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Springbank Sunday A NOTE ON CAMPBELTOWN AND THE DISTILLING TRADE – Scotch Whisky News

A NOTE ON CAMPBELTOWN AND THE DISTILLING TRADE by Hedley G Wright M.A The Royal Burgh of Campbeltown is situated at the south end of the Kintyre Peninsula, that long strip of Argyll which divides the Firth of Clyde from the Atlantic Ocean and from where the back gardens of Ireland can be distinguished with binoculars on any clear washing day. In A.D. 503 at Dalruadhain, later called Ceann Loch Cille Chairian and finally Campbeltown, Fergus estab…


Springbank Society Newsletter December 2015 – Scotch Whisky News

…of contact for everything Society related. As many of you will know, as well as running the Springbank Society my role also includes a few tourism related jobs such as the administration and organisation of events for Explore Campbeltown and the organisation of our annual Campbeltown Malts Festival. From January, my role will be to concentrate more on the tourism side of the company and I’m looking forward to the new challenges it will bring. I’m…


Springbank Society Newsletter August 2015 – Scotch Whisky News

Springbank Society Newsletter August 2015 Greetings Society Members, I hope you are all enjoying a nice Summer and have been experiencing some warm weather wherever you are! Unfortunately the Campbeltown weather hasn’t been too kind to us this year but I suppose it just makes us even more thankful for the odd sunny day that we’re blessed with! The Summer seems to have flown by, I can’t believe that we will be in September soon so I thought it wa…


Springbank Society Newsletter – Scotch Whisky News

  Springbank Society Newsletter May 2014  Greetings Society Members, Hope things are well with you all. Things here in Campbeltown are good – as you can imagine we’re getting very excited for the Campbeltown Malts Festival which will begin next Wednesday. We are almost all organised for the invasion and are just sorting out the final touches! Below is a break down of the three days of celebrations:  Campbeltown Malts Festival 2014  W…


Campbeltown Malts Festival – FULL SCHEDULE – Scotch Whisky News

We are excited to announce the full schedule for the Campbeltown Malts Festival 2016 which begins NEXT WEEK! We are excited to see everyone who will travel to Campbeltown next week and final preparations are well underway to make your trip worthwhile! The festival will take place from Wednesday 18th-Friday 20th May with various events each day, celebrating the quality malts produced at Campbeltown’s three distilleries. The full schedule is as fo…


Springbank Society Newsletter September 2013 – Scotch Whisky News

Springbank Society Newsletter September 2013 Greetings Society Members, I hope you have all had a great Summer and experienced some good weather like we did here in Campbeltown. So hard to believe it is September already….won’t be long until we have to start thinking about what we are asking Santa for this year….! Anyway, thought it was time to give you a little update on what has been happening here during the last couple of months…


Schedule for Campbeltown Malts Festival 2017 – Scotch Whisky News

Campbeltown Malts Festival 2017 Full Schedule  With only a few days to go until the Campbeltown Malts Festival 2017, the excitement is reaching extreme levels here in Campbeltown and we can’t wait to welcome visitors from across the globe next week. At the moment, the weather is looking to be on our side so fingers crossed for a week full of sunshine. Final preparations are well underway for what promises to be the busiest (and best) festival to…


Springbank and The Mitchells – Scotch Whisky Sunday

…first produced spirit on the site before official accounting began Springbank is the oldest distillery to remain in the hands of the founders. This part of the history begins when the Mitchell family settled in Argyll. making Campbeltown, at the tip of the peninsula, the location of their farm. It would not have been long before the family put it’s knowledge of malting to use and added distilling into their working schedule. It is but a short sea…


Springbank Society “Updated Information on the Campbeltown Malts Festival 2015″ – Scotch Whisky News

Dear Society Members, As promised, I’m sending over some updated information on the Campbeltown Malts Festival 2015. There are still a couple of things to add/confirm but this is the general plan of action for the festival: Wednesday 20th May Glen Scotia will be holding an Open Day on the first day of the Campbeltown Malts Festival 2015 (Wednesday 20th May). Below is a taste of what you can expect: Two tastings during the day:             * 11.1…


NEWSFLASH – THE CAMPBELTOWN MALTS FESTIVAL! – Scotch Whisky News

NEWSFLASH – THE CAMPBELTOWN MALTS FESTIVAL! Good afternoon Society Members, Just sending you all a quick newsflash with some exciting information about THE CAMPBELTOWN MALTS FESTIVAL! For those of you who aren’t aware, we have been running the Springbank Open Day since 2009 and the event continues to attract more and more visitors to Campbeltown each year. On the day, activities usually include free distillery tours, masterclasses, local c…