Mitchell's Glengyle Profile

When J&A Mitchell acquired the silent Glengyle distillery in 2000 it established a new subsidiary named Mitchell’s Glengyle to operate the site.

Kilkerran single malt – the name for Glengyle’s whisky – and Mitchell’s blend are both produced under its name.

Mitchell's Glengyle History

By the year 2000 Campbeltown’s Glengyle distillery had lain silent for 75 years. Its glory days as a malt whisky distillery seemed a distant dream, and a new life as a rifle range and grain store had settled in.

J&A Mitchell changed all that. The owner of Springbank and independent bottler Wm Cadenhead acquired the distillery and established Mitchell’s Glengyle as a subsidiary to operate the site.

The group, led by Mr. Hedley Wright, spent the next four years refurbishing the plant, which finally reopened in 2004. The trademark for Glengyle had passed to Bloch Bros, the distillery’s previous owner, so the distillery’s whisky was bottled under the brand name Kilkerran – the original Gaelic name for Campbeltown.

Kilkerran was first released as a 5-year-old ‘work in progress’ single malt in 2009, while the brand’s first permanent expression – a 12-year-old – was issued in 2016.


Mitchell's Glengyle Limited
9 Bolgam Street
PA28 6HZ
United Kingdom
+44 1586 555428

See also

  • Springbank Springbank Springbank Distillery & brand


    Multi-faceted Campbeltown distillery.

  • Hazelburn Hazelburn Hazelburn Brand


    The triple-distilled single malt whisky from Campbeltown’s Springbank distillery.

  • Longrow Longrow Longrow Brand


    The heavily-peated single malt brand produced at Campbeltown’s Springbank distillery.

  • William Cadenhead William Cadenhead William Cadenhead Independent bottler

    William Cadenhead

    One of the oldest independent whisky bottlers in Scotland.

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