Springbank

Location and contact details

Location" Location: Springbank Distillers Ltd, 9 Bolgam Street, Campbeltown, Argyll, PA28 6HZ
Visitor Visit Type: Vistor Centre
Telephone" Telephone: +44 (0) 1586 552 009
Email" Email: info[at]springbankwhisky.com
Web" Web: http://springbankwhisky.com/
Twitter" Twitter: Springbank Whisky (@Springbank1828)

Facts and figures

LocationSpringbank Distillers Ltd, 9 Bolgam Street, Campbeltown, Argyll, PA28 6HZ
Founded1828
OwnerJ&A Mitchell & Co’s
Water Source Crosshill Loch
Stills1 wash still
2 spirit stills
Capacity750,000 litres

Opening Hours

Tours run Monday to Saturday at 10am and 1:30pm.

Tours

Springbank Tour £7

Tour with visit to floor maltings and onsite bottling plant; this is the only distillery where you can see the complete end-to-end process.

Mitchell's Glengyle Tour 7

This tour will give the opportunity to visit the distillery which helped to restore Campbeltown to its rightful place as one of Scotland’s distinct whisky producing regions. Glengyle, home of Kilkerran Single Malt, provides a modern alternative to Springbank’s traditional operation and applies the Mitchell family’s years of distilling experience to a brand new distillery. You’ll be guided through the process of how Kilkerran whisky is made before enjoying a cask strength dram of Kilkerran and taking away a miniature to enjoy at home.

Springbank & Mitchell's Glengyle Tour £12

On the Springbank and Mitchell’s Glengyle Tour, you’ll enjoy visiting J&A Mitchell & Co’s two Campbeltown distilleries. As well as learning about the distilling processes used to make Springbank, Hazelburn, Longrow and Kilkerran whisky, you’ll have the opportunity to compare the differences between old and new; looking at our historic Springbank site and modern Glengyle site. The tour will end with a cask strength dram of Springbank and Kilkerran whisky and you’ll also receive a complimentary miniature from each distillery to enjoy at home.

History

Springbank distillery is one of the last surviving producers of Campbeltown Single Malts. The distillery, located on the southern Kintyre peninsula, produces three distinct types of single malt Scotch whisky.

Springbank is one of the few remaining family owned distilleries. Nearly all of its whisky is sold as a single malt, with little of it finding its way into blends. Most blends are produced by larger conglomerates who tend to use the single malts from the distilleries that they own in their blends. Springbank produces two of its own blends, 5 year old Campbeltown Loch.

Springbank is one of only two distilleries in Scotland to perform every step in the whisky making process, from malting the barley to bottling the spirit, on same premises: the other is Kilchoman Distillery who also grow their own barley. While a few others still maintain the first step in the process, the malting of barley (which is becoming more rare), Springbank also bottles their own whisky.
Information correct as of 22/05/2016
This article uses material from the Wikipedia article Springbank Distillery, which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0.

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