Scotch By Nino Marchetti / November 21, 2014 Scotland’s Springbank distillery, like I wrote about earlier this year, is a survivor, being one of only a small handful of its kind still continuing to produce whisky in a region that once boasted as many as 28 distilleries. It also handles every step of its whisky making process onsite and is very popular among both collectors and drinkers alike. It has two new releases out, the older of which I’ll mention next week. The one for focus in this tale is the new 12-year-old Springbank Green.Springbank Green is said by overseas retailer The Whisky Exchange to be the first release in a new “Green” series from the distillery, highlighting the fact the barley used for its creation is organic. This expression, bottled at 46% ABV, was matured in 100 percent bourbon casks and will see worldwide distribution with a total release of 9,000 bottles. You can, in fact, see via the TTB liquor label database it has already been approved for American retail.Tasting notes for this non-chill filtered, natural colored Scotch are below courtesy of Springbank. There was no immediate word of American pricing, but overseas it is averaging around $90 a bottle.Nose: This whisky has a real Springbank nose, earthy, peat with a salty coastal influence.Palate: The palate is fruity; apricots and peaches are accompanied by buttery, creamy nutty shortbread. This is a lip licking whisky, oily and chewy.Finish: The finish is long, smooth and complex with a lingering sweetness and saltiness.