Scottish Resort's Special Springbank Whisky Comes With A Cool Map - The Whiskey Wash

Scottish Resort’s Special Springbank Whisky Comes With A Cool Map

By Nino Marchetti / March 27, 2014

Often when you stay at a hotel or resort and get a gift basket as part of your stay, it contains items like soaps, wines and the like. One luxury resort in the Scottish Highlands, however, seems to be going with the theme of its unique location by offering a complimentary bottle of Springbank single malt Scotch to its guests.

Ecopod, said Dieline recently, turned to Designers Anonymous, a creative studio out of London, to help brand a special batch of Springbank 10-year-old whisky as a limited edition gift for those who stay in one of its unique pod rooms located on Scotland’s west coast. The resulting design was rather interesting, labeling the bottles with a large Roman numeral X that communicates both the age of the Scotch and “its place of origin in Campbeltown on the coast of Argyll and Bute.”

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The X label, when unfolded off the bottle, reveals a special map featuring “10 beautiful Scottish views” that encourage those with the whisky to “drink in the view.”

As for what’s in the bottle, it is a 57% ABV, 100 proof offering that is pretty much in line with Springbank’s higher octane 10-year-old Scotch. Tasting notes indicate on the nose “orchard fruit (pear) with a hint of peat, vanilla and malt.” When it hits the palate one should expect hints of “Malt, oak, spice, nutmeg and cinnamon, vanilla essence” that finishes “sweet with a lingering salty tingle.”