Springbank Distillery Adelphi George Geigy's Releases No.1-3 3 x 70cl
An interesting trio of Adelphi bottlings from Springbank distillery. The casks in question belonged to a Mr George Geigy, heir of the famous Ciba-Geigy company in Switzerland, and each contained one of the distillery's three single malts; Springbank, the peated Longrow and the triple distilled Hazelburn.
The casks were of such quality that the Campbeltown distillery were intent on purchasing them back, however Mr Geigy had other ideas, and was put in touch with esteemed independent bottlers, Adelphi, through their Swiss distributor, Paul Ullrich AG. Eventually Springbank agreed to this, but insisted on all three being labelled as Springbank distillery single malts, in order to protect their brands. In a further plot twist, SPringbank objected to the labelling on the first release, a matter which ended up in court. The result of which saw the subsequent two bottled as Adelphi Selection releases, with special stickers highlighting which of the three Geigy casks they contained.
- Release No.1: Springbank 1998, one of 261 bottled in 2010, 51.5%
- Release No.2: Longrow 1997, one of 225 bottled in 2011, 52.5%
- Release No.3: Hazelburn 1995, one of 217 bottled in 2012, 51.7%
Adelphi has a rich history, operating as a distillery in the Gorbals district of Glasgow from 1825, producing spirit from the waters of Loch Katrine. The distillery ceased production in the early 20th century however and several changes in ownership culminating in a takeover by Distillers Company Ltd in 1902. The Adelphi name was revived in 1993 by Jamie Walker, great-grandson of former distillery owner Archibald. With a lineage of whisky expertise he operated Adelphi as private bottling company, which now in the hands of Keith Falconer and David Houston, continues the fine work he began of bottling top quality expressions from Scotland's finest distilleries.
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