1 bottle Springbank 21 Year Old. Bottled circa 1990. Archibald Mitchell label. No box. 75cl. 46%. Level base of neck. Good condition.
The rarely-seen Archibald Mitchell Springbank 21-year-old was a short-lived edition bottled between the mid-to-late 1980s and the very early 1990s and was one of the first Springbanks with the dumpy bottle and ‘parchment’ label presentation.
Archibald Mitchell was the original illicit distiller on the site where the Springbank distillery was founded in 1828 by William Reid (who was an in-law of the Mitchell family). Archibald’s sons John and William Mitchell bought Springbank in 1837 and the distillery has remained in their family ever since.
Despite being distilled in the golden era of the late 1960s or very early 1970s, these paler 21-year-old Springbanks are often underrated - although there is still plenty of sherry influence evident on the palate. An elegant, mesmerising old beauty.
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