Springbank is the oldest independent, family owned distillery in Scotland. Legal distillation began in 1828 on the site of Archibald Mitchell’s illicit still. The Chairman is Hedley G. Wright, the great, great grandson of John Mitchell, the first legal distiller of Springbank whisky. There are a few Scottish distilleries that still malt barley but Springbank is the only distillery which malts 100% of its own barley, using the traditional floor maltings. The whole production process: malting, milling, mashing, fermentation, distillation, maturation and bottling, happens on the one site in Campbeltown. This is unique in Scotland. It is the only distillery in Scotland to have never chill-filtered, nor are artificial colourings added to any Springbank single malts.
Three malt whiskies are produced at Springbank Distillery, each with its own character. Springbank, which is 80% of production, is lightly peated and distilled two and a half times. Longrow is more heavily peated and distilled two times. Hazelburn is unpeated and distilled three times.