The Dis­til­leries of Camp­bel­town: The Rise and Fall of the Whisky Cap­i­tal of the World

SCOTS Heritage Magazine - - Books - By David Stirk

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.

Neil Wil­son Pub­lish­ing £14.99

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