Springbank Whisky Auction Analysis & Price Trends

Springbank distillery
Country Scotland
Founded 1828
Status Active
Website https://www.springbank.scot/
Owner J. & A. Mitchell Co. Ltd.
Wash stills 1
Spirit stills 2
WhiskyBase rating 88.43

The history of the Springbank distillery began in 1828 under the name Longrow Street, but it was later renamed to Springbank to avoid confusion since there was the Longrow distillery nearby.

In the late 1960s, the company bought the adjacent territory of the Longrow distillery, closed in 1896. Shortly after that, Springbank began to release a new malt with a higher level of phenols, called Longrow. Hazelburn was added to the line of single malt brands in 1997, which bears the name of another distillery next door, closed in 1925.

The Springbank distillery is unique in Scotland because it uses only barley of its malting. Moreover, barley malnutrition occurs in old floor malt houses. Grain as far as possible comes from local farms.

The company produces three different character whiskies, varying the degrees of phenolic malted barley:

  1. Springbank whisky, distilled two and a half times (phenolic content 12-15 ppm);
  2. Double distilled Longrow whisky (phenolic content 50-55 ppm);
  3. Non-phenolic Hazelburn with triple distillation. 

Now the distillery produces about 100,000 litres of alcohol per year.

Among all the interesting releases, several ones, highly rated according to WhiskyBase, can be highlighted:

Bottles that could be intriguing for whisky collectors and investors due to their potential value & rarity

Springbank 2012 - 10 Years Old - Sherry Wood - Pedro Ximenez Cask
Springbank 2012 - 10 Years Old - Sherry Wood - Pedro Ximenez Cask - 700 ml / 55%
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Springbank 10 year old - Local Barley 2010-2020
Springbank 10 year old - Local Barley 2010-2020 - 700 ml / 55.6%
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Springbank 2002 - 17 Year Old - Madeira Wood
Springbank 2002 - 17 Year Old - Madeira Wood - 700 ml / 47.8%
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Springbank 100 Proof - 12 years old - Samaroli Import
Springbank 100 Proof - 12 years old - Samaroli Import - 750 ml / 57.1%
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Springbank 10 Year Old - Palo Cortado - Sherry Wood
Springbank 10 Year Old - Palo Cortado - Sherry Wood - 700 ml / 55%
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Explore Springbank Lots From Online Auctions

More than 84983 finished and 233 live Springbank whisky lots in our database. If you are interested in one of the following questions, you have come to the right place:

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Top 10 Expensive Springbank Whiskies Sold at Auctions

All prices in £ by default. To see values in $ or € - click on Hammer price
Date Lot Auction Hammer
Oct 2019 Springbank 50 Year Old Original Bottling 37.8 ABV 1919 auction ended Sotheby's Whisky Auction £ 220000.0
Feb 2020 Springbank 1919 50 Year Old auction ended Whisky Auctioneer £ 180000.0
May 2022 Springbank - 1993 Fresh Sherry Hogshead #531 | Held In Bond auction ended Whisky Hammer £ 141000.0
Dec 2021 Springbank 1919 50 Year Old auction ended Whisky Auctioneer £ 120000.0
Jan 2024 Springbank - 1993 Refill Bourbon Barrel #200 | Held In Bond auction ended Whisky Hammer £ 110000.0
Nov 2023 Springbank 50 Year Old 37.8 ABV 1919 - 75cl auction ended Sotheby's Whisky Auction £ 100000.0
Apr 2024 Springbank - 1998 Hogshead #400 | Held In Bond auction ended Whisky Hammer £ 92000.0
Apr 2023 Springbank - 1996 Fresh Sherry Hogshead - Bulk 147.7L & 43.9%| Held in bond at Springbank auction ended The Grand Whisky Auction £ 87750.0
Oct 2021 Springbank - 1998 Fresh Sherry Hogshead #430 | Held In Bond auction ended Whisky Hammer £ 73000.0
Dec 2021 1 Springbank 1995 Hogshead #501 / Cask in storage at Whiskybroker auction ended Whisky Auctioneer £ 68000.0
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Springbank live lots on Catawiki Whisky Auction

All prices in £ by default. To see update time and values in $ or € - click on Last bid
End date Lot Auction Last Bid Want it?
Jul 18 20:41 Springbank 12 years old - Cask Strength - Original bottling - b. 2024 - 70cl live Catawiki Whisky Auction £ 96.0 Place Bid
Jul 18 21:07 Springbank 12 years old - Cask Strength - Original bottling - b. 2024 - 70cl live Catawiki Whisky Auction £ 93.0 Place Bid
Jul 18 21:26 Springbank 13 years old - Green - Original bottling - b. 2015 - 70cl live Catawiki Whisky Auction £ 130.0 Place Bid
Jul 19 20:31 Springbank 10 years old - Original bottling - b. 2024 - 70cl - 2 bottles live Catawiki Whisky Auction £ 110.0 Place Bid
Jul 19 20:40 Springbank 10 years old - Original bottling - b. 2024 - 70cl - 2 bottles live Catawiki Whisky Auction £ 107.0 Place Bid
Jul 19 21:17 Springbank 10 years old - Original bottling - b. 2023 - 70cl - 2 bottles live Catawiki Whisky Auction £ 112.0 Place Bid
Jul 20 21:02 Springbank 2011 11 years old - Local Barley - Original bottling - b. 2022 - 70cl live Catawiki Whisky Auction £ 130.0 Place Bid
Jul 21 13:01 Springbank 25 years old - Frank McHardy - Original bottling - 70cl live Catawiki Whisky Auction £ 1001.0 Place Bid
Jul 21 13:41 Springbank 1992 7 years old - Dà Mhìle Old Organic - b. 1999 - 70cl live Catawiki Whisky Auction £ 120.0 Place Bid
Jul 21 13:58 Springbank 21 years old - Original bottling - b. 1990s - 70cl live Catawiki Whisky Auction £ 589.0 Place Bid
Jul 21 20:13 Springbank 2011 10 years old - Local Barley - Original bottling - b. 2021 - 70cl live Catawiki Whisky Auction £ 150.0 Place Bid
Jul 21 21:27 Springbank 12 years old - Cask Strength - Original bottling - b. 2024 - 70cl live Catawiki Whisky Auction £ 89.0 Place Bid
Jul 21 21:33 Springbank 2012 10 years old - Sherry Wood Pedro Ximenez Cask Matured - Original bottling - b. 2022 - 70cl live Catawiki Whisky Auction £ 180.0 Place Bid
Jul 21 21:34 Springbank 2011 10 years old - Local Barley - Original bottling - b. 2021 - 70cl live Catawiki Whisky Auction £ 273.0 Place Bid
Explore all 233 Springbank live lots

Top 20 Expensive Springbank Whiskies From Online Retailers

Don't want to depend on the fortunes of buying whisky at auctions? It's always possible to buy a bottle of Springbank in an online shop. Compare all offers and choose the best one!

Shop Item Desc Extra Price Buy It
The Whisky Exchange Springbank 50 Year Old Bot.1960s - 75cl / 43% - - £ 42000.0 Buy It
The Whisky Exchange Springbank 1966 West Highland Malt Sherry Cask #442 - 75cl / 61.2% - - £ 15000.0 Buy It
The Whisky Shop Springbank 24 Year Old 1966 Cask #442 Local Barley - 70cl / 61.2% abv / Campbeltown - - £ 14400.0 Buy It
The Whisky Shop Springbank 45 Year Old Millennium Limited Edition - 70cl / 46% abv / Campbeltown - - £ 11800.0 Buy It
The Whisky Shop Springbank 1965 Local Barley 36 Year Old #7 - 70cl 50.4% abv Scotch Whisky Single Malt Campbeltown - - £ 11500.0 Buy It
Hard To Find Whisky Springbank - Single Malt Scotch Miniature - 1919 50 Year Old - 5Cl | 46% - - £ 10000.0 Buy It
Hard To Find Whisky Springbank - Single Malt Scotch Miniature 1919 50 Year Old - 5Cl | 46% - - £ 10000.0 Buy It
The Whisky Exchange Springbank 1966 Local Barley Cask #495 - 70cl / 54.6% - - £ 10000.0 Buy It
The Whisky Exchange Springbank 1966 Local Barley Cask #498 - 70cl / 55.3% - - £ 10000.0 Buy It
The Whisky Exchange Springbank 1966 Local Barley Cask #481 - 75cl / 55.1% - - £ 10000.0 Buy It
The Whisky Shop Springbank 30 Year Old Millennium Limited Edition - 70cl / 46% abv / Campbeltown - - £ 9500.0 Buy It
Hard To Find Whisky Springbank - Campbeltown Single Malt 1966 - 75Cl | 46% - - £ 8999.95 Buy It
Hard To Find Whisky Springbank - Campbeltown Single Malt - 1966 - 75Cl | 46% - - £ 8999.95 Buy It
The Whisky Exchange Springbank 1963 Bot.1980s - 75cl / 46% - - £ 8500.0 Buy It
The Whisky Exchange SMWS 27.21 (Springbank) 1965 Bot.1992 - 70cl / 52.8% - - £ 8000.0 Buy It
Explore all 144 Springbank online retailers offers

The chart of monthly trade volumes of the Springbank distillery. The chart is in direct proportion to the lot quantity and prices, displaying the liquidity of lots on the secondary market and interest in them. Trading volume growth indicates the drawn attention to distellery


The chart of lot price fluctuation by month of the Springbank distillery. The lot average price chart indicates the growth or fall of the investment attractiveness of whisky over time.


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Frequently Asked Questions

In the FAQ section will find answers to common questions that interest collectors and investors

The value of a Springbank whisky bottle can be influenced by several factors. Below is a detailed breakdown based on key aspects:

  1. Identification of the Bottle: Initially, it's essential to accurately identify the bottle in question. Familiarity with the specific release, including the release year, alcohol strength, and maturation period, will aid in its valuation.
  2. Specific Bottle Variation: Numerous releases of Springbank whisky have occurred over the years. The specific release to which a bottle belongs greatly impacts its value. Additionally, the condition of the bottle, the labeling, and the level of fill are crucial factors in determining its worth.
  3. Sale or Purchase Venue: The platform or venue where you choose to buy or sell the whisky bottle can significantly affect its price. Typically, bottles can be acquired for a lower price at auctions, while retail stores may have higher markups. If selling as a private individual, the most realistic price benchmark is its auction price, although auction commission fees will apply.

Furthermore, by utilizing the Whisky Hunter service, you can independently evaluate the value of your whisky bottle. Our platform offers a thorough analysis and valuable insights to help ascertain the actual market value of your Springbank whisky bottle.

The variation in price for the same bottle across different auctions can be attributed to several factors:

  • Diverse Bidder Base: Different auctions attract various types of bidders, each with their own valuation of the bottle, which in turn influences the final price.
  • Geographical Differences: The region in which an auction is held can impact demand, especially if certain Springbank releases are scarce or unavailable in specific markets, thus affecting the price.
  • Auction Timing: The timing of an auction can influence price due to external factors such as market trends or seasonal demand.

The profitability of buying or selling a Springbank whisky bottle can be impacted by several factors:

  • Geographical Location: Your location can affect both buying and selling opportunities, impacting the overall cost and ease of the transaction.
  • Shipping Logistics: Considering the logistics and costs tied to shipping the bottle for sale or after purchase is vital for making an informed decision.
  • Auction Platforms: Auction platforms often reflect the most accurate market price for buying or selling. However, aspects like commission rates, bidder preferences, and auction timing can result in price variations across platforms.
  • Market Trends: In-depth research into the current market conditions and historical data can aid in identifying trends and forecasting potential opportunities for buying or selling Springbank at a favorable price.

Ascertain the most profitable venue for buying or selling a specific bottle requires a careful examination of these factors. Our analysis tools allow you to compare specific bottles across auctions and regions, providing valuable insights. By leveraging these insights and adopting a meticulous, research-driven approach, you can pinpoint opportunities that align with your goals, optimizing profitability and satisfaction in your whisky transactions.

Forecasting the value fluctuation of a Springbank whisky over time is a nuanced and uncertain task. Although past auction prices provide historical insights, they don't necessarily indicate future trends. In the short term, like 1-2 months, recent auction cycles might offer a rough estimate of the bottle's value, but long-term projections are significantly more complex.

The price of a Springbank whisky is swayed by market demand and supply, influenced by numerous factors including rarity, age, branding, economic conditions, and consumer preferences, all of which are unpredictable. Even in the near future, market behavior can be capricious.

Markets often exhibit cyclical tendencies—following a decline, there might be growth. However, this pattern isn't guaranteed, and investment decisions shouldn't solely hinge on this assumption. It's prudent to consult with whisky investment specialists or utilize analytical tools and data available on platforms like ours to decipher the unique traits and trends of the whisky market.

In summation, whisky investment intertwines both art and science, requiring a profound understanding of the product, market dynamics, and one's investment goals. A balanced approach melding patience, research, and a readiness to navigate the intricacies of the whisky realm may foster rewarding investment experiences. Yet, it's vital to remember, like all investments, inherent risks are involved, and past performance doesn't foretell future outcomes.

Investing in a cask of Springbank offers a unique opportunity that could potentially yield profits, albeit with its inherent set of risks and complexities. Here's a detailed examination of various facets to consider:

  1. Unique Investment Avenue:

    Whisky cask investment is a unique venture that can be profitable, yet it necessitates a deep understanding and acceptance of the associated risks.

  2. Storage Considerations:

    Delving into the specifics of cask storage—including costs, conditions, and regulatory compliance—is crucial to ensure optimal maturation conditions.

  3. Ownership Transfer Intricacies:

    Understanding the intricacies involved in the transfer of cask ownership rights, ensuring proper documentation and adherence to legal procedures, is vital to secure your investment.

  4. Fraud Prevention:

    Given the potential for fraud, thorough scrutiny of ownership transfer details and vetting the seller is imperative to mitigate risks.

  5. Auction Acquisitions:

    Acquiring casks at reputable whisky auctions is generally less risky, as auction houses often vet sellers and ensure the legitimacy of the ownership transfer.

  6. Investment Analysis:

    Our platform provides resources to evaluate the viability of investing in a cask of Springbank. With data on over 1,000 casks sold or listed at auctions, you can leverage our platform for a thorough analysis. Refer to this blog article on analyzing whisky cask sales at auctions using our platform.

In summation, a cask investment in Springbank requires a comprehensive understanding of the whisky market, legal procedures, and the specifics of cask ownership and storage. Platforms like ours can offer valuable insights and data to aid in making an informed investment decision.

The collectibility of a Springbank whisky hinges on several factors. Here are some key aspects to ponder:

  • Rarity: Limited editions or discontinued bottles often pique collectors' interest.
  • Brand Prestige: Renowned brands or producers usually hold a higher esteem in the collector's realm.
  • Historical Significance: Bottles linked to notable events or personalities may appreciate in value.
  • Condition and Packaging: The bottle's appearance and packaging, including label, capsule, and box, play a significant role in its valuation.
  • Market Trends: Prevailing market trends and investor sentiment can influence the collectibility of the whisky.
  • Personal Affinity: Your own tastes and the thematic alignment of your collection should steer your decision.

Integrating a bottle of Springbank into your whisky collection is fundamentally a personal endeavor, steered by your interests, budget, and collection strategy. Our platform facilitates a thorough exploration of the collectible whisky market, enabling you to compare options and make an enlightened decision that resonates with your objectives.

  • We endeavor to furnish precise and exhaustive data. Utilizing a blend of automated tools and manual verification, our team aggregates information from trustworthy and open sources.
  • Though we prioritize accuracy, it's crucial to recognize that errors, albeit rare, may transpire. Our platform facilitates easy cross-referencing with primary sources, which we highly recommend to affirm the data's validity.
  • Beyond data, we extend analytical tools to help decipher market trends and evaluate a particular bottle's value, aiding you in making informed decisions.

It's pivotal to note that our platform is an informational resource and should be leveraged alongside professional guidance for investment or purchasing decisions. We furnish all data sans liability and underscore that it does not constitute investment advice. It's prudent to assess risks and seek professional counsel when requisite.

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