The original Glengyle Distillery produced whiskey between 1872 and 1925 but in 2004, after 79 years of non-production, the distillery was reinstated by Mitchell's Glengyle Ltd. This has secured Campbeltown's status as a whiskey region.
The name Kilkerran derives from the Gaelic "Ceann Loch Cille Chiarain", which is the name of the original settlement where Saint Kieran had his religious cell and Campbeltown now stands. Glengyle now produce a range of Kilkerran Single Malt whiskies, all natural in color and non-chill filtered. All of our whiskeys feature the signature Campbeltown drams; rich, complex and perfectly balanced.
Our core range includes our signature Kilkerran 12yo, the popular 8yo Cask Strength and the new Kilkerran 16yo.
Each stage of the production takes place in Campbeltown. Crosshill Loch, located on a plateau in Beinn Ghuilean, supplies fresh water to the distillery. Our barley is traditionally floor malted at our sister Springbank distillery, then transferred a short distance to Glengyle. All of our whiskey is aged and bottled in Campbeltown. Our award-winning single malt is produced in very limited quantities, as we are only in production for 3 months of the year, filling around 650 casks a year.