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
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