Campbeltown was once a thriving malt whisky region of no fewer than 34 distilleries – no mean feat for a small and remote settlement at the bottom of the long Kintyre peninsula. Now only three producers remain, but they make up for their paucity by producing five distinctive malt whiskies between them.
Campbeltown single malts are rather dry and gentle smoky. The proximity to the coast proffers a salty character. One can imagine a cross between the Western Highlands and the Lowlands, with a little salinity. There are now just three whisky distilleries in Campbeltown.