Campbeltown is the capital of the Kintyre peninsula. It takes more than 2 hours by car to reach the remote peninsula between the island of Islay and the mainland. But the journey is not in vain. Ferries depart from Tabert in the direction of Islay.
If you are on your way to Islay, you should definitely make a detour to distillery there. It is one of the few where you can still see real manual labour and which still produces some of its own .and visit the Springbank
Currently, only the Springbank, Glengyle and Glen Scotia distilleries in Campbeltown produce malt whisky. Springbank has been operating regularly for 10 years; Glen Scotia has been on the brink of closure many times. The capital of the Kintyre peninsula was once a centre of production. Almost 30 distilleries were producing whisky in 1825.
If you are on your way to Islay, you should definitely make a detour to Campbeltown and visit the Springbank distillery. It is one of the few distilleries where you can still see real manual work and which also produces some of its own malt.
Currently, only the malt whisky in Campbeltown. Springbank has been operating regularly for 10 years; Glen Scotia has been on the verge of closure many times. The capital of the Kintyre Peninsula was once a centre of whisky . Almost 30 distilleries were producing in 1825.Springbank, Glengyle and Glen Scotia produce
With the global economic crisis in the 1930s, many distilleries were forced to close. The number fell abruptly from 20 to 3 and finally to 2. As we know today, only Springbank and Glen Scotia survived.
But things are getting better again. Springbank has revived the old name Longrow and produces an extremely whisky under this brand. Even though the old Longrow distillery was closed in 1896, today Longrow stands for a completely independent malt., aromatic
In December 2000, the Mitchells, the owners of Springbank, bought the old buildings of the Glengyle distillery, which had also been forced to close in 1925. After a complete renovation, production of Kilkerran began at the in 2004.
The data compiled here comes from:
- Duncan Colville's List of Distilleries in Campbeltown, erected since 1817
- Norman Newton's Campbeltown's Distilleries
- Brian Townsend's Scotch Missed
- Charles Craig's Scotch Whisky Industry Record
The data was compiled by Alex Kraaijeveld from England. The of Campbeltown was published in the Internet Journal "Celtic Spirit". The visualisation was done by Whisky.de.