David I.Stirk: The Distilleries of Campbeltown
The Rise And Fall Of The Whisky Capital Of The World
Campbeltown occupies a unique position in Scottish whisky history as the Victorian Whisky Capital of the World. At the end of the 19th century, more than 29 distilleries were active at the same time. Despite the importance of Campbeltown for whisky distilling in Scotland, there has never been a book dedicated to Campbeltown as a whisky town. David Stirk’s book now finally fills that glaring gap. Drawing from a wide variety of sources, he paints a vivid picture of the rise and fall of whisky distilling in Campbeltown. A big problem with writing such a book is that the sources are so scattered and fragmented, but David does a sterling job bringing them together in one place. This book will be the standard work on Campbeltown’s whisky history for many years to come; absolutely essential for anyone with an interest in Scotland’s whisky history.