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It is thought that whisky and the art of making it was brought to the Campbeltown
area of Kintyre by the Celts from Antrim before the end of the sixth century and
that it was later spread to other areas of Scotland.
There has been as many as 32 distilleries in Campbeltown Area when these Malts were
in great demand for Blending.
Economic depression and a failer to maintain standards led to mass closures in the
In the heyday of Campleltown Distilling it was said that a skipper could find his
way into harbour in a thick fog by the bouquet of the stills.
As a tribute to the distilleries of Campbeltown, In 1985 Eaglesome Ltd. of Campbeltown
bottled 24 miniatures in memory of those days gone by. All bottles are tall round
40%vol with a 12 year old Vatted Malt Whisky, and were priced at £2.75p.