The Springbank distillery in Cambeltown, on the Scottish Kintyre peninsula, has always been highly prized by whisky collectors.

A new rare, limited edition bottling of Springbank 40 Year Old from Ian Macleod Distillers' Chieftain's Single Malt Whisky collection is therefore sure to sell quickly.

Distilled in 1968 at Springbank, only 398 bottle of this exceptional natural strength, natural colour and unchill-filtered whisky will be available - for $1,300.

The 40 Year Old will be the oldest and best Springbank cask available from the Chieftain's collection.

Springbank's press release promises, 'a deep, rich gold colour, with a nose that hints of melon, ginger and light toffee, the palate is spicy, rich cedar wood mixed with herbal undertones and a long, powerful finish.'

The bottle rests in a silver leather-lined, piano finished, solid oak box - stained black and lacquered 11 times to enhance the natural wood grain.

Two silver plaques on the front of the box display all the individual bottle details along with the certificate of authenticity scroll, signed by Antony McCallum-Caron, Chieftain's Rare Malt Manager.

A neck tag hung on a silver chain features detailed tasting notes on the cask.

According to Springbank, the Chieftain's collections hallmark is that 'every bottling must be fit for a King, a Leader or, in the Celtic world, a Chieftain.'


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