"30yo Campbeltown, Sprinkbank Single Malt Whisky, distilled in a pot still from pure Barley Malt and matured in Oak Bourbon Casks. distilled in Feb. 1966 and Bottled in Feb. 1997. This is a 750ml bottle - 55.2% alc/vol".[/quote]
A springbank bottle will probably look something like this. However all Distillery bottles should have a similar type set no matter what age or bottle type.
or this 1965
Indy's will have a totally different look about them and it maybe what your friend has.
If you can find out the bottlers name it would help.
If a Distillery Bottle very much a bargain if an Indy maybe not....
it's a bottle of Springbank "Local Barley". I bought a bottle in 1998 at Cadenhead's in Edinburgh (70 cl, 53 % Vol.), but it has the same distilling and bottling date. It's a bottle of older shape than the picture of Irishwhiskychaser shows (dumpier bottle). If I remember right I paid around £90, so after ten years this could be a good price. And in my opinion there is nothing better than an old Springbank, lets say from 21yo upwards. Also a sought-after collector's item.
Hope to be of help.
I just happened to check ebay and there is a bottle for sale that looks the same as the one I am looking at. Check out the price of this one :shock:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... &rd=1&rd=1
[quote="Ganga"]Actually, there were a couple of different 1966 Springbanks offered, one of which was a local barley. Pricing at Wine and Liquor Depot in 2000 was about $350 for anyone of them. The Springbank 30 was priced at about $300 at the time. None of the 1966s are still available there but the 30 sells for about $1200.
It would seem that $350 is a pretty good price for whichever 1966 you are being offered.[/quote]
[quote="Di Blasi"]And I wonder then why it seems your collector friend is giving it away so cheap??? Must be a good friend![/quote]
bjm wrote:Yes, indeed. There are still generous people in the world who do not look to gouge or profit on things like this. I have never even met this fellow but we share a love of fine cigars and participate on another message forum dedicated to that hobby. This generous fellow offered this up to all members at the price he paid for it in 1997..I happened to pull the trigger first. It was indeed a very nice gesture from himDi Blasi wrote:And I wonder then why it seems your collector friend is giving it away so cheap??? Must be a good friend!
Yes, bjm, really nice to be reminded there are still nice honest generous people out there, I agree! A really nice offering to others that obviously appreciate his passion too.
And by the way bjm, welcome to the forum, and new whisky passionate friends!!!
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