Frequently Asked Questions
Why is Springbank said to be distilled two and a half times?
Following fermentation, the wash is charged to the wash still where it is distilled to produce low wines, which contains around 20% ABV. The low wines are then distilled a second time to produce feints, which contains around 50% ABV.
A proportion of the low wines from the first distillation is then mixed with a proportion of feints from the second distillation, and is distilled a third time. Because some of the resulting spirit has been distilled twice, and some three times, it is said Springbank is distilled two and a half times.
Longrow is double-distilled in the traditional Scottish manner, while Hazelburn is triple-distilled.