Campbeltown is the smallest whisky producing region in Scotland with only 3 distilleries. And yet, it is legally recognized as a unique Whisky producing region. Why?
Formerly able to boast the title “Whisky capital of the world”, Campbeltown once had over 30 distilleries in the area (which is the Kyntire peninsula, a 30mile stretch of land southwest of Glasglow). However, the product coming out of there in its heyday was more quantity over quality. It was this low quality, coupled with the severely detrimental impact of two World Wars, that saw the distillery scene decline to just 3 producers: Springbank, Glen Scotia, and Glengyle. They’ve survived because their malts are premium quality spirit, with distinct salty and oily notes, hints of grass, and a delightful lightness to them overall. These whiskies show a beautiful balance between fruity, peaty, sweet, and smoke.