If you didn’t get the memo, Springbank’s other distillery—the resurrected Glengyle facility (located right next door)—just released it’s very first age-stated whisky: the Kilkerran 12 year old! If you’ve ever wondered why they just don’t call the whisky “Glengyle” it’s because the brand name legally belongs to the nearby Loch Lomand group who own the trademark. Therefore: KILKERRAN!
To celebrate this tremendous achievement you can join us at Donato next week for a meet and greet tasting event with Springbank’s manager Ranald Watson! We only have room for twenty five people (as we want to make this an intimate affair) and we’ll not only have the new Kilkerran 12 year old, but also a selection of rare Springbank single casks as well as plenty of finger foods. I’m not talking about some dainty little ten year old cask offering either, but rather the 19 year old cask strength sherry butt editions that run nearly $300 a pop. You can taste all these and eat delicious Donato appetizers for only $25. We’ll be meeting in the front room at 7 PM next Wednesday! 25 spots available.
Kilkerran 12 Year Launch Party w/Ranald Watson @ Donato - Oct 12th, 7 PM - $25 (plus tax) – Be there or be square!
If you can’t make the launch party, but still want to get a bottle of the delicious new 12 year old release, we’ve got you covered:
Kilkerran 12 Year Single Malt Whisky $64.99 - When the doors opened at the Mitchell's Glengyle Distillery in March of 2004, it became the first new distillery to open in Campbeltown in more than 125 years. Campbeltown, once the center of whisky production for Scotland, had been hit hard over the last century and had dwindled down to two distilleries - Springbank and Glen Scotia. When the SWA threatened to take away the Campeltown appellation, Springbank was told a region needed at least three distilleries to consider itself a specific locale. The decision was then made to reopen the long-dormant Glengyle distillery located immediately next door to Springbank.