Whisky of Cambletown

Every month The Exmoor White Horse Inn, famous for its ever growing 200 special whiskies and expert knowledge, will be bringing you the low down on the best whiskies from the world’s most renowned whisky regions. Starting on the Scottish coast to the highlands, central Scotland, the lowlands, Ireland and wales, then around the globe from Europe as far Japan’s oldest distillery.

This month we explore the Scottish Whisky region of Cambletown, producing whisky varieties inspired by the sea and harbor port, in which the town resides. Cambletown is one of the top five Scottish whisky regions. At the beginning of the 20th century, it was known for is distinctive single malt whisky. During the early 20th century Cambletown on the Mull of Kintyre had over 30 distilleries and described as “the whisky capital of the world” and the folk song called Cambletown Loch, I wish you were whisky. Only three distilleries still remain in production however as tastes change perhaps more will return to working order. Today Cambletown single malts are distilled in the Burgh of Cambletown, on the Kintyre peninsula.

We have some perfect winter warming whisky suggestions lined up for you this February to wash away those blues and help your look forward to spring. Gelen Scotia 1990 is a vibrant gold in colour with a smooth oily body and a sea salty palate, complemented with a sweet malty, coconut finish. For a more robust body with a strong kick of fruit, peaty nose and a smoky finish, the Langrow 10 year produced by Springbank Longgrow is a real show stopper.

If you fancy a spicier number with delicate hints of apples and pears with a finish of crisp melon and a smoky twist, the Springbank 10 yr. is perhaps a surprisingly pleasant choice, delivering a fresh yet warming treat this February.

These winter warmers are all available to try at The Exmoor White Horse Inn situated in the heart of the Exmoor National Park. Go on and treat yourself this February. Stay tuned for next month’s March Issue where we will be exploring the finest whiskies that Northern Ireland has to offer, so stay tuned.

Written by Peter