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“Informative tour”

Springbank Distillery
Ranked #1 of 13 things to do in Campbeltown
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Owner description: Springbank Distillery is one of the main visitor attractions in Campbeltown, Kintyre. It is one of three distilleries remaining in Campbeltown which, in the 19th century, was classed as 'The Whisky Capital of the World'. Established in 1828, Springbank is the oldest independent family owned distillery in Scotland and is the only distillery in Scotland to carry out the full production process on one site - from the traditional floor maltings through to the bottling.
London, United Kingdom
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82 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Informative tour”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2014

Springbank prides itself on carrying out the full process from malting the grain to maturing the product. Our visit was on a Saturday when they were not working but they had prepared a full warehouse of sprouting grain. This meant that the fermenting vats, stills and intermediate vats were not in use and could be inspected. Visits at other phases of the production process may not be as good. The guide gave a very good account of how the processes were controlled. The visit to the bonded warehouse was an aroma to die for and then back at the shop for an inclusive miniature of "SPRINGFIELD".

Visited March 2014
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Best Distillery Tour”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2014 via mobile

At £10 per person, to tour 2 x distilleries, this is terrific value for money. You get a couple of tasting drams and a miniature thrown in for good measure. Our tour guide, Siobhan, was excellent, giving us an in depth knowledge into the whole history of the distillery as well as a full and easy to understand explanation of the whole intricate process of making 'Scotland's Water'. A must see for all whisky drinkers.

Visited March 2014
1 Thank Kathy M
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50 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Great visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2014

For £6.50 you are given a tour of the distillery which as changed little since it first opened. Then back to the Whisky shop for a dram of Springbank and a miniature to take home. Great value and a great tour!

Visited February 2014
1 Thank kilbride
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great indepth experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2014 via mobile

I'm not a great whiskey fan but was ready for a dram after this excellent tour! Knowledgeable tour guide, happy to answer any questions. Great tour, whiskey galore in the cask stores, loved it. Tasting session afterwards and 4 wee drams for extra, def worth it, and even a wee miniature to take home

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Campbeltown, United Kingdom
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“They know their stuff.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2013

Well done professional tour, and tasting. Hosting very personable and welcoming.
Happily recommend to others.

Visited December 2012
Thank Marlyn M
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