At the southern end of the Mull of Kintyre sits Campbeltown, once regarded as "The Whisky Capital of the World", due to the number of distilleries based there. Today there are only 3 distilleries operational in the town - Glengyle, Springbank and Glen Scotia.
The Campbeltown style is broad and distinctive through all types, from light and delicate through to heavily peated and rich. There is often a briney note in these whiskies, and a character to that is best described by the Scots themselves: foosty, like the musty, earthy smell of warehouses, and old wood.
Campbeltown Region — Hazelburn
Hazelburn 10 years old 46%
Hazelburn is the name given to the triple distilled spirit made at the Springbank distillery from entirely unpeated barley. These two decisions create a very light, delicate spirit that develops into a sweet whisky with notes of marzipan, stewed pears and honeycomb. The palate is very oily and mouthfilling, with a hint of coconut and liquorice. ...