A Springbank 21 year old. This bottling is a re-release with a new presentation after a forced break between 2005 and 2012 due to a lack of sufficiently ol…More info
A Springbank 21 year old. This bottling is a re-release with a new presentation after a forced break between 2005 and 2012 due to a lack of sufficiently old stock, itself due to the distillery’s closure between 1979 and 1987.
Scotland, Campbeltown. Distillery operational. Owner: J&A Mitchell & Co Ltd
It is no coincidence that four of the fifteen most prized distilleries in Scotland are family-owned or independent. Throughout the 20th century, this status led them to seize on any commercial opportunity open to them and to develop the marketing ingenuity key to the development and sustainability of their businesses. The Springbank distillery is one of the finest examples of the villainy of the Scotch whisky industry in the 20th century.This is seen in two exceptional bottlings, one distributed in the early 70s, a 50 year old distilled on 29 December 1919 (stated on its certificate), and the other released in the early 90s, a re-bottling from the distiller, limited to 24 editions worldwide, also displaying the vintage 1919. It is also seen in a move made at the very start of the 2000s, when, under pressure from a stock hit hard by years of production crisis (1980s), the Mitchell family decided to drastically change the profile of their single malt, taking the opportunity to change the bottle at the same time.
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