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