As the name implies, Springbank Local Barley is made from Optic barley grown locally in Campbeltown, in this case the High Cattadale farm in Kintyre. This 9 year old edition was bottled in 2018. The range, launched in the 1980s, became an established name in the 1990s, only taking the name Local Bar…More info
As the name implies, Springbank Local Barley is made from Optic barley grown locally in Campbeltown, in this case the High Cattadale farm in Kintyre. This 9 year old edition was bottled in 2018. The range, launched in the 1980s, became an established name in the 1990s, only taking the name Local Barley in the 2000s. Initially featuring older whiskies such as the many casks from 1966, it was relaunched in the mid-2010s with younger editions such as this. A limited edition of 9,700 bottles.
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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