Springbank 1998 14 Year Old Society Bottling

Springbank 1998 14 Year Old Society Bottling
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Springbank 1998 14 Year Old Society BottlingSpringbank 1998 14 Year Old Society Bottling
Winning bid: £110.00
Lot number: 090-7212

For a period, Campbeltown was the undisputed Whisky Capital of the 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!

Distilled: June 1998

Bottled: June 2012

Age: 14 Years Old

Cask Type: Port Butt & Refill Bourbon Butt

55.7% ABV / 70cl

Bottle Number: One of only 600 bottles released

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