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 1963 vintage distillery bottling of Springbank which carries the distillery's traditional black label. This was distilled a few years after the distillery's on site maltings ceased production for a period of over thirty years.
A bottling of Springbank from the rare and highly sought after 'Local Barley' series. Distilled in February 1966, it was then matured in ex-bourbon cask number 484 for 31 years, before being bottled in August 1997.
A 1962 vintage distillery bottling of Springbank. This carries the white labels that was used for limited edition bottlings throughout the 1990s and was distilled a couple of years after the distillery stopped using its on-site maltings for a period of over 30 years.
A 1974 vintage Longrow. The peated malt produced at Springbank distillery, this was first distilled in 1973, continued into 1974, then not again until 1987. 1974 has become a legendary vintage for Longrow fans, with delightful notes of tar and seaweed. Bottles from this vintage are incredibly sought after.
A single cask Springbank distilled in 1966. From the very rare Local Barley full strength series of bottlings this was aged in a sherry cask for 24 years. Given an outstanding 96 points by both Serge Valentin and Olivier Humbrecht of the Malt Maniacs.
One of a series of staggeringly good 1966 Springbanks bottled at the beginning of the 1990s from sherry casks that have become so famous in whisky circles as to take on an almost mythic status. The label artwork for this 'West Highland Malt' was to become iconic as well, becoming known as the 'Local Barley' series. An iconic whisky.
One of a handful of pre-Local-Barley cask strength Springbanks of quite stunning intensity. Bottled at the turn of the 1990s, we believe that these heavily-sherried Springbanks rival Black Bowmore for sheer quality and flavour concentration - yet they are far rarer, being bottled from single casks. Amongst the greatest expressions ever bottled by this legendary distillery.