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Welcome to the Kilkerran Single Malt News Section This page contains information on our products, trade events and social media info. This is also the page where we will display distillery announcements and let all our fans and customers know exactly what is happening at Mitchell’s Glengyle Distillery. Our “Trade Events” section, in particular, is regularly updated so check back here if you’re interested in catching up with our Sales Team when they are on their sales trips around the world.
 
 

The Glory of Gengyle

“To the best of my knowledge (and when it comes to whisk(e)y I like to think I am in reasonably informed), Scotland’s Glengyle Distillery is the only distillery opened solely to settle an argument.”
 
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Longtime friend of J&A Mitchell and owner of Kensington Wine Market Andrew Ferguson wrote an article for Celtic Life all about Glengyle and Kilkerran.
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Product launch

November 2018

Kilkerran 8yo Cask Strength 56.5%

The latest edition of the Kilkerran 8yo Cask Strength from Mitchell’s Glengyle Distillery. Matured in 100% Bourbon casks and bottled at 56.5% abv.

Nose: The exquisite nose begins with a gentle hint of worn leather and pipe tobacco. Changing now to a much sweeter note with sponge cake, vanilla pods and clotted cream combining with some citrus and fruits in the form of key lime pie and green apple skins.

Palate: Good cask influence here with lots of sweetness from the bourbon casks. Golden syrup cake, banoffee pie and toasted marshmallows are just some of the desserts you could find in this dram.

Finish: The light peat becomes more apparent on the finish, along with an earthy dunnage note typical of Campbeltown whisky. This is followed by a herbal grassy note, marzipan and grape peel.

Please Note:

  • The Campbeltown Cadenhead shop is selling this product for £48.00.

  • Visit our Trade page to find you nearest Kilkerran retailer.
 

Trade Events

Coming to an event near you

September 2019

6th-7th: Malzfabrik, Berlin – Ranald and Cara will be at Malzfabrik, Berlin on the 6th+7th September representing Springbank and Kilkerran. Details TBC.

7th: Whisky Bristol Underground Festival – Grant is going down to Bristol to represent Kilkerran at Whisky Bristol Underground Festival.

14th: Oban Whisky Festival – Melanie is heading north up Scotland’s west coast from Campbeltown to Oban for the West Coast Whisky Feis. Join Melanie in Oban to sample the Kilkerran range.

14th: Aberdeen Whisky National – Grant is representing Springbank and Kilkerran at the National Whisky Festival in Aberdeen.

19th: Tasting (The Clydeside Distillery) – Melanie is leading a tasting at the Clydeside Distillery for Kilkerran Single Malt. Join her to sample the Kilkerran range and learn about the history of Glengyle Distillery.

22nd-23rd: Salon Dugas – Melanie and Cara will be representing Kilkerran and Springbank in Paris.

28th-29th: The Whisky Show (London) – The Kilkerran (and Springbank) Sales Team will be out in force for The Whisky Show in London on the 28th-29th September. The team will be on hand to serve a range of drams to guests, from regular distillery staples to (rumour has it) a little surprise or two…

 

 

October 2019

4th-5th: Geneva Whisky Show – Cara Wilson will be flying off to Geneva Whisky show to present Kilkerran.

5th: Whisky Lounge York – Grant will represent Kilkerran at the Whisky Lounge Event in York.

5th: Alhambra Whisky Festival – David is in Stirling for the Alhambra Whisky Festival serving up Kilkerran drams.

8th-12th: Belgium Tour – Cara Wilson will be travelling around Belgium for a Kilkerran tasting tour. Details TBC.

11th: Kirkcaldy Tasting – Grant Macpherson will be in Kirkcaldy for the evening holding a Springbank and Kilkerran tasting.

 

Tastings + Tours

Mitchell’s Glengyle, Springbank Distillers and Wm Cadenhead’s offer a wide range of tours and tastings

 
Please view our tours and tastings options here. Or Contact Kilkerran if you have any enquiries.
 

Malts Festival 2019

Visit our distillery in May during our Open Day

Campbeltown Malts Festival (THIS EVENT HAS NOW PASSED)

First Announcements – 30th January 2019

We are excited to announce our first detailed programme for the Campbeltown Malts Festival 2019. The festival will take place from Tuesday 21st – Friday 24th May and during the four day event, we will celebrate the quality spirits produced here in Kintyre.

Below, you will find all the relevant information regarding the events and tastings being hosted by Springbank, Mitchell’s Glengyle and Cadenhead’s during the festival. Over the next (almost) four months, you will be kept up to date with any additional information regarding events which will take place over the festival.

How to Order Tickets

In 2018, we decided that an online ticketing system would be a much easier way for our festival goers to purchase tickets. This seems to have worked extremely well with very little teething problems so in 2019, we will once again use this for ticket bookings. This will include all tickets which are available for our Thursday and Friday events, as well as our Wednesday evening dinner.

We will be using a website called Eventbrite – www.eventbrite.co.uk. Wednesday tickets will be available to purchase from Wednesday 6th February 2019 at 2pm (UK time) and Thursday/Friday tickets will be available to purchase from Wednesday 13th February 2019 at 2pm (UK time).

You can register on Eventbrite now to save time entering your details when you order your tickets. You will still be able to order tickets even if you do not register in advance, though it might save you time to do so. Details of the festival will be displayed on Eventbrite prior to the ticket launch, including descriptions of each tasting – which are also detailed below in each section and also in a summary timetable at the end of this announcement.

It will be a maximum of 2 tickets per person for each tasting and, please note (and this is important!), that some tastings do overlap in time so it might not be possible to do all of them. All tastings will last for approximately 1 hour, except for the Springbank Warehouse Tastings on Thursday which will last for approximately 45 minutes.

Tickets for the Cadenhead Club Member Tasting and the Springbank Society Member will not be available on Eventbrite. How to acquire tickets for these events can be found later in this email. This also applies to any event that is only bookable on the day.

Tuesday 21st May 2019

5:30pm: Cadenhead Club Member Tasting – FOC

On Tuesday 21st May at 5:30pm, the Cadenhead Sales Team will be hosting an exclusive tasting for members of our Cadenhead Club. The tasting will take place in the Springbank Malt Barns and will be a blind tasting to choose a future release for Cadenhead Club members.

The Cadenhead Club Tasting will be free to attend but places are very limited so it’s advisable to book your place ASAP. Bookings can be made immediately, by emailing club@cadenhead.scot. Please note that we cannot allow any non-members into this tasting.

Wednesday 22nd May 2019

On Wednesday, festival staples return as we host the Springbank Society Tasting and our special dinner at Mitchell’s Glengyle Distillery.

11:30am: Springbank Society Member Tasting – FOC

On Wednesday 22nd May at 11:30am, the Springbank Sales Team will be hosting our annual exclusive tasting for members of the Springbank Society. The tasting will take place in the Springbank Malt Barns and will involve choosing the next Society bottling, due for release in Autumn.

The Springbank Society Tasting will be free to attend but places are very limited so it’s advisable to book your place ASAP. Bookings can be made immediately, by emailing society@springbank.scot. Please note that we cannot allow any non-members into this tasting.

7pm: Mitchell’s Glengyle Distillery Dinner – £250.00

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the first ever Open Day that J&A Mitchell & Co. Ltd hosted, we are taking our annual dinner back to where it all began. The exclusive Distillery Dinner will be taking place at Mitchell’s Glengyle Distillery, the location of our first Open Day back in 2009.

On arrival to Mitchell’s Glengyle Distillery, you will be greeted with a champagne reception which will also feature a range of locally sourced canapés.

Following this, you will sample a selection of whiskies, hand drawn from the cask by a member of our senior production team. All guests will then vote for their favourite and the most popular choice will be bottled for you to take home on the night.

You will then be led to your table to enjoy a four course meal with a specially selected wine to accompany each course.

To end your unique experience, each attendee will be presented with their own exclusive 70cl hand drawn bottle, chosen earlier in the evening.

Throughout the evening, staff from J. & A. Mitchell & Co. Ltd. will be present to chat to and share some drams with.

There will be a set menu so please advise us of any dietary requirements you have once you have booked. This can be done by emailing festival@springbank.scot.

The cost of the dinner is £250.00 per person. Tickets for this event will be available via Eventbrite from Wednesday 6th February at 2pm (UK Time). Please note this is one week earlier than all other tickets.

Thursday 23rd May 2019

Springbank Open Day

The Springbank Open Day will take place on the third day of the festival. The day will start at 10:30am when the sale of our special Open Day bottles will commence. In addition to the tastings mentioned below, there will also be free distillery tours, local craft and food stalls, exclusive bottlings, our famous warehouse whisky bar, live music and much more happening throughout the day. Events at Springbank will conclude around 9pm.

The tastings and masterclasses taking place during the Springbank Open Day (excluding events that are only bookable on the day) will be available to book on Eventbrite from Wednesday 13th February at 2pm (UK time) and details of each can be found below:

11:30am: The Hazelburn Breakfast Tasting – £30.00

What better way to kick off the Springbank Open Day than with our very own breakfast whisky! Join us as we explore the Hazelburn range and try some exclusive cask samples, including one of the first ever casks of Hazelburn laid down in 1997 (Breakfast not included!)

11:30am: The Art (and Science) of Maturation – £30.00

Join Director of Production Findlay and fellow Brewing and Distilling Graduate Lea as they unveil the art and science of whisky maturation at Springbank, accompanied by a range of whiskies and other wines and spirits.

12:30pm: Springbank Warehouse Tasting – £30.00

Sample a selection of the finest whiskies from Springbank, hand-drawn from the cask in one of our traditional warehouses by a senior member of the production team.

12:30pm: Malting Demonstration – FOC (ONLY BOOKABLE ON THE DAY)

Watch a member of our production team demonstrate our traditional malting process while enjoying a dram of one of our most popular whiskies. This free event serves as an excellent opportunity to learn about Springbank and maybe even try turning the barley yourself! Tickets are only available to book on the day so make sure you head straight for the ticket point (located in our main marquee) to book and collect your tickets.

1pm: Springbank Tasting – £30.00 (ONLY BOOKABLE ON THE DAY)

Only available to book on the day, you can join one of our Sales Team in enjoying a selection of drams from across the Springbank range, from our old favourites to the most recent releases. Whether new to Springbank or an old hand, this tasting has something for everyone. Tickets can be purchased from our ticket point (located in our main marquee) on the day.

1:30pm: The Directors’ Cut (or The Good, The Bad and The Ugly) – The Sequel – £50.00

More cask samples, Springbank, Kilkerran and Cadenhead’s stories, general whisky chat and terrible jokes with Director of Production Findlay Ross, Springbank’s Director of Sales and Marketing Ranald Watson and Director of Sales for Cadenhead’s Mark Watt. If you were at last year’s tasting you’ll know what to expect (we’ll probably choose some new samples but no promises) and, if not, just remember that the whisky is the most important part of any tasting…

2:30pm: Springbank Warehouse Tasting – £30.00

Sample a selection of the finest whiskies from Springbank, hand-drawn from the cask in one of our traditional warehouses by a senior member of the production team.

2:30pm: Springbank Distillers Single Cask Tasting – £30.00

A selection of exclusive single cask bottlings which have been released around the world. An excellent chance to try rare whiskies from around the globe, all in one sitting.

2:45pm: Malting Demonstration – FOC (ONLY BOOKABLE ON THE DAY)

Watch a member of our production team demonstrate our traditional malting process while enjoying a dram of one of our most popular whiskies. This free event serves as an excellent opportunity to learn about Springbank and maybe even try turning the barley yourself! Tickets are only available to book on the day so make sure you head straight for the ticket point (located in our main marquee) to book and collect your tickets.

3:30pm: Springbank; New and Forthcoming Releases – £30.00

A chance to join us as we try some of the most recent limited releases from Springbank Distillers. The first part of 2019 has seen a number of new whiskies released and this is the ideal opportunity to try them in one sitting in the company of one our trusted Sales Team. 

4pm: Springbank Warehouse Tasting – £30.00

Sample a selection of the finest whiskies from Springbank, hand-drawn from the cask in one of our traditional warehouses by a senior member of the production team.

Please note:

  • The Malting Demonstrations will last for 30 minutes.
  • The Springbank Warehouse Tastings will last for 45 minutes.
  • All other tastings during the Springbank Open Day are scheduled for 1 hour.
  • Some of the tastings will overlap so please be aware of this when making your selections.
  • Tasting locations will be listed on Eventbrite, as well as in the timetable included in this announcement.
  • Tickets for tastings that are only bookable on the day are not available on Eventbrite and must be purchased from our ticket point at Springbank Distillery on the morning of the Open Day.

Friday 24th May 2019

Cadenhead and Mitchell’s Glengyle Open Day

The final day of the Campbeltown Malts Festival 2019 will be dedicated to Mitchell’s Glengyle Distillery and Cadenhead’s Independent Bottler.

Our Friday events will take place at Mitchell’s Glengyle Distillery where there will be hourly free tours of the distillery, local craft and food stalls, live music, cocktail bar and the very popular Cadenhead Lucky Dip Bar. Please note: The Kilkerran Festival Bottle will be launched on this day.

The tastings and masterclasses for Friday 24th May can be found below:

10am: Cadenhead Warehouse Tasting – £35.00

Sample a selection of the finest Cadenhead whiskies with a member of the Cadenhead’s team. Each dram will be hand drawn from the cask inside one of the warehouses at Springbank, with some wonderful new casks being launched exclusively for the Open Day.  As usual, anything tasted in the warehouse will be available to purchase afterwards.

10:15am: Cadenhead Warehouse Tasting – £35.00

Sample a selection of the finest Cadenhead whiskies with a member of the Cadenhead’s team. Each dram will be hand drawn from the cask inside one of the warehouses at Springbank, with some wonderful new casks being launched exclusively for the Open Day.  As usual, anything tasted in the warehouse will be available to purchase afterwards.

10:30am: Cadenhead Alternative Tasting – £30.00

Throughout its history, Cadenhead’s have been about more than just excellent whisky. This is your chance to try some of our alternative spirits. The tasting will include a selection of Gin, Rum, Cognac and possibly some surprises and will be hosted by Cadenhead’s Director of Sales, Mark Watt.

11:30am: The Evolution of Kilkerran Tasting – £30.00

An opportunity to experience the evolution of Kilkerran. Be part of the journey, sampling some of the earliest Work in Progress bottlings, present day releases and a glimpse into the future with the headline Kilkerran event of the day.

12pm: The “Wee” Cadenhead Tasting – £30.00

An additional tasting added to this year’s festival, the ‘“Wee” tasting will showcase some of our hidden gems which have been bottled and are still available in the market.

1:30pm: Kilkerran Alternative Tasting – £30.00

We have teamed up with an experienced mixologist to showcase the alternative way to enjoy Kilkerran. During the tasting you will enjoy Kilkerran cocktails as a member of our Sales Team guides you through each of the whiskies used.

2:30pm: Cadenhead Masterclass – £30.00

The “Big” Cadenhead Tasting will feature Cadenhead’s Sales Team members, Jenna McIntosh, Cameron McGeachy and Director of Sales, Mark Watt.  In previous years there have been battles between the 3, showcasing their particular drams but this year they may unite to showcase what Cadenhead’s has to offer…or maybe the truce won’t last! Keeping with tradition, there will also be a cask rolled into the venue which will be part of the tasting and available for purchase at the end.

This year, we are looking for more crowd interaction so if you have any questions you wish to ask us for the event, there will be an opportunity to send them to us in the near future.  Keep a close eye on our various social media outlets for more details!

2:30pm: Kilkerran Warehouse Tasting – £30.00

Sample a wide variety of the rarest Kilkerran whiskies, hand-drawn from our finest casks which have been hidden away in the darkest recesses of Glengyle.

3:30pm: Cadenhead Warehouse Tasting – £35.00

Sample a selection of the finest Cadenhead whiskies with a member of the Cadenhead’s team. Each dram will be hand drawn from the cask inside one of the warehouses at Springbank, with some wonderful new casks being launched exclusively for the Open Day.  As usual, anything tasted in the warehouse will be available to purchase afterwards.

3:45pm: Cadenhead Warehouse Tasting – £35.00

Sample a selection of the finest Cadenhead whiskies with a member of the Cadenhead’s team. Each dram will be hand drawn from the cask inside one of the warehouses at Springbank, with some wonderful new casks being launched exclusively for the Open Day.  As usual, anything tasted in the warehouse will be available to purchase afterwards.

4pm: Kilkerran Warehouse Tasting – £30.00

Sample a wide variety of the rarest Kilkerran whiskies, hand-drawn from our finest casks which have been hidden away in the darkest recesses of Glengyle.

Please note:

  • All tastings on Friday 24th May are scheduled for 1 hour.
  • Some of the tastings will overlap so please be aware of this when making your selections.
  • Tasting locations will be listed on Eventbrite, as well as in the timetable included in this announcement.

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Additional events happening during the festival week:

Monday 20th May

5:30pm: Davaar Island Dramble

Kate Watt, founder of Whisky Impressions is hosting two walking tours during our festival week. The first is a guided walk across to Davaar Island to see the famous Crucifixion Cave painting. A wee dram and some Scottish goodies will be provided when you get there. It can be fairly rocky underfoot to sensible footwear is recommended. Maximum 16 people.

Website: www.whiskyimpressions.com

Email: info@whiskyimpressions.com

Tuesday 21st May

11am – 6pm: Beinn an Tuirc Distillers Open Day

Free distillery tours will be available, which will include tastings of the core range of gins, and other spirits produced in collaboration with others. There will also be food and a cocktail bar available.

Website: www.kintyregin.com

Email: info@kintyregin.com

4pm: Liquid History Tour

The second of Kate’s tours is a Liquid History Tour. Go along and discover Campbeltown’s distilling past and present on this guided walking tour around the town. There will be pit stops at a local hostelry or two for some liquid refreshment along the way! 

Website: www.whiskyimpressions.com

Email: info@whiskyimpressions.com

8pm: Campbeltown Picture House presents the film ‘Scotch: A Golden Dram’

Storyline:

Shot entirely on location in Scotland, Scotch – The Golden Dram tells the story of Uisge beatha, Gaelic for “water of life.” Scotch is enjoyed in more than 200 countries, generating over $6 billion in exports each year. For more than a century, Scotch whisky has been the premier international spirit of choice. It is time to tell the story of “uisge” to the world.

While capturing stunning Scottish landscapes, the real heart of the film is the characters – the fascinating men and women who make Scotch whisky. The film explores some of the biggest names in the industry, including Richard Paterson, a master blender whose nose was insured for $2.5 million, Glasstorm, a company specialising in hand-made bottles for rare whiskies that sell for over $10,000 each, and the Cinderella tale of Jim McEwan, the distiller and master blender, a 50 year plus industry veteran who takes on a dilapidated distillery on his home island of Islay in the Inner Hebrides and turns it into an award-winning blend. McEwan acts as the film’s ambassador, guiding us to discover the process and the people, who they are, their personal histories, how they came to immerse themselves in the art and science of making whisky, and their drive for perfection.

Featuring: Jim McEwan, Richard Paterson, Dr Bill Lumsden, Ian MacMillan, Charles MacLean, Lynne McEwan.

Website: www.campbeltownpicturehouse.co.uk

Wednesday 22nd May

Glen Scotia Open Day

Events to be published by Glen Scotia in due course.

More information on the festival and associated events will be released over the coming weeks and months. Less than four months to go!

For enquiries, please email festival@springbank.scot.

Keep on reading to find out what happened in previous Festivals and Kilkerran Open Days.

Malts Festival 2016

This year, another 3 day event has been organised. Under its new official name, the Campbeltown Malts Festival starts on Wednesday 18 May with events at Glen Scotia Distillery, www.glenscotia.com On Wednesday evening a dinner will take place at Glengyle Distillery.  This event sold out months ago but there is another option available: a quiz at Whisky Macs pub, 4 Shore Street, Campbeltown, PA28 6BS. This starts at 9pm, £2 per player/ £8 for a team of 4. The only rules are no mobile phones and the quiz master is always right. On Thursday, there are master classes and warehouse tastings planned at Springbank Distillery, these are mostly sold out.  The mini Kilkerran Master Class still has spaces (a trio of 3 Kilkerran single casks are available to taste) at 12.45pm in the Springbank Malt Barns. Tickets should be bought in advance from info@kilkerran.scot at £15 per person. There are also free distillery tours running throughout the day.  The Warehouse Bar is returning to Warehouse 15 at Springbank Distillery with some rare samples.  As usual, a selection of stall holders will offer varied items throughout the event. The day will conclude with a  ceilidh in the Springbank Malt Barns. For the first time on the third and final day of the festival, a series of events will be organised at Mitchell’s Glengyle Distillery. This is to celebrate the distillery’s 12th birthday and the release of Mitchell’s Glengyle’s first core product, a 12 year old Kilkerran Single Malt in August 2016. Gates open at 11am where there will be a range of varied stalls at Glengyle distillery. The Work in Progress Series Tasting will begin at 12pm at Glengyle distillery. This is already fully booked, however, the afternoon question & answer session still has tickets available.  The panel consists of Frank McHardy (former Director of Production), Gavin McLachlan (Distillery Manager), Stephen Kelly (Clerk of Works) and Melanie Stanger (Sales & Marketing). If you’ve always wondered how to set up a distillery,  this is your chance to chat with people who’ve successfully achieved this.  During the q&a session, 3 Kilkerran whiskies will be enjoyed. The charge for this event is £10 per person,  tickets should be purchased in advance, please contact info@kilkerran.scot In addition to the above whisky events on the Friday, there are alternative non-whisky options. 11 am- Architecture Tour of Campbeltown with David McEwan 2.30 pm- Heritage Tour of Campbeltown with Alex McKinven. Both of the above tours are taken by volunteers and free of charge. For more information on the above Friday tours, please e-mail campbeltown@visitscotland.com or phone 01586 552056. To conclude the 3 days of events, the Ardshiel Hotel, Campbeltown are offering some musical entertainment, The Coaltown Daisies as part of their ‘A Whisky For the Road’ live tour.  More information is available by phoning the Ardshiel Hotel on 01586 552133.

Open Day 2014

In 2014 we did the Open Day differently. We changed the ‘Day’ to become a three day event, Campbeltown Malt Festival. The festival started on Wednesday the 21st of May with free tours and a master tasting of Glen Scotia distillery. This was the first year all three working distilleries in Campbeltown were taking part in this event. We already have bigger plans for next year! The Wednesday evening was very busy around hotels and distilleries in Campbeltown. The Ardshiel and Craiggard hotels were hosting whisky dinners with David and Melanie attending and doing a Kilkerran WIP6 tasting at each hotel. The famous Stillhouse Dinner began at 18hrs at Mitchell Glengyle Distillery’s filling store. Here the 33 guests were given a tasting by Pop who had dug out 4 different types of Kilkerran Single Malt. The objective of the tasting was to choose the favorite cask to be bottled for the dinner souvenir. It was a close call but the winning cask was a triple distilled Kilkerran Single Malt, distilled in 2004. Following the tasting the dinner guests were piped by a young, local piper, to be seated in the still house where they were hosted by Frank McHardy and Gavin McLachlan during the meal. The dinner was cooked and prepared by our own Donald Brown of Campbeltown Whisky Shop. Waiting on the guests were the amazing team of Springbank employees, everybody helped out from bottling hall to office staff to family members of staff. At 20hrs our Ten year Anniversary Ceilidh was kicked off in Glenbarr dry stores, just next door to Mitchell’s Glengyle Distillery. The dry store looked great with tables, fairy lights, a stage with a local ceilidh band and ofcourse the bar. Again, everybody pulled together and got stuck in to get the party started. Mairi Paterson, Springbank Society, was the main engine behind the ceilidh and our open day. She had a busy year planning it all! She did great, the ceilidh was a fabulous evening with locals as well as visitors from all over the world. Once the still house dinner finished around 21hrs, they moved on to join the fun at the ceilidh. The party went on until midnight, well, that is when the ceilidh stopped. I believe there was a few parties held afterwards in various locations around town. Thursday the 22nd of May – the Open Day at Springbank distillery. The day started off at 11am, consisting of market stalls, free distillery tours, master classes in malt barn, tastings in warehouses, great food, photo exhibition, music, beer and whisky bars and much much more. We had fantastic weather throughout the day, but the rain made itself known around 5pm so unfortunately there wasn’t much dancing had on the distillery yard. We had the local school pipe band as usual and there was a brilliant musical, dance play performed by the Footnotes – they expressed the story of whisky making through dance, from barley to bottle. The day finished at 21.30 and as far as I understand, the partying continued in local pubs, hotel rooms and other places. Friday the 23rd of May was our Golf tournament day. The weather was good for golf, the tournament was held at Machrihanish Golf course, visitors and staff mixed teams. Campbeltown was still buzzing with visitors from all over the world, the whisky shop was busier than ever! A great event we felt, and we’ve had some lovely feedback from our friends on social media. Do like our facebook page when you get a chance.

Open Day 2013

This years Open Day was held at Springbank Distillery, and it was a great success! We had visitors from every corner of the world present. On the Wednesday night, 22nd May there was a very exclusive dinner held in the Kiln at Springbank. The dinner was hosted by Frank McHardy (Director of Production) and Gavin McLachlan (Distillery manager of Springbank and Mitchell’s Glengyle). Wine, champagne and very special whisky was drunk and a delicious meal with Scottish delicatessen was consumed. Everybody left the kiln with a smile on their face. The Open day started at 11am on the 23rd of May, there was a market on the bottling hall carpark with local businesses displaying their goods, a beer tent serving Loch Fyne Ales and a special Brew called Fynebank, beer brewed using Springbank malted barley! We had live music, Alan Anderson (the Whisky Stand up comedian), tours of both distilleries and a huge BBQ. On the Friday, for the brave, there was the annual golf competition at Machrihanish golfcourse. There were some sore heads, but the fresh air did them all the good!

Announcements

Follow Kilkerran and Springbank on Social Media

Social Media is the fastest and most convenient way for you to follow the news, developments, announcements and product launches from Kilkerran. You can follow Kilkerran on Facebook and we also make appearances on our Springbank Distillery’s Twitter and Instagram accounts too! Facebook – Kilkerran Single Malt Twitter – @Springbank1828 Instagram – springbank1828