Let's take a look at the best single malts from the smallest whisky region in Scotland.


An experimental distillery, Springbank produces three types of peated and unpeated malt whisky that it bottles under three distinct brands. Longrow, the most traditional of the three, is a heavily-peated malt, distilled twice. Hazelburn is an free from any peat, and is triple-distilled. And Springbank, the eponymous dram, is produced in the quintessential Campbeltown style. The difference is achieved by using Springbank’s three stills in different combinations as well as adjusting the peat levels. 

After being established in 1828 on the site of Archibald Mitchell's illicit still, the widely-known reputation of the distillery was only established in the 1990s after a spate of supremely high-quality bottlings turned heads across the world. This is perhaps because the distillery still employs traditional production methods and are involved in each and every step of the whisky making process – meaning the whisky is the most handmade in Scotland. Unlike any other distillery in the Scotland, 100% of this process is carried out on one site, giving Springbank unrivalled control over the quality of the whisky.

Glen Scotia

Glen Scotia is one of the smallest whisky distilleries in Scotland but one of the big names of Campbeltown. After being purchased by Loch Lomond in 2014, where they increased capacity and opened a visitor centre, the distillery still maintains much of its original design, including the fermenters, the stillroom, and the dunnage warehouse dating from the 1830s. The most prolific distillery in Campeltown, two of their core expressions are in our Customer Favourites: Double Cask and Victoriana (a dram crafted to reflect the whiskies of the region's heyday). Glen Scotia is known for flavours of sea salt, vanilla, ginger and orange.


Kilkerran is the moniker given to whiskies produced at Glengyle distillery, which is taken from the town's original name of ‘Ceann Loch Chille Chiarain’. The distillery itself was founded in 1872 by the son of the owner of Springbank distillery, who fell out with his brother and began his own whisky venture. The economic downturn of the early 20th century led it to close it's doors in 1925. However, 75 years later, the great, great nephew of William Mitchell, Hedley G Wright, purchased the building and, in 2004, the first spirit was distilled. Demand for is often higher than the supply for all Kilkerran core expressions, which boast characteristic notes of citrus oil and smoky peat, so you will often find their bottles up for ballot on The Whisky Shop, or over on The Whisky Shop Auctions.

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