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Springbank 1997 16 Year Old Madeira Wood

Springbank 1997 16 Year Old Madeira Wood
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Springbank 1997 16 Year Old Madeira WoodSpringbank 1997 16 Year Old Madeira Wood
Winning bid: £95.00
Lot number: 090-4587

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 limited edition expression spent 10 years maturing in refill Bourbon wood before being transferred into fresh Madeira casks for a further 6 years.

Distilled: June 1997

Bottled: October 2013

Age: 16 years old

Cask Type: Bourbon & Madeira

Cask Number: 07 / 178-3

56% ABV / 70cl

Bottle Number: One of only 630 bottles released

Please examine all images of the lot, any packaging and labels carefully and satisfy yourself as to their condition before making a bid.

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