Campbeltown, during the mid-1800s, was the epicentre of Scotland's distilling industry, with 28 distilleries at one stage in the 1830s. Today, however, this number has dwindled to just three: Springbank, which also produces the peated Longrow and the unpeated Hazelburn; Glen Scotia; and recent addition Glengyle, home of Kilkerran malt. Read More »
Something of a curio, this one - a cask strength single malt from Springbank distillery, with more than a hint of smoke about it, suggesting it might actually be one of the distillery's other single malts. Strong and youthful, this is an assertive dram with notes of flax, wet peat, hay and pear eau de vie.
Introduced as the pinnacle of the distillery's 2013 upgrade, Glen Scotia 21 year old is not only bottled at 46% but is also, as far as we can see, the oldest ever official bottling from the distillery. This will surely be greeted with great gusto by Campbeltown fans everywhere.
Wemyss Malts are all named after the flavours that have been found within each bottle. Their 1991 vintage Glen Scotia has been named "Strawberry Ganache" so expect sweet fruity and chocolatey notes throughout.
1992 vintage whisky from one of the few remaining Campbeltown distilleries - Glen Scotia. Distilled in January 1992 and bottled in February 2014 at 22 years old. We've seen a few independently bottled Glen Scotia's recently and they've gone down very well - there's more to the distillery than is often thought.
A bottling of 1991 vintage Springbank from independent bottlers Murray McDavid. This was from a limited single cask batch of 300 bottles released for Taiwanese importers Channg Ruey at the end of 2004.
A difficult to find malt, but well worth an investigation as one of only two remaining distilleries from this once bounteous region. 'Absolutely engrossing malt with fabulous complexity. 90/100' Jim Murray's Whisky Bible 2005
A small batch of three refill Hoggies from Glen Scotia, Campbeltown's other distillery, for this new release in G & M's consistently great 'Cask' series. The colour is great and the strength is nudging 60%, so this should be pretty intense.
Hazelburn whisky is distilled at Springbank distillery and is triple distilled and completely unpeated. This special first release of Hazelburn's single malt whisky has been aged for 8 years and came with three different labels, so bottle shown may not be the same label as you receive - contact us if you are looking for a specific label. Limited to just 5100 bottles, this is a definite collectors piece.
A 1989 vintage Longrow, the peated malt produced at Springbank distillery. This was aged for 13 years in an ex-sherry butt. Malt Maniac Olivier Humbrecht liked this one so much, he awarded it 91 points.
A special bottling for the Springbank Society. This 1997 vintage Longrow was distilled in 1997 and matured for 8 years in a refill sherry butt. Bottled in July 2005 at cask strength and limited to only 630 bottles.
A 1991 vintage bottling of Springbank, aged in ex-bourbon casks and bottled at 12 years old. This was distilled the year before Springbnak reintroduced the on-site maltings, so would have been one of the last spirits to be distilled using imported barley.