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Unlike other distilleries presented on this site, there is no "distillery" page, whith the history and description of the bottlings. This is rather easy to understand as the distillery has been mothballed since 1927 and in the meanwhile entirely altered. It is nowadays a plant belonging to the regional bus company, West Coast Motors.
This old distillery is presented on this site as an example of a converted one, and to underline the decline of the town of Campbeltown, which has been the world capital of whisky, and still represents a production area on its own, even if Springbank is the only producing distillery. (with the exception of Glen Scotia, which produces just a few months a year, with the active help of Springbank...)
Some mistakes of distillery managers in the beginning of the 20th century caused the ruin of the whisky industry in that area. Most of them prefered quick profits, and produced minor quality whisky. A good thing for the industry on very short term, but with catastrophical results on longer term.
This story can be compared to the history of Lowlands distilling some decades earlier.

> Sunday, 02-Apr-2017 16:35:54 CEST
Sun 22 10 2017, 17:38 - 3 visiteurs au cours de la dernire heure et 3 visiteurs sur le site en ce moment.
Copyright :Jean-Marie Putz (2003-2017)


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