, so I just go with the moment.  In this interview, I do sometimes get carried away, repeatedly gushing about how awesome these guys are, but sometimes the spirit overwelms us and that's the way it goes.

Peter Currie is the sales manager for Springbank and a very wise man concerning all things whisky.  He took us on an amazing tour of the distillery while we were there, and I'm hoping he can convey the same wonderful message via this podcast in an audio version.  If you've got a bottle of Springbank at home, pour yourself a glass and relax while Peter tells you just why your dram is so wickedly great.

This episode can be downloaded here.  Past episodes are archived here as well as on iTunes.  You can also listen via the embedded Flash player below.

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Reader Comments (9)

Okay, you guys convinced me...Springbank will be the next Scotch that I buy. Which expression would you recommend to start with?

April 7, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDai

Ten year. Best one

April 7, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDavid D

Great podcast..Lots of respect for Springbank's philosophy in how they run their business. I've finished the 10 year old. The 15 year old sounds intriguing which you describe as challenging. Is it similar to Ardbeg Ulgeadail or is its character something else?

April 7, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterFrancisE

Springbank 15 is pretty straight forward. The single cask sherry is the challenging one, but we're not going to bring that in because of that. It's present in the 15, but not as much as in the single cask we tasted.

April 7, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDavid D

great discussion....appreciate them even more now

April 9, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterpaul

These podcasts just keep getting better and better. I enjoyed thus one, and liked how Peter explained Springbanks way of doing business vs the bigger distilleries. To hear him talk about the process after reading about your tour, everything just falls into place. Keep 'em coming.
Guess it's time for me to try some Scotch.

April 10, 2011 | Unregistered Commentersnakeman

"we vat the casks 9 months before bottling, 60% bourbon, 40% sherry mixed at 9 years, add water to just above bottling strength and recask for a final year of marrying.
If you're not chill filtering, oils removed by chill filtration need time to marry."

Thank you. I generally knew cask shuffling occurs, but never why it betters spirit.
You opened the window to my malting.

May 4, 2011 | Unregistered Commentermorlock

I've heard that Peter Currie left Springbank sometime around Oct. 11th! I hope this is not bad news for the brands... he was one hell of a brand ambassador. I wonder who could possibily fill his shoes?

I sure hope it doesn't mean any quality changes over at my favorite distillery!

December 5, 2011 | Unregistered Commenter77anorak

Good stuff as per usual, thanks. I do hope this kind of thing gets more exposure. gcafeo gcafeo - supra for boy.

December 20, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterruqore ruqore

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