Springbank 100 Proof Malt Whisky. Distillery edition bottling.
Springbank old style discontinued 10 year old 100 Proof bottle from the Mid 2000’s.
Founded in 1828 by John and William Mitchell
Water source Crosshill Loch
Springbank Distilling Equipment;
Malts its own barley.
A 100 year old Cast iron mash tun
6 Boatskin larch washbacks.
1 wash still 2 low wines stills.
Matured in American oak bourbon casks with some port, sherry and wine casks.
On site warehousing and bottling plant.
Alcohol by Proof.
The term originated in the 16th century, when payments to British sailors included rations of rum.
To ensure that the rum had not been watered down. It was “proved” by dousing gunpowder with the rum and then testing to see if the gunpowder would ignite.
If the gunpowder would not light. Then the rum contained too much water and was considered to be “under proof”.
Gunpowder does not burn in rum that contained less than 57.15% ABV. Therefore, rum that contained this percentage of alcohol was defined to have “100° (one hundred degrees) proof”.
The gunpowder test was officially replaced by a specific gravity test in 1816. Source Wikipedia