Springbank 1995 For The S.B.S

Springbank 1995 For The S.B.S
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Winning bid: £440.00
Lot number: 079-3209

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!

Privately bottled for the Special Boat Service with the bottle telling the intriguing story of the inaugural mission undertaken during World War Two.

Distilled: 1995

Bottled: 19.07.2016

Cask Number: 492

56.8% ABV / 70cl

Bottle Number: 62 / 233

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