Posted on 22-01-2014 at 22:52 pm
When you follow this link:
you will find the Springbank 21 y.o. from 2005. When you look at both pictures you see a label without a small tekst on the (from the viewers point) right side and the bottle with this tekst. The tekst is: 1 of 2.400 bottles worldwide.
I think the bottle is the 2005 version and the label is from the 1998 version.
Can anyone confirm this?
Posted on 23-01-2014 at 00:42 am
I think you're right.
Could also be that the picture of the bottle is right but that the label is from the 1998 version?
Posted on 24-01-2014 at 13:10 pm
I bought a bottle that is supposedly a 1998. It doesn't have the text on the side but it also doesn't have a gold impression on the top. My top is even black! (like on the photo in the base).
However, the picture of the 1998 21 y.o. has a gold impression on the top so I'm confused!
Posted on 24-01-2014 at 13:26 pm
Springbank doesn't care too much about the different caps they used. Sometimes they used different caps in the same batch.
Posted on 24-01-2014 at 19:26 pm
Yes, that´s really true it's also a mess with Longrows and different caps there are far more variations than shown in the database - ask Michiel Wigman - he once destroyed all my hope to be able to have a complete collection of Longrows with this. So the cap will not be extremely useful for the decision.
Posted on 26-01-2014 at 11:01 am
How about the small tekst on the label? Any suggestions about that?
Posted on 06-04-2014 at 00:14 am
The text was only on the 2005 21yo
Posted on 06-04-2014 at 11:10 am
My bottle doesn't have this text on the right side of the label, has no jagged edged label (so a straight one) and has a plain black cap. Has a white 'S'.No print on the inside of the front label. Has the bottle code ' 01/89 15/5/01 SPRINGBANK' printed on the lower side of the bottle.The back label mentions the exclusive distributors for Belgium and the Netherlands.
From what year is my bottle???
Edited on 06-04-2014 at 11:27 am
Posted on 06-04-2014 at 14:02 pm
01/89 normally means 2001 filling 89 at Springbank. It should be distilled then in 1980. It looks like it's currently not listed in the base but available at http://www.whiskykoning.nl. I hope this helps.
Edited on 07-04-2014 at 10:14 am