26 April 2019
21 August 2018
Springbank Distillery is located in Campbeltown, once Scotland’s whisky capital with 34 distilleries having been established there. Springbank was established in 1828 on the site of an earlier illicit still. Having been in the hands of the Mitchell family for five generations, Springbank is Scotland’s oldest independent, family-owned distillery. It is also the only one to carry out all stages of production – from malting the barley to final bottling – in house on a single site.
The distillery produces three distinct single malts: Springbank, a lightly peated malt produced since 1828; Longrow, a heavily peated, smoky, Islay-style whisky produced since 1973; and Hazelburn, a subtle, non-peated variety produced since 1997.
19 August 2018
The Scotch Whisky Experience opened in 1988 as The Scotch Whisky Heritage Centre in a joint venture by 19 different Scotch whisky companies. The visitor attraction changed its name to the present one in 2006 and in 2008 it became home to the Diageo Claive Vidiz Whisky Collection – a collection of over 3,000 bottles built up over 35 years by Brazilian whisky enthusiast Claive Vidiz. The centre offers tours and whisky tutoring and features a shop and the Amber Restaurant & Whisky Bar.
15 February 2018
The Philharmonic Dining Rooms is a pub and restaurant located diagonally opposite Liverpool Philharmonic Hall. Designed by Welsh-born public-house architect Walter William Thomas (1849-1912) for Irish-born local brewer Robert Cain (1826-1907), ‘The Phil’ was built in 1898 as a gentleman’s club. Renowned for its ornate interior decoration, the Grade II* listed building is now part of the Nicholson’s chain of hostelries.