Campbeltown

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Campbeltown was once the crown jewel of Scotland’s Scotch whisky industry with between 28 - 34 distilleries in operation there during the 19th century. That’s nearly as many distilleries as Speyside has today condensed into one town; it’s no wonder they called it the whisky capital of the world! Sadly, by 1925 there were only two distilleries left in operation in the town situated at the tip of the Kintyre peninsula. The dramatic down turn occurred largely because of US prohibition denying the industry a large part of its former overseas market. Due to the loss of so many distilleries, Campbeltown lost its recognition as a specific whisky region and the remaining two, Springbank and Glen Scotia, were re-classified as Highland whiskies. The abandoned distilleries mainly fell into ruin and there is very little left to allude to the town’s illustrious past.


It’s not all doom and gloom however, as in 2004 Springbank reopened the Glengyle distillery under the company name of Mitchell’s Glengyle Ltd. With three distilleries now in operation, Campbeltown finally regained its status as an independent whisky region. The Glengyle is planning on releasing its first expression as a 12 years old in 2016. Due to its coastal location, most drams from Cambeltown possess a certain amount of salinity. This marries well with their smoky attributes, creating a pleasingly aromatic whisky to enjoy. The Springbank distillery is very unusual as they are one of only four distilleries who produce more than one dramatically different style of whisky (the other three are Tobermory, Loch Lomond and Bruichladdich). They triple filter some of their whisky in a style more reminiscent of the Lowlands and also don’t chill-filter the whisky as is the norm. Their range includes Longrow, a heavily peated single malt and Hazelburn, an unpeated offering that is triple filtered as mentioned previously.

  • Springbank 21 years old 46% 2015 release
    The highly anticipated release of Springbank 21 years old has seen this popular single malt from Campbeltown grow even more in demand with very limited quantities available.
    1 per customer
    £240.00
  • Longrow 18 years old 46% 70cl
    The latest release from Springbank of their peated whisky, Longrow aged for 18 years. In gift carton.
    Distillery Tasting notes

    :Nose
    :A complex nose: Sweet fruits, citrus, peaches and orange zest at first before a gentle earthy peaty aroma reveals itself.
    Palate
    :Rich and very, very tasty. Well balanced. Dark chocolate, creamy coffee and gingerbread to the fore, followed by rhubarb and vanilla custard.
    Finish
    :Long and sweet, a hint of typical Longrow peat smoke combined with more chocolate and some dried fruits.
    £91.99
  • Hazelburn 13 years old Oloroso Cask Matured 47.1% 70cl

    This is a limited Edition of Hazelburn which has been distilled in October 2003 and has been matured in fresh and refill oloroso sherry casks before bottling in March 2017 at 13 years old. This is cask strength 47.1% vol limited to 12000 bottles worldwide.

    1 per customer/address only.

    £62.99
  • Kilkerran 8 years old Cask Strength 56.2% 70cl

    The first Cask strength Kilkerran distilled at the Glengyle Distillery in Campbeltown.

    1 per customer/address only.

    £54.00
  • Springbank 15 years old 46% 70cl
    As the eye takes in the dark, russet colour of the 15 Year Old, the nose anticipates the rich sweet smell of the sherry casks used to mature this old style Springbank.
    The anticipation is rewarded as you pull the stopper and the sherry aromas drift out. However, the sweet nose on this dram only begins to suggest the full range of flavours which emerge on the palate; dark chocolate, figs, marzipan, brazil nuts and vanilla all mingle to DRAMatic effect! A truly classic Springbank that is perhaps best enjoyed after-dinner or with your favourite cigar.
    Age: 15 year old

    Strength: 46% ABV

    Maturation: 80% sherry, 20% bourbon matured

    £57.99
  • Springbank 10 years old 46% 70cl
    The 10 Year Old is the perfect introduction to the Springbank range. Whilst bourbon casks are mainly used for maturation, allowing the distillery character to shine through, a number of sherry casks are also used for added body.

    The light colour of this malt belies the richness of its character. Whilst the nose suggests a wide range of aromas, from citrus fruits to pears and a hint of peat, the palate excites even further with a touch of smoke, vanilla essence, nutmeg, cinnamon and the salty tang we have come to expect from Springbank.

    Complexity is the key word here yet it remains perfectly balanced from first sip to the full, rich finish.
    £39.99
  • Longrow Peated Malt 46% 70cl
    New from the Sprinbank distillery is their peated whisky Longrow in new presentation, this bottling does not carry and age declaration.
    £39.99
  • Hazelburn 10 years old 46% 70cl
    New bottling from Hazelburn, this 10 years old has been tripled distilled and is not peated aged in oak cask.
    £39.99