Campbeltown. The very name of the region breeds confusion, history, sadness, happiness, and even a little bit of horniness for various whisky fans.
A lot of us have only had a handful of drams from there. When asked to explain an Islay, we can. When asked to explain a Speyside, we can. But a Campbeltown? Better ask us about Indian and Japanese whisky, because we can explain those a little easier in more general terms.
I personally have always been fascinated by the region. As such, I’ve tried to review as many as I can get my hands on. Most of them come from Springbank owned or invested in distilleries.
So when I noticed that I had two samples from Hazelburn sitting on the shelf, it seemed silly to let them rest there any longer.
Hazelburn itself isn’t a separate distillery. They…
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