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 — Kilkerran
Kilkerran 'Cask Strength' 8 years old 55.7%
This is the second limited edition 8 year old Cask Strength release from Kilkerran, matured in ex-bourbon casks and bottled at a natural strength of 55.7%. The aroma is classic Kilkerran - waxy, vanilla and malty notes (digestive biscuits), joined by green apples and citrus. There is a distinctive mineral quality to the palate, which carries gol...
Kilkerran 'Heavily Peated' Batch #1 59.3%
Distilled from the very first batch of heavily peated barley to be used at the Glengyle distillery, this new limited edition release marks the start of their 'Peat in Progress' series. Compared to the standard Kilkerran, the peat smoke plays a big part in the flavour - with flavours of nutty & smoky malted barley, freshly ground, alongside a...
Kilkerran 12 years old 46%
This is the first expression outside of the distillery's popular 'Work in Progress' series and is a watershed moment for the team in Campbeltown. The nose and palate are both so distinctly 'Campbeltown' - slightly foosty (dusty old warehouses) and spiced to start, with hints of dried fruit, malt biscuits and a lemon/citric note. Throughout there...