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March 17, 2009

Two rare bottles of Springbank 1919 sold

Filed under: 1 — bill mackintosh @ 6:04 pm

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J & A Mitchell, the owners of Springbank Distillery in Campbeltown have just sold two bottles of whisky distilled in 1919.
Originally bottled in 1970, only 24 of these bottles of 50 year old single malt were ever produced.
Once listed in the Guinness Book of Records as the most expensive bottle of whisky in the world, and with a retail price of £14,000, two of the remaining three bottles have been purchased by The World Whisky Index (www.worldwhiskyindex.com). Based in The Netherlands, The World Whisky Index advises consumers on purchasing whisky, and particularly single malt Scotch whiskies,as an investment.
The one remaining bottle of Springbank 1919 is available at £50,000.
Springbank Distillery is the oldest independent family owned distillery in Scotland. Founded in 1828 on the site of Archibald Mitchell’s illicit still, the Springbank Distillery is now in the hands of his great great grand son, Hedley G. Wright.
Springbank is the only distillery in Scotland to carry out the full production process on the one site. 100% of the traditional floor malting, maturation and bottling is done at the distillery in Campbeltown.
It produces the most hand made whisky in Scotland, with traditional production methods being used throughout the process, and human involvement at each and every stage.
It is the only distillery in Scotland to have never chill-filtered, nor do it add any artificial colourings to any of its single malts.

Michel Kappen, from the World Whisky Index can be see collecting
one of the bottles of Springbank 1919 from Peter Currie, Sales
Manager of Springbank Distillers Ltd

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1 Comment »

  1. This bottle is going to be opened 4 october. One glass will set you back 1250 euro’s!

    Comment by Wyger — September 2, 2009 @ 7:23 am | Reply


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