Latest update: April 27th 2015
GLENGYLE DISTILLERY PICTURES
Revisiting Glengyle just before the Scottish referendum on independence. The opinion of the Mitchell family on this seems quite clear.
GLENGYLE DISTILLERY 2011
The pictures in the slide show at the left, were taken by Frans Brouwer – The Whisky Friend, and his travelling companion Hennie van Staden. The pictures are used with kind permission from him.
Arriving in Campbeltown, one of the first things you notice is the sign for Kilkerran single malt. This means that you are looking at the Glengyle distillery, as the name Glengyle is already used for a blended malt, the owners decided to go for the name Kilkerran for the whisky.
The distillery is owned by J. & A. Mitchell & Co., who also own Springbank distillery. When visiting the Springbank distillery, I was also granted a look into the Glengyle distillery. The distillery only run a few weeks per year, and is then manned by the personnel from the Springbank distillery. This means that the only people in the building at the time were my guide and me. A strange situation that I have never been in before, but non the less impressive. The stills and receiver were bought out of the Ben Wyvis distillery heritage, all the other equipment is brand new.