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Springbank 1968 Chieftain's 40 Year Old

Lot: 314558

Springbank 1968 Chieftain's 40 Year Old

Winning Bid: £1,818
(Reserve has been met) This lot currently has: 28 bids

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Lot: 314558
Distillery: 
Springbank
Age: 
40 Year Old
Vintage: 
1968
Region: 
Campbeltown
Bottler: 
Ian Macleod
Cask Type: 
n/a
Bottled Strength: 
54%
Bottle Size: 
70cl
Distillery Status: 
Operational
product Details

Springbank 1968 Chieftain's 40 Year Old

Ian Macleod & Co was founded in 1933, and was acquired by Peter J Russell thirty years later, running alongside William Maxwell & Co as subsidiaries for many years, producing a range of blends and independent single malt bottlings. This is their flagship Chieftain’s label. Peter J Russell rebranded as Ian Macleod Distillers in 2003, at the same time as achieving their long-held ambition of becoming distillery owners, acquiring Glengoyne, and later, Tamdhu and Rosebank.

This Springbank was distilled in 1968 and aged in single Oloroso Sherry Butt #1414 for 40 years. One of 398 bottles.

Springbank distillery has been owned and operated by the Mitchell family in Campbeltown since 1837, and it one of Scotland's most revered distilleries. Following a brief mothballing between 1979 and 1987, upon the reopening the decision was taken to cease all sales to the blending industry and focus on its single malt sales. Today it is one of the only distilleries to malt, distil, bottle and mature whisky on the same site, and produces three distinct and highly prized single malts.

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