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Campbeltown was once at the centre of whisky production. Over twenty distilleries operated there in the nineteenth century, encouraged by the abundance of local supplies of peat, barley from the Mull of Kintyre and a nearby source of cheap coal.
However over-production, too-wide a variation in quality control and the exhaustion of the local coal seam contributed to the decline of the local industry. In addition, the introduction of Prohibition to the United States of America in 1920 caused a gargantuan slump in transatlantic sales of Campbeltown whisky (large quantities had previously been exported to the U.S. due to the geographical location of Campbeltown). Now only three distilleries remain.
Campbeltown whiskies are quite distinctive, with a character which is mellower than that of the Islay malts, with a smoothness and a variable peatiness in the flavour.
Springbank Distillery - 70cl / 57.1%
This is the second release of Springbank 12 Year Old Cask Strength for 2019. A mix of 35% Sherry & 65% Bourbon casks. Nose : Initially you can smell the refreshing herbs of oregano and lavender. This is followed by the sweetness of marzipan,honeycomb and fizzy sweets. In a nutshell, there’s…
Campbeltown - 70cl / 46%
RWM Favourite! Springbank distillery is the oldest independent, family-owned distillery in Scotland. Legal distillation began in 1828.The chairman is Hedley Wright, the great, great grandson of John Mitchell, the first legal distiller of Springbank whisky.There are a few Scottish distilleries that …
Blended Malt - 70cl / 46.2%
The Gauldrons - Batch 1 - Blended Malt Scotch Whisky - Remarkable Regional Malts. A welcome addition to the Remarkable Regional Malts range well be it in shorter supply making it even more tantalisingly appealing. The Gauldrons Campbeltown Malt Scotch Whisky tells the story of the eponymous dark, …
Campbeltown - 70cl / 46%
Back for a very short period we are delighted to present Longrow 18 Year Old 2019. Aged in Sherry Casks (75%) and Bourbon Casks (25%). Only 4,800 bottles have been produced. Nose : Oily, tablet and salted jerky.Followed by heather, parma ham and smoked apple wood cheddar. Palate : Drying, le…
Campbeltown - 70cl / 56.5%
Image For Illustration Purposes Only! The distillery re-opened in 2004 following closure in 1925.Kilkerran Single Malt is a lightly peated, double distilled whisky which is not chill filtered and has no added colouring. Nose: The peat aroma from the lightly peated barley is apparent from the off a…
Campbeltown - 70cl / 48.4%
A truly outstanding Springbank 18 Year Old from the Douglas Laing Old Particular Range. Distilled in October 1996 and bottled February 2015 deeming only 360 bottles charged from a Refill Butt. Nose: Warmingly spiced with intense heathery, leathery tones, bran and macerated fruits. Palate: Malt ab…
Campbeltown - 70cl / 55.7%
The distillery re-opened in 2004 following closure in 1925.Kilkerran Single Malt is a lightly peated, double distilled whisky which is not chill filtered and has no added colouring. Nose: The peat aroma from the lightly peated barley is apparent from the off and some of the green apples which a…
Campbeltown - 70cl / 54.8%
A new look and style from the Glen Scotia Distillery in Campbeltown. The Glen Scotia Victoriana is finished in deep charred oak casks, non chill filtered and bottled at 54.8%. The subtle wood and vanilla flavour is enhanced by a full bodied fruity aroma and mildly smoky aftertaste.