Although Campbeltown is Scotland's smallest whisky-producing region, consisting of just three distilleries (in its heyday there were more than 30), its single malts boast unique characteristics that are considered by serious malt lovers to represent a distinct region in its own right. The distilleries that survive today produce some of the finest malts you're likely to find; they have a devoted following and are much loved worldwide.
Springbank malts are robust and smoky with hints of their maritime roots. Glen Scotia malts are lighter with grassy notes. Glengyle's Kilkerran malts are lighter and sweeter, but with the distinctive oily and salty notes you'd expect from a Campbeltown whisky.
Campbeltown whiskies in a nutshell
- Number of distilleries: 3
- Oldest distillery: Springbank (1828)
- Most popular distillery: Springbank
- Flavour profile: fruity, peaty, sweet, smoky