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 »
The Glengyle distillery, which produces Kilkerran, only started production in 2004. This particular whisky is part of an ongoing project in which they use a solera system to mature the whisky. The Solera cask is only filled with whisky that was distilled in 2004 and bottled exclusively for visitors to "The Tasting Room" (a special Tour offered by Springbank/Glengyle).
A 1994 vintage Longrow from independent bottlers (and Springbank distillery's subsidiary) Cadenhead's. This was distilled just two years after Springbank's on-site maltings reopened and was bottled at 11 years of age.
A special whisky commissioned by Gordon Wright and the Soil Association and produced by Springbank. This is the first completely organic single malt whisky produced. Bottled specially for the Millennium and named Dà Mhìle, which is Gaelic for 2000.
A limited and coveted bottle from Springbank, distilled to celebrate their return to distilling after suspending production for a while. ODD is an acronym selected from a competition on their website - Original. Distinct. Defiant. This one is 12 years old and was matured in a light rum cask.
Part of a range of bottles released to celebrate the distillery's restart after a short period of inactivity, the ODD (Original, Distinct, Defiant) releases are increasingly rare and sought after by collectors and drinkers alike. This one was matured in a light rum cask.
Another interesting bottling from the "ODD" series of bottlings by Springbank distillery. Each release is without age-statement or vintage and bottled at 46%. This whisky has been matured in a Fresh Rum Cask.