Springbank Open Day - We’re well under way now, looking forward to the 20th May and hopefully a busy day with lots of happy visitors.
Masterclasses - We will have one Masterclass with Frank and one with Stuart. Frank with host a Glengyle masterclass at 11.30 am with Stuart’s at Springbank at 1.45 pm. The cost will be £5 for each class, and we have left a break between the classes so that you have time to attend both if you wish.
In the Tasting Room - There will be a Cadenhead Tasting down in the tasting room at 3.15 pm with Grant. We have timed this so that those who are doing the Masterclasses won’t miss out. Grant has promised to have a nice variety for you, there will be a Cadenhead bottling round about then, so he should have samples available. He has a Banff 32y/o at 47.1%ABV which he has promised to open. The tickets for this will cost £15. I am sure Grant will make this a very enjoyable experience.
Food from Argyll - will be here, with something to tempt your taste buds. Maureen from Eaglesome Sandwich shop will also be there with some of her Brew Dog pies, sandwiches and various other temptations.
Music will be provided for part of the day by Campbeltown Brass - an excellent band of young local people. We will also have music from Frank Rochford who plays the fiddle - another talented young local musician.
Casks - of course there will be two casks bottled on the day - one a Springbank
the other yet to be confirmed. I’m sure there will also be plenty of whisky for you to sample throughout the day.
Wood carvings - John Brown is a local man who makes wood carvings, and has used some staves from old Springbank casks to create a “wood spirit” - said to keep “bad spirits” away (I think he just made this up!!!!).
We have a new young florist in the town who has recently set up in business,
so we have asked him to come along with some of his creations.
Pottery - Simon Rochford of Campbeltown Pottery will also try to be there. Simon makes the water jugs for us, and has also produced whisky glasses with the Springbank logo.
All in all we hope that there will be plenty to keep you amused from 11.00 am until about 5.00 pm. We will try to order some sunshine for the day so that most things can be outside, all we need now are people. So come along, bring your friends, bring people who aren’t your friends, just come and enjoy yourself.
If you wish to book Masterclasses or the Cadenhead tasting please let me know so that I can book a place for you.
We have chartered a boat for the day from Kintyre Express, which goes from Troon to Campbeltown, and have six places available. So here’s the deal......we will have a competition and the prize will be a free trip from Troon to Campbeltown and back, the first six correct answers will be the winners. Can you get yourself to Troon for 9.00 am on 20th May? Interested? The competition will be posted on the Forum, so to enter you must go into the Forum, also your answer must be posted on the Forum for you to be eligible.