Alba Whisky

Kilkerran — Campbeltown Single Malt Scotch Whisky

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Kilkerran Single Malt is 100% made in Campbeltown, Scotland, complete from barley to bottle.

The name Kilkerran is derived from the Gaelic ‘Ceann Loch Cille Chiarain’ meaning "the Head of the Loch of the Church of Kerran” and was the original name of the settlement where Campbeltown now stands.

Distilled at Mitchell’s Glengyle Distillery, the story of Kilkerran Single Malt Scotch Whisky is a long and colourful one, which begins with a man named William Mitchell…

Mitchell’s Glengyle Distillery was founded by William Mitchell in 1872, and like the majority of Campbeltown distilleries, Glengyle suffered greatly during the economic downturn at the beginning of the 20th century. After this hardship, the distillery bought by West Highland Malt Distilleries Ltd in 1919 then sold again in 1924 for the princely sum of £300, before production finally ceased altogether in 1925. The entire spirit stock from the Glengyle Distillery was auctioned off on the 8th of April that same year.

Despite no longer being used for the production of spirit, the distillery buildings remained in relatively constant and greatly varied use, right up to modern days. In the 1920’s the buildings housed the Campbeltown Miniature Rifle Club and later the buildings were used as the headquarters of an agricultural company—and so it remained the best preserved of all the former Campbeltown distilleries.

In November 2000, some 75 years after Glengyle had last produced spirit, it was announced that the buildings would return to the Mitchell family—and also return to their original use—under the stewardship of Mitchell’s Glengyle Ltd, headed by Mr Hedley Wright, chairman of J&A Mitchell and Co Ltd, and great-great nephew of the original founder of Glengyle, William Mitchell.

Mitchell’s Glengyle Ltd are very proud to be continuing and adding to the great Campbeltown distilling tradition. The choice of name Kilkkeran also follows the naming traditions of Campbeltown malts, as it was unusual for the old Campbeltown distilleries to be called after a Glen, a custom more usually associated with the Speyside region.

The Legal Bit:

Alba Whisky is a trading name of Caledonia Distribution Pty Ltd
A.B.N. 93160645474
Liquor Licence: 36137562


Under the Liquor Control Reform Act 1998 it is an offence;
• To supply alcohol to a person under the age of 18 years (Penalty exceeds $17,000)
• For a person under the age of 18 years to purchase or receive liquor (Penalty exceeds $700)