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 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.
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 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.
A long-aged cask strength Springbank 1969 bottled from a single refill sherry butt by Signatory as part of the Cask Strength Collection. Lovely natural colour on this, not too dark, so there should be plenty of distillery character remaining.
A 1969 vintage Springbank, released by independent bottlers Signatory after 30 years of maturation in cask number 1689. The decade was a real success for the distillery, who produced many stonking whiskies.
A 1965 vintage Springbank from the Local Barley series. This range of bottlings is highly acclaimed and incredibly well sought after. The bottlings were produced using locally sourced ingredients, claimed to be within 8 miles of the distillery.
Over the years Springbank Local Barley has become quite the sought-after whisky, some even say that their finest whisky is amongst these bottlings. Each release is made using locally sourced materials, which Springbank claim are all from within an 8 mile radius of the distillery (except the casks of course).
A 1965 vintage official bottling of Springbank. This was released as part of the highly acclaimed and much sought after 'Local Barley' series. The label carries a lovely cartoon-type illustration of a farm and surrounding fields.