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 »
A 1965 vintage Springbank. This carries the relatively common black label with white lower band which was used at the time. We estimate this was bottled in the 1980s, a decade when the distillery was closed for production.
A 1966 vintage official bottling of Springbank. This was distilled a few years after the distillery's own maltings closed and barely began to be imported from elsewhere. Springbank bottlings from this era are highly sought after.
Another legendary bottling in the always-impressive Prestonfield, this 20 year old Springbank 1967 received 93-94 points from Malt Maniac Serge Valentin on Whiskyfun and despite being from a multi-cask batch is now extremely difficult to find, having been bottled in the late 1980s.
A 1965 vintage official bottling of Springbank. This carries the common (for the time) black label with white lower band. This was distilled a few years after the distillery's own malting closed down for the first time.
A quite legendary sherried Longrow from the batch of stunning casks secured by the far-sighted Italian firm Samaroli long before cask-strength bottlings were de rigeur. This was one of the earliest Longrows, distilled just a year after production started at Springbank in 1973.
A bottle of historic 1973 vintage Longrow released for famed Italian importers Samaroli. 1973 was the first year that Longrow was distilled, Springbank's heavily peated malt. A genuine collector's item, the label has a lovely hand drawn style illustration.
One of the stupendous cask strength Longrows bottled in the 1980s by legendary Italian bottler Samaroli. These extraordinary whiskies from Longrow's first vintage sealed the reputation of Springbank's peated malt.
A rare 1967 vintage whisky from Campbeltown's Springbank, one of the two distilleries in the area that survived the rigours of the 20th century. This one has aged for 27 years, picking up a beautiful copper colour, and is sure to be a hit with collectors.
A rare special bottling of 1965 vintage Springbank. Distilled in the year Everest, a British double-glazing and home improvement company, was founded, this was bottled in 1993 in commemoration of The Everest Challenge cycle ride.
An 18 year old Longrow, the smokier of the drams produced by Springbank, bottled by Cadenhead's. Both Sprinbank and Cadenhead's have been owned by the same company since the 1970s, making this an intriguing bottle.