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Springbank 1997 17 Year Old Sherry Wood

Springbank 1997 17 Year Old Sherry Wood
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Springbank 1997 17 Year Old Sherry WoodSpringbank 1997 17 Year Old Sherry Wood
Winning bid: £125.00
Lot number: 081-2696

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 whisky from the Campbeltown legends has been collecting praise from all those who have tried it. It was released in early 2015 and has been bottled at cask strength.

Distilled: April 1997

Bottled: Jan 2015

Age: 17 years old

Cask Type: Fresh & Refill Sherry Butts and Hogsheads

52.3% ABV / 70cl

Bottle Number: One of only 9120 bottles released

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

Featured in: The 81st Auction (December 29, 2017 – January 7, 2018)