Springbank 1997 Vintage Batch #1

Springbank 1997 Vintage Batch #1
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Winning bid: £95.00
Lot number: 090-2480

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!

Stuart Robertson (Distillery manager) and Frank McHardy selected the casks for the first release of the new Springbank Vintage series - this is batch #1.

Distilled: 1997

Bottled: June 2007

55.2% ABV / 70cl

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Featured in: The 90th Auction (September 28 – October 7, 2018)