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Springbank Millennium Set - 25 - 30 - 35 - 40 - 45 - 50 Year Old

LOT ID: 1023-466

End Date : Jan 03 2024 08:31 PM

Total Bids: 54   

Winning Bid


Springbank Millennium Set. One of 580 sets. In wooden presentation box along with certificate. The set includes:

  • Springbank 25 Year Old. 70cl. 46%. Released September 1998.
  • Springbank 30 Year Old. 70cl. 46%. Released March 1999.
  • Springbank 35 Year Old. 70cl. 46%. Released September 1999. 
  • Springbank 40 Year Old. 70cl. 40.1%. Released March 2000.
  • Springbank 45 Year Old. 70cl. 40.1%. Released September 2000. 
  • Springbank 50 Year Old. 70cl. 40.5%. Released March 2001.

The Springbank Millennium Collection was formed in September 1998 and was released at six month intervals; the first to be released was the 25 year old followed by the 30 year old in March 1999, 35 year old in September 1999, 40 year old in March 2000, 45 year old in September 2000 and finally the 50 year old in March 2001.

Each released contained a leaflet, if you collected all 6 leaflets you could return them to the distillery and they would issue you with a certificate giving your set a unique number along with a complementary matching miniature set that were never available any other way. Please note this set does not include the miniatures. The miniatures can be found listed as a seperate Lot in this sale.




Into Neck

Distillery:  Springbank

Distillery Status:  Working

Bottler: Distillery Bottling

Region: Campbeltown

Bottles Produced: 580 Sets

Limited Edition: yes

Bottle Size: 6 x 70cl

ABV: 6 x 46%

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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Last Bids £21,200.00 3rd January 2024 20:21