A steady diet in the wee toun?

Campbeltown is know for many things, among others to be the fictional Kinnloch in Denzil Meyrick’s fabulous crime novels-> bloody Scotland for a change.

Other than that Campbeltown is also one of Scotland’s five whisky regions with GlenScotia, Glengyle and Springbank. Springbank also being one of the very few remaining distilleries who still do their own malting.

Campbeltown is also home Cadenhead, Scotland’s oldest independent bottler (1842).

To cut a long story short this is a place the collective whisky drinkers should visit if they have not already done so.

Springbank Distillery not only produces the obvious Springbank, but also Hazelburn, the peated Longrow and not to forget Kilkerran (at Glengyle) Their 12 year old Kilkerran is much appreciated amongst the “cognoscenti” as it is an excellent drum for an affordable price at £48 per bottle (their are others such as Laphroaig 10 at £29 and Bunnahabhain 12 at £39.95).

Usually the “wee town” delivers to the local whisky shops across Scotland on quarterly basis but this time there was no stock refill of Kilkerran12. In the community of whisky lovers the news did not take long to spread and the spirit for much missed from the “daily” diet and people began to ask around where this much appreciated spirit could still be bought.

One of the gentleman in “the know” approached Archie from Luvian’s Bottle Shop and asked the question: Did the shops still stock any Kilkerran 12. Archie directed that person to the Cupar shop and indeed there were some left so if you are in urgent need for Kilkerran12 visit Luvian’s in Cupar:

93 Bonnygate, Cupar, Fife, KY15 4LG
+44 (0) 1334 654 820 | info@luvians.com

A whisky region has to have at least three distilleries Campbeltown nearly lost this status but was saved from it by the re-opening of Glengyle (Kilkerran) in 2004. Read the full story HIER (article by James Gilles)

If you rather wish to watch a little more on the history of Campbeltown go ahead:

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