The Royal Burgh of Campbeltown lies at the southern tip of the Kintyre peninsula in Argyll. It once boasted over 30 distilleries, famous for their oily and smoky flavours, only a few now remain. These Campbeltown malts are best known for their briny character and offer something unique in character and style. Its well worth a visit.
It was a combination of the First World War causing a decline in consumption and US Prohibition, that affected the area and forced most of the distilleries to close. In fact until 2004 there were only 2 distilleries producing whisky. There are also a few peated releases, for example Longrow, which is from the Springbank distillery, and act as a reminder of Campbeltown’s illustrious past.