The Distilleries of Campbeltown: The Rise and Fall of the Whisky Capital of the World
Campbeltown, Argyle and Bute, once whisky capital of the world, had 29 simultaneously operational distilleries in 1835. The town that had once relied on herring fishery became a powerhouse following the legalisation of distilling in the 1920s, when many illicit distillers became legally operating businesses. Campbeltown’s industry declined when the blending trade rose to prominence in the 1860s. With the use of photographs, correspondences, and documents, Stirk details the establishment and decline of the world famous whisky industry in Campbeltown.
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