Longrow 1998 15 Year Old

Longrow 1998 15 Year Old
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Longrow 1998 15 Year OldLongrow 1998 15 Year OldLongrow 1998 15 Year Old
Winning bid: £220.00
Lot number: 083-3410

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 first distillation of Longrow was carried out in 1973 as an experiment, when the Chairman of Springbank Distillery set out to prove that it was possible to produce an Islay style single malt whisky on the mainland. Given that you see Islay from the other side of the Kintyre peninsula, this didn't seem like much of a stretch. The experiment proved a success, and so Longrow was distilled again a few years later and has gone on to become an important part of the company's portfolio, with regular distillation having taken place since 1992.

Distilled: June 1998

Bottled: 22.05.2014

Age: 15 Years Old

Cask Type: Fresh Madeira Hogshead

48.1% ABV / 70cl

Bottle Number: One of only 186 bottles released

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Featured in: The 83rd Auction (February 23 – March 4, 2018)