Springbank 1968 39 Year Old Chieftain's 75cl

Springbank 1968 39 Year Old Chieftain's 75cl
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Winning bid: £500.00
Lot number: 081-3876

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!

Bottled by Ian MacLeod as part of their Chieftain's range.

Distilled: October 1968

Bottled: January 2008

Age: 39 Years Old

Cask Type: Hogshead

Cask Number: 1542

43% ABV / 75cl

Bottle Number: One of only 132 bottles released

Please note minor dent to tin lid

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 81st Auction (December 29, 2017 – January 7, 2018)
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