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Springbank 1966-1997 - 31 Year Old - Local Barley - Single Cask 490

LOT ID: 0124-296


End Date : Feb 14 2024 08:00 PM


Total Bids: 136   

Final Bid
£2,500.00


LOT DESCRIPTION

Springbank 1966 - 1997. 31 Year Old. Local Barley. Cask number 490. Matured in a Bourbon Cask. 70cl. 54.0%. In wooden presentation box.

One of the legendary Springbank 1966 single casks bottled in 1997 for the distillery’s extraordinary Local Barley series. Cask 490 was an ex-bourbon cask of truly remarkable quality and was bottled without colouring or chill filtration at its natural cask strength of 54%. These stunning natural 1966 Springbanks represent a high point not just for the distillery but for the Scotch whisky category as a whole. An incredible dram.

CONDITION

Pen mark on box.

FILLING LEVEL

Lower Neck

Distillery:  Springbank

Distillery Status:  Working

Bottler: Distillery Bottling

Region: Campbeltown

Distilled Year: 1966

Bottling Year: 1997

Age: 31

Limited Edition: yes

Cask Number: 490

Category: Single Malt

Country: Scotland

Bottle Size: 70cl / 700ml

ABV: 54.0%

Springbank is one of the giants of the Scotch whisky world, an independently-owned distillery dedicated to preserving the traditional methods of distillation. For a long time Springbank was flying the flag for Campbeltown whisky almost alone but the distillery’s fortunes have improved since the 1990s, and in 2000 Springbank expanded their operations with the purchase and subsequent reconstruction of the Glengyle distillery, home of Kilkerran.

The Springbank distillery produces three distinct single malt whiskies, with the regular lightly-peated Springbank malt complemented by the heavily-peated Longrow and the unpeated, triple-distilled Hazelburn. Of these secondary malts, Longrow has a longer history and more passionate fanbase, with the 1973/74 vintages in particular attracting eye-catching prices at auction. The standard Springbank spirit remains one of Scotland’s greatest whiskies, and auction prices for old bottles continue to rise.

Distillery bottlings are, as the name suggests, bottled by or for the distillery from which the whisky has originated and are thus often referred to as Official Bottlings or OBs. Distillery bottlings are generally more desirable for collectors and usually fetch higher prices at auction than independent bottlings. They are officially-endorsed versions of the whisky from a particular distillery and are therefore considered the truest expression of the distillery’s character.

This ideal of the distillery character is regarded so seriously by the distilleries and brand owners that casks of whisky that are considered to vary too far from the archetype are frequently sold on to whisky brokers and independent bottlers. When this happens, it is often with the proviso that the distillery’s name is not allowed to be used when the cask is bottled for fear of diminishing or damaging the distillery’s character and status.

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Please note: due to the various ages of bottles, corks and their seals, condition of liquid is at the buyer's discretion. And no claim can be lodged against failure/leakage in transit.All bottles are checked by our whisky specialists Wayne & Harrison Ormerod prior to any auction. We do not auction opened bottles so therefore all items are sealed unless stated under certain circumstances where seals were never issued by the producer.
No item is deemed new, however many items are generally in good condition. When this is not the case, we aim to mention any faults in the description. The images supplied are of the actual item you will receive. If the filling level of the liquid is not visible in the images provided, we aim to indicate the current position in the description. If the filling level is impossible to determine, such as with ceramics decanters, we will provide an overall weight of the decanter in KG. Our filling level guideline can be found here.
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BID HISTORY

BID DATE TIME
Last Bids £2,500.00 9th February 2024 09:57