The Springbank distillery was founded in 1828 in Campbeltown, once one of the most prolific whisky distilling areas of Scotland. Today, there are only three active distilleries left in the town. Springbank is one of the survivors and celebrated its 175th anniversary in 2003. Springbank 12 Years Old 175 Anniversary is a 12-year-old single malt released to celebrate the distillery’s 175th anniversary. It was bottled in April 2003 at 46%. 12000 bottles were released. Did you know that the descendants of the Mitchell family, the founders of Springbank, still own the distillery? This makes Springbank the oldest family-owned distillery in Scotland!