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We are delighted to announce that the Ardshiel Hotel has WON the Scottish Field Whisky Bar of the Year award ‘by a country mile’!! A huge congratulations to Flora and Marion and a big thank you to everyone who voted for them to be crowned the winner of this prestigious award. Another great achievement for Campbeltown which will no doubt attract more visitors and help to keep raising the profile of the town. Great news!!
SATURDAY 26TH OCTOBER 2013
Nightmare on Bolgam Street
Join us in The Tasting Room for Halloween with the witches cauldron and creepy crawly cocktails (wine also available for purchase on the evening)
7pm for 7.30pm
Fancy dress optional (but preferred!)
Tickets available from Cadenhead’s Whisky Shop or telephone 01586 55 1710 (ext 1)
SATURDAY 2ND NOVEMBER 2013
The Rocky Horror Picture Show themed cocktail evening in aid of CGS4GAMBIA.
7.30pm - 10pm
£20 per teapot - £5 going to CGS4GAMBIA with Springbank Distillery matching all proceeds on the night
Games and surprises on the night plus prize for the best Rocky Horror inspired costume
Book early to save disappointment at Cadenhead’s Whisky Shop or telephone 01586 55 1710 (ext 1)
For event posters visit the Explore Campbeltown Facebook page at: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Explore-Campbeltown/518063421565098?ref=tn_tnmn
The date for Springbank Open Day 2014 will be Thursday 22nd May. More information on the days events will be released in the coming months so keep an eye out on here and our Facebook page!
There are only 4 more days to crown the Ardshiel Hotel winners of the prestigious Scottish Field Whisky Bar of the Year Award.
It is a fantastic achievement to make the Top 10 as judged by a panel of whisky experts but now the final vote is down to the public. The Ardshiel is genuinely something to behold, with almost 500 different malt whiskies on display (including many rarities) at any one time and getting on for a further 500 in storage. It is a unique collection which is lovingly curated by the owners who are always on hand with expert suggestions and tasting notes to ensure that everyone from the whisky connoisseur to first-time dabbler gets the most out of their visit.
There are two ways to vote:
1) Online at www.scottishfield.co.uk/votenow or
2) By emailing your choice to email@example.com
Please pass this onto anyone else who may consider voting. They are currently sitting in 2nd position...lets get them to number 1 by the closing date this Friday!
In June this year, local Campbeltown lass Dawnne McGeachy won Scotland’s top art prize, the Jolomo Awards. This week Springbank Distillery are playing host to an art exhibition where some of Dawnne’s work will be be on display for locals and visitors to come and view.
The exhibition opened to the public last Saturday (31st August) and will be shown every day until Saturday 7th September. It will be open from 10am-12noon and 2-4pm each day with a late night viewing available from 7-9pm on Thursday 5th September.
To read more about Dawnne’s story, please follow the first link below to The Kintyre Forum where an article from The Scotsman gives a little background to Dawnne and an insight into where she gets her inspiration from.
Over the past 6 months, Springbank Distillers, the Ardshiel Hotel and Machrihanish Holiday Park have been working together with the local businesses of South Kintyre to create a website to act as an online directory in order to help us promote the fantastic goods and services on offer here in Campbeltown and the outlying areas. Listing on the website is absolutely free in order to be inclusive of every business, no matter of the size. The support from the local community has been overwhelming and we currently have over 180 businesses signed up to the project. The website is a great resource to assist you on on your stay here to Campbeltown.
On Wednesday we hosted a launch night where partners got the first look at the website and had a fantastic turn out. A massive thank you is in order to: Campbeltown Brass and members of Kintyre Songwriters Festival for providing some brilliant music on the evening, Kintyre Smokehouse, Argyll Bakeries and First Milk for providing some quality local produce for guests, Flora and Marion for providing the venue and food, Mike Russell MSP for attending and having such a positive attitude for the project and everyone involved in making the website and evening such a success!
If you haven’t checked out the website yet then please do at: www.explorecampbeltown.com. All feedback is welcome so please let us know your thoughts!
Well, the auction is over folks! After some last minute bidding yesterday just before the auction ended we can now announce that the highest bid was £2,500. A fantastic total for a very worthy cause and we would like to say a big thank you to everyone who took part in the auction.
Remember, even if you missed out on the full bottle, the Ardshiel Hotel still have some left in theirs so why not swing by for a taste? It is £25.00 a nip with all proceeds going to the CGS4Gambia group!
After 3 weeks of bidding we have been amazed by both the number and the size of bids we have received! We are excited to announce that the highest bid currently stands at a whopping £2,150.00.
Remember the auction will run until Monday 26th August so there is still time to get your bids in. If you would like to bid please do so by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Ardshiel Hotel still had a little left in their bottle so if you are visiting Campbeltown in the near future, why not drop by for a wee dram of this special whisky?
Springbank Distillery are holding a special charity auction to help raise funds for Campbeltown Grammar School’s 2014 volunteering trip to Kalagi, Gambia where they will do voluntary work in a school there.
Bids will be taken on a special sample drawn from the oldest cask at the distillery (24 years, 3 months & 9 days old!)
Auction begins Friday 12th July 2013 and ends at 5pm BST on Monday 26th August 2013
To bid, send your offer, along with your name, address and contact telephone number to:
A weekly announcement will be made to let everyone know the current highest bid, with the winning bid being announced after 5pm on August 26th.
The Explore Campbeltown website is almost up and running!
The idea is for the website to act as an ‘online directory’ of all businesses within the PA28 post code to help showcase the fantastic things we have to offer in the area.
Listing on the website is completely free and the support from local businesses so far has been fantastic. We hope that all local businesses can work together to not only promote their own business but the area as a whole. Two local camera clubs have been extremely busy taking photographs of local businesses for use on their personal websites as well as the Explore Campbeltown website and Argyll Signs have been supplying window stickers for businesses to display on their properties. Both these services have been carried out free of charge and in their spare time and have to be highly commended for their work and continuing support.
All partners are encouraged to use the website logo on every piece of packaging, paperwork and website they have. As well as ALL Springbank, Kilkerran and Cadenhead bottles and packaging now having the logo, Glen Scotia Distillery have also agreed to get on board and put the logo on their packaging which will help us to reach an even wider market worldwide. Very exciting news!
The website will be ready very soon but keep updated with the latest news via our facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/pages/Explore-Campbeltown/518063421565098