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Spring Bank 1966

Postby bjm » Wed Jul 11, 2007 2:10 pm

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Re: SpringBank 1966

Postby bjm » Wed Jul 11, 2007 3:35 pm

I was recently was offered an opportunnioty to buy a bottle of this from a collector friend. It has a folksy label with a pot still and barley on the label and comes in a wood box with 1966 on the outside. Can someone fill me in on the significance and current market price of this bottle. I was offered this at $350. Thank you.

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"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]
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Postby irishwhiskeychaser » Wed Jul 11, 2007 4:42 pm

Is this a Distillery Bottle (i.e. released by the Distillery under the Spring Bank Banner) or an Independant bottler. It should be apparent on the bottle....

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.


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or this 1965

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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....
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Postby JUERG GLUTZ-KURMANN » Wed Jul 11, 2007 4:58 pm

Hi bjm,

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.

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Postby JUERG GLUTZ-KURMANN » Wed Jul 11, 2007 5:04 pm

Sorry Irishwhiskeychaser for spelling your name incorrectly!!
Just in time, before Mr Tattieheid discovers my mistake...:-)

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Postby Ganga » Wed Jul 11, 2007 5:13 pm

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.
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Postby bjm » Wed Jul 11, 2007 5:19 pm

Thanks

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]
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Postby Ganga » Wed Jul 11, 2007 6:50 pm

The price doesn't surprise me. The 1966 bottles were very limited. $350 looks like an even better deal now.
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Postby irishwhiskeychaser » Wed Jul 11, 2007 6:51 pm

Well there you go ... a bargin ... go for it. :thumbsup:

The 1965 that I pictured are retailing at about 600 sterling which is close to $1200 so Ganga and the Ebay price are on the ball...
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Postby Di Blasi » Thu Jul 12, 2007 1:14 am

And I wonder then why it seems your collector friend is giving it away so cheap??? Must be a good friend!
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Postby bjm » Thu Jul 12, 2007 2:11 pm

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 him

[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]
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Postby peat-chaser » Thu Jul 12, 2007 2:44 pm

Where can I become a member ???

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Postby Di Blasi » Thu Jul 12, 2007 2:44 pm

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 him

Di 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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Postby bjm » Thu Jul 12, 2007 3:00 pm

Thanks for the welcome. Now does anyone want to buy a nice bottle of Springbank 1966 for $800......... :D Just kidding!

[quote="Di Blasi"][quote="bjm"][quote="Di Blasi"]And by the way bjm, welcome to the forum, and new whisky passionate friends!!![/quote]
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Postby Di Blasi » Fri Jul 13, 2007 3:53 am

Good one ther bjm, looks like you'll fit right in around here! As long as you're not serious?!!!!!!! :thumbsup:
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Postby Spirit of Islay » Fri Jul 13, 2007 3:43 pm

I've tried a few of the LB's , (65 and 66 ) as well as a few of the other releases and still can't figure what the hype is ......
It's ok but nothing startling , the Americans seem to go O.T.T. about it !
Everyone to their own thing .....
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