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Springbank 1997 180th Anniversary Society Bottling

Springbank 1997 180th Anniversary Society Bottling
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Winning bid: £140.00
Lot number: 079-0381

For a period, Campbeltown was the undisputed Whisky Capital of World, boasting over 30 distilleries operating simultaneously at its peak. Locally available peat, barley and coal, coupled with a quick steamship service to Glasgow meant this thriving industry lasted into the early 20th Century. Alas; ultimately (and perhaps inevitably) it proved unsustainable, and by 1935 the bubble had well and truly burst, with only Springbank and Glen Scotia distilleries remaining.

The family owned Springbank is unique in that it remains the only distillery in Scotland where 100% of the production process is carried out on site, and while it produces three distinct styles (in Springbank, Longrow, and Hazelburn), its eponymous Springbank expression still accounts for the lion's share of production. A medium peated, two and a half times distilled spirit, Springbank is complex, robust and never boring!

This release celebrates Springbank distilleries 180th anniversary.

Cask 18 was a refill sherry butt distilled on the May 23rd 1997.

Cask 28 was a refill sherry hogshead distilled on the May 7th 1993.

Distilled: May 1997

Bottled: September 2008

Cask Type: Refill Sherry Butt and Refill Sherry Hogshead

Cask Number: 18 & 28

48.7% ABV / 70cl

Bottle Number: One of only 850 bottles released

Please examine all images of the lot, any packaging and labels carefully and satisfy yourself as to their condition before making a bid.

Featured in: The 79th Auction (October 27 – November 5, 2017)