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 is a very rare bottling, created by the distillery to help the children of Campeltown Grammar school raise money for the Firstaid4Gambia charity appeal.
Only two bottles were produced by the Distillery, and one of those was opened, and sold off by the dram in the Ardshiel Hotel, while the other (this one) was sold at a charity auction.
Of course, that makes this bottle the only one of its kind in the entire world!
Age: 24 Years Old
47.7% ABV / 70cl
Bottle Number: One of only 2 bottles released
Please note very mild damage to carton.
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