Campbeltown in days of yore

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r0b
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Campbeltown in days of yore

Postby r0b » Tue Jan 14, 2003 11:35 pm

Springbank & Glen Scotia are among my faves, but I wonder what happened to the other distilleries in the town? Are there any old rare bottlings of any of their whiskies available anywhere today?

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Postby lexkraai » Wed Jan 15, 2003 8:47 am

Hi r0b

All other distilleries closed at one time or another, although Glengyle is in the process of being re-fitted. For more info on the distilleries of Campbeltown yore and where they were, check the map of the town I tried to reconstruct at www.celticmalts.com/journal-a4.htm

A book about the history of Campbeltown as the whisky capital of Scotland is in preparation at the moment (no, not by me!).

As to bottles from these old distilleries, they do sometimes pop up at auctions.

Cheers, Lex

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Postby westcoastboy » Thu Jan 16, 2003 12:24 am

They may 'pop up at auctions' - as these hard-to-find and much desired rarities often do (strange that isn't it) - but are they real, or are they fakes ? And who can tell ?

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Postby r0b » Thu Jan 16, 2003 3:17 am

Just looked at the map from that site. My God what a beautiful town that must have been! Like a wet dream for any lover of malt. Image

Thanks for the info, Lex!


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