WEDNESDAY 22ND MAY
Springbank Society Tasting in The Tasting Room at Cadenhead Whisky Shop
As a special treat for Springbank Society Members we are holding an exclusive tasting for them to take part in. At the tasting Members will have the chance to chose the cask which will be used for the next Society bottling. There will be up to 5 to sample with the most popular being the one bottled this Summer. (FULLY BOOKED)
The Kiln Dinner at Springbank Distillery
Join us on Wednesday evening for the most exclusive and unique event in our history.
The evening will begin with an opening reception featuring Springbank 21 year old, fine champagne and a delicious selection of local produce canapés followed by a 3 course meal with wine to complement each dish inside our century old candlelit Kiln. Coffee, oatcakes and our famous Mull of Kintyre Cheese board will be served afterwards along with a sample of our smoky Longrow whisky which was hand drawn straight from the cask earlier in the evening specially for you. Each guest will then be presented with their very own exclusive and rare bottle of Longrow drawn straight from the cask on the night. Directors, management and staff of Springbank will be present to answer questions or just for a chat!
Cost is £350 per person and spaces are limited to 40 places.
To book or enquire for more information please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
THURSDAY 23RD MAY - The Main Event!
The day will kick off at 11am at Springbank Distillery
During the course of the day the festivities will include:
4 Masterclasses as follows:
11.30am - Frank McHardy & Gavin McLachlan - Taste some of Springbank’s finest hand drawn cask samples of from our very own Director of Production and Distillery Manager (NOW FULLY BOOKED!)
13.15pm - Jenny Karlsson - Come and listen to the story of the rebuilding of Glengyle Distillery by the people who did it, while enjoying some of its glorious whiskies
14.45pm - Grant McPherson & Mark Watt - Sample some of the best Cadenhead’s whiskies - including some rare and exciting cask samples that will be bottled over the next year
16.30pm - Ranald Watson - New and unreleased - taste some recently bottled and still to come whiskies from the Springbank range.
All masterclasses cost £25.00 each and include a ‘Springbank Open Day’ Glencairn Glass
* Two specially chosen Open Day bottlings straight from the cask on the day *
* A range of Craft Stalls selling Kintyre made products including Anne Stewart Knitwear, Eric Norman Wood Turner, Kintyre Candles, Kintyre Design, Kintyre Lampwork, Kintyre Preserves, Scottish Tablet, Sian Jewellery, The Bathtime Cafe & Wee Toon Carver *
* Quality food from Campbeltown Kitchen, Ifferdale Lamb, McMillan Smokehouse & Mull of Kintyre Cheddar *
* Fyne Ales - Brewers of Fine, Award Winning Beers and Ales *
* A selection of drams in the Warehouse Whisky Bar - £5 for 5 drams *
* Music from local musicians *
* Free distillery tours at set times during the day *
* Activities and games for all the family to get involved in *
* Photo Exhibition from Campbeltown Camera Club *
In the evening from 6pm:
* Dance the night away with the sounds of retro soul, rock, funk and blues band Cabin Fever *
* Enjoy lots of laughs while sipping a few whiskies from Whisky Comedian Alan Anderson * (Tickets available for purchase on the day)
* Entertainment from Footnotes Dancers *
* Drinks tent selling Whisky, Gin, Rum and Fyne Ales *
* BBQ *
For any queries or to book for any of the masterclasses please contact email@example.com or telephone 01586 55 5482
FRIDAY 24TH MAY
Springbank Society Open Golf Competition at Machrihanish Golf Club.
Tee off times between 8.45am and 9.45am.
Teams of 4, but if you are a single applicant we will allocate you a spot. Format better ball with full handicap allowance (Maximum 36)
Entry fee for non Machrihanish Golf Club Members is £32.50 and Machrihanish Club Members is £10.00.
Add in a breakfast roll with coffee and lunch for £16 with prize giving following lunch.
To book please email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone Janet on 01586 555492
Together with local businesses we are setting up a one stop website for your visit to Campbeltown! The aim of the website is to create an online directory of all local businesses to help showcase all of the wonderful goods and services we have here. We hope this will encourage more people to visit this beautiful part of the world and also help to assist people while they are here. The directory will simply be a well-designed, easy to use website, with a listing for each business including their phone number and a link to their own website. While we get “www.explorecampbeltown.com” up and running why not like the Facebook page to keep up to date with what's going on!
Springbank Distillers has joined forces with independent whisky vlogger extraordinaire Ralfy and Scotch Whisky Auctions to put forward a unique bottle to be auctioned to raise money for local primary school children.
The specially-labelled bottle of Springbank, which is 17 years old and comes from a port cask, has been signed by Distillery Manager Gavin McLachlan and is accompanied by a 20cl "tasting sample" and a coveted, individually-numbered, Springbank local barley canvas print which has been signed by Springbank's production team.
It is being auctioned by Scotch Whisky Auctions, who have waived their usual fees, and promoted jointly by ralfy.com and Springbank.
The money raised will be donated to Campbeltown's Dalintober Primary School, who will use it to develop and equip their school allotments. The allotments are tended and maintained by the pupils themselves, growing fresh vegetables for use in the school kitchen. In addition to providing a good supply of produce for the school, the allotments also encourage pupils to take pride in their work and provide a fresh-air activity for them to enjoy.
Ralfy commented: "ralfy.com has become established in only three years as one of the most prominent, eccentric and original whisky sites on the internet pioneering the dysfunctional but entertaining Vlog (Video Blog) format to opine, educate and simply share experienced whisky-stuff/reviews with anyone who is interested in Scotch Whisky.
"After very successful partnerships with Bladnoch Distillery in 2010 and Benromach Distillery in 2011, the theme of a partnership bottling for a specific distillery-local good cause continues here in 2012 with that most iconic craft Scotch Malt Distillery which we know as Springbank.
"Springbank have donated a one-off hand-prepared and dated, manager-signed bottle of cask strength 17yo port matured single malt whisky along with a 20cl sampler and quality canvas limited edition staff-signed old-labelling poster. The bottle is the only one of its kind stating on the label '1 of 1' and as such is outstandingly unique for any distillery to release."
Ralfy is adding to this package with a memory stick All-Vlog collection of videos relating to the auction along with a private Vlog for the fortunate buyer, plus handwritten tasting notes, a hand-made whisky dropper, and a yet-to-be-declared special addition!
The Scottish-based on-line Auctioneers scotchwhiskyauctions.com are, for a second year, presenting the auction free of buyer's commission and continue to enjoy a growing reputation as one of the internet's best sources for rare and valuable whiskies.
Ralfy added: "Show us your bids Malt-mates and lets raise all we can for Dalintober Primary School children. The school are using the produce grown on the allotment in the school canteen and any excess is then sold to staff and parents.
"This project needs funds for a tool shed, assorted tools, seeds, fertilisers and protective clothing. Thanks for looking at this auction lot."
The auction will go live this Friday, November 23rd, at www.scotchwhiskyauctions.com.
Melanie Stanger, Springbank's Sales & Marketing Executive, is pictured with Ralfy and the special bottle at the recent Glasgow Whisky Festival.
The Tasting Room at Cadenhead's Whisky Shop, Campbeltown is hosting a St Andrew's night on 1st December 2012. Why don't you join us for what should be a great night.
St Andrews Night
Dinner &Whisky Tasting
3 course dinner with a taste of 6 whiskies
(Wine also available to purchase)
Saturday 1st December 2012
7pm for 7.30pm
Tickets available from Cadenhead Whisky Shop
telephone 01586 55 1710 (Ext 1)
The Whisky School places are beginning to fill up, with terms one, four and five already fully booked. We still have some places on each of the other terms - the first term begins 6th May and the last term begins 8th July 2013. We have not increased the fees - for the second year running - so if you would like to join us don't leave it too long to book!! To obtain a registration form or for further information regarding the Whisky School please email to: email@example.com or telephone 01586 555492 or 01586 552009
Springbank Distillers Ltd is delighted to announce the details of our new distribution agreement in the United States of America.
Pacific Edge Wine & Spirits has been appointed our exclusive importer in the US and on June 1st will be commencing the distribution of Springbank Distillers’ iconic single malt whiskies Springbank, Longrow, Hazelburn and Kilkerran. They will also act for our sister company William Cadenhead Ltd’s ever-popular Old Raj Gin.
Calling on our 184 years of experience as whisky producer, Springbank Distillers is sure that Pacific Edge is the right partner for our brands and we look forward to working with them to maintain our sales in the market. We do not anticipate there being problems with supply in any State.
Pacific Edge have already been granted label approvals so it will be worth looking out for limited edition “white label” releases of the core Springbank range commemorating the appointment of Pacific Edge, who will also be the first company to bring the revamped and repackaged Longrow range to the market in late summer 2012.
Pacific Edge can be contacted as follows:
Joel Beth: firstname.lastname@example.org
Rich Trachtenberg: email@example.com
Open Day Thursday 24th May 2012 - Official opening 11 AM
Open bottling from 2 single casks
Springbank Masterclasses with Frank McHardy & Gavin McLachlan £20 (including glass)
Glengyle Maturation Masterclass with Ranald Watson £20 (including glass)
Springbank Tasting & Food Pairing in the Tasting Room with Jenny Karlsson £25 (Nips & Nibs & glass)
Cadenhead Tasting in the Tasting Room with Grant Macpherson £20 (including glass)
Tastings in the Warehouse £5 for 5
Free Tours - at arranged times during the day
Farmers Market with Food from Argyll
Tasty Treats from Auntie Mo
Seafood by McMillan Smokehouse
Craft Stalls including:
John Brown Wood Carving, Kintyre Candles, Kintyre Lampwork, Gigha’s Natural skincare, Kintyre Design
Loch Fyne Ales
Music by Local Artistes
From 6.00 pm :
BBQ, Spooks tour, Live music, bar in the marquee
For more information and to book Masterclasses or Cadenhead tasting telephone +44 (0) 1586 555494 or e mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Due to technical issues with the website if you wish to place online orders we would ask you to telephone our whisky shop - Cadenhead Whisky Shop, Campbeltown on 01586 551710 option 1. We apologise for any inconvenience
SPRINGBANK WHISKY SCHOOL 2012
The dates for the next Springbank Whisky School have now been set.
Next year the Springbank Whisky School will run for 10 weeks, in terms of one week each, from week commencing 16th April with the final term being week commencing 18th June
If you would like a registration form and further information please contact email@example.com
for Springbank Whisky
This year's festival runs from 18th - 21st August and is set to be a fabulous week end with music and entertainment galore.
Mitchell's Glengyle is once again happy to sponsor the Dalriada Connections Concert on Sunday 21st in the Heritage Centre.
For more info on what's happening where and to buy tickets go to www.ticketweb.co.uk or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.mokfest.com You can either telephone 08444 771 000 or the Tourist Inf Office on 01586 552056