Longrow 2003 13 Year Old Single Cask

Longrow 2003 13 Year Old Single Cask
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Longrow 2003 13 Year Old Single CaskLongrow 2003 13 Year Old Single CaskLongrow 2003 13 Year Old Single Cask
Winning bid: £150.00
Lot number: 084-0866

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.

This bottle was specially selected for Hanseatische Weinhandelsgesellschaft in Bremen.

Distilled: September 2003

Bottled: September 2017

Age: 13 Years Old

Cask Type: First Fill Sherry Butt

59.1% ABV / 70cl

Bottle Number: One of only 540 bottles released

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Featured in: The 84th Auction (March 23 – April 1, 2018)