Springbank in Campbeltown is the main still operating distillery on the peninsula. Glen Scotia only distills 2 to 3 months a year and Glengyle, which distils Kilkerran, is still in its infancy. Springbank produces very different whiskeys under separate brands so as not to confuse consumers, the styles are intentionally different: Longrow an unpeated single malt, Hazelburn which benefits from a triple distillation and Springbank a lightly peated malt. .
This whiskey is a whiskey from Campbeltown, a town to the south of the Mull of Kintyre peninsula, located on the west coast of Scotland near the islands of Islay and Arran. Now there are only two still operating one-quarter distilleries in Campbeltown which are Springbank, Glengyle (since 2004)} and Glen Scotia which produces only one quarter of the year. At the start of the 20th century, there were up to 34 distilleries in Campbeltown.
To be a Single Malt a whiskey must follow 2 important rules. The whiskey must come from a single distillery (Single), and be made only from malted cereals: the Malt. This malted cereal must be barley in exceptional cases rye may be used. Scotland is the biggest single malt producer. These are then Scotch Single Malt Whiskey, but you will find other countries such as Japan, India, the Czech Republic or France which also offer Single Malt. The principles are always the same, this whiskey must come from a single distillery and the cereal used must be malted barley.