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“Superb afternoon at Springbank”

Springbank Distillery
Ranked #1 of 18 things to do in Campbeltown
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Owner description: Springbank Distillery is one of the main visitor attractions in Campbeltown, Kintyre. It is one of three distilleries remaining in Campbeltown which, in the 19th century, was classed as 'The Whisky Capital of the World'. Established in 1828, Springbank is the oldest independent family owned distillery in Scotland and is the only distillery in Scotland to carry out the full production process on one site - from the traditional floor maltings through to the bottling.
Reviewed September 29, 2013

We took the combined distillery tour (Springbank and Glen Gyle) couple with a Taste It session afterwards. Our tour was taken by Jim who was so knowledgeable and gentle in his approach - a great credit to the company. The whole process was explained clearly including the famous 2 and a half distillations! The contrast of the old and the new distilleries was interesting and is already showing differences in the final product, more of which later.

After around 80 mins doing the tours it was back to Cadenhead's whisky shop in the town centre for our tasting with Grant and what a revelation it was to taste his manager's selection of 6 malts (including a not quite ready 9 year old Kilkerran from Glen Gyle but showing lots of promise) . We all learned so much and although I was already a fan my 3 companions became so too such was the charm of the folk at Springbank and the real quality of the product. After an enjoyable browse in the shop at the huge selection of diverse and historic malts including even a rare Canadian whiskey much to the surprise of our Canadian friends, we stocked up for the journey home. Armed with bottles of our favourite tipples (all different but all made by Springbank) we reluctantly took our leave of the shop. Lovely people, fabulous whisky!

Thank skelghyl
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Reviewed September 21, 2013

Fantastic friendly and genuine informative tour the best we've taken and the whiskey bought afterwards was good too :-)

Thank McBoxergirl
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Reviewed September 6, 2013

Unique distillery, ideal location and first class tour. Well worth booking for a visit. Our guide (Siobhan) was excellent and gave us a great insight into heritage and future of this amazing industry.

3  Thank StaycationScotland
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Reviewed September 4, 2013

Decided on the combined visit to both Springbank and Glengyle distilleries. This was a very interesting comparison of the older Springbank process and the modern Glengyle process. Springbank was a particular pleasure as it demonstrated the complete process from malting to bottling. The tour guide was a charming and knowledgable young lady who covered the ground well. One of the best distillery tours I have been on.

3  Thank ac840
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Reviewed August 22, 2013 via mobile

We visited Springbank Distillery in Campbeltown in May. During the amazing tour every question was answered patiently. The really handcrafted production of this great malt showed us that it is worth every cent :)

2  Thank jefigo
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