What’s the recipe for a super full bodied whisky? The Springbank 12 year old Burgundy pretty much defines it. Take your big bodied malt whisky, fully mature it in beefy wine casks, and then bottle it at cask strength. That’s bold! Released in the summer of 2016, the Springbank 12 yo Burgundy was a special release that just sort of popped up out of nowhere. Usually these things are annual traditions or used to commemorate some kind of anniversary, but what was the reasoning for this special release? Probably just that the casks were ready to bottle. If so, this is pretty much the best reason to make a special release. When the whisky’s tasting fine, it’s bottling time!