Campbeltown, during the mid-1800s, was the epicentre of Scotland's distilling industry, with 28 distilleries at one stage in the 1830s. Today, however, this number has dwindled to just three: Springbank, which also produces the peated Longrow and the unpeated Hazelburn; Glen Scotia; and recent addition Glengyle, home of Kilkerran malt. Read More »
This is the 25 year old bottling from the much lauded Millennium Set of releases from Springbank. The set of 6 contained whiskies bottled at 25, 30, 35, 40, 45 and 50 years of age. This particular bottling received an impressive average of 91 points from 6 of the Malt Maniacs.
A single cask 1970 vintage Springbank. Aged for 23 years in cask number 1766, the bottles carries delightful illustrations of the distillery buildings and equipment. This received a very respectable 90 points from Malt Maniac Ho-cheng Yao.
An old dumpy bottle of Springbank's famous 21 year old single malt. This is one of a series of bottlings of 21yo informally referred to as 'parchment label' that appeared in the late 1980s and early 1990s. This particular bottle is 75cl with a gold J. Archibald Mitchell motif on the label and has a great reputation amongst serious Springbank aficionados, with several scores in the 90s from the Malt Maniacs.
A 1970 vintage official bottling of Springbank from a single cask. Coming in a bottle depicting illustrations of the distillery buildings and equipment, this was aged for 23 years solely in cask number 1765.
This is the 30 year old bottling from Springbank's much lauded Millennium Set. The set of 6 contained whiskies bottled at 25, 30, 35, 40, 45 and 50 years of age. This received an impressive average of 91 points from 7 of the Malt Maniacs.
A 1967 vintage whisky from Springbank distillery, specially selected by Cadenhead's for their Chairmans Stock series and bottled at its natural cask strength of 46.8% after 32 years in a sherry hogshead - this should be absolutely fantastic.
A 1967 vintage Springbank from independent bottlers Hart Brothers. This was given an impressive 91 points by Olivier Humbrecht of the Malt Maniacs, a man with an impeccable palate given he is one of less than 300 Masters of wine worldwide.
A delightful pear shaped bottle of 33 year old Springbank. We estimate this was bottled in the 1980s, an interesting decade which saw the distillery closed until 1987 and peated Longrow released for the first time as an experiment.
An old bottling of Glen Scotia. Once home to a total of 28 distilleries, Glen Scotia is one of just three that survive in 2013. We estimate this was bottled in the 1960s and is presented in the classic flat bottle from that era.
A 30 year old bottling of Springbank. We estimate that this was bottled in the 1990s, meaning it is likely some of the spirit was produced using barley from the on site maltings, which closed for the first time in 1960. This is presented in a delightful wooden box.
A very special edition of Springbank 21yo bottled only for directors & staff, this was the first bottling done to commemorate the new millennium, meaning the whisky in the bottle would have been distilled in the 1970s.
A 1968 vintage Springbank. This is labelled as a 10 year old, but was actually bottled at most a few weeks short of its 12th birthday. This was distilled during a 30 year hiatus of the distillery using malt imported from elsewhere.