The Springbank Whisky School offers whisky enthusiasts the unique opportunity to experience traditional distilling methods first hand.
During the summer months, our whisky school students will work under the expert supervision of our production team for a period of 5 days at Springbank Distillery.
As we are the only Scottish distillery to undertake 100% of whisky production on one site, you’ll participate in each and every step of the process, being hands on in everything from floor malting and distilling, to filling casks and bottling the finished product. There truly is no better experience for whisky lovers who are keen to learn the process of making Scotland’s famous liquid.
During your week with us, you’ll also be joined by whisky legend and Head Master Frank McHardy, who has over 50 years experience in the whisky industry. He will offer you expert tuition to prepare you for a test you will sit the end of the week, which will be followed by a presentation and buffet lunch on the Friday afternoon.
Accommodation will be provided in the local area, as well as a light lunch every day in our Tasting Room. The cost per person, inclusive of the Springbank Whisky School programme, accommodation, one item of Springbank work wear and lunch for 5 days, is £1200.
In 2017 our Springbank Whisky School will take place weekly, Monday through to Friday, from Monday 15th May until week commencing Monday 3rd July. Furthermore, both the 2017 and 2018 blocks are now fully booked but if you would like to register your interest for 2019, please complete our online enquiry form. You will then be placed on our mailing list and a member of our team will be in touch with futher details in due course.
Please note: Those participating require a certain level of fitness as some aspects entail physical activity. Should you have any health issues, or are pregnant, please advise us so that you are not asked to undertake any activity that may be harmful to you. Springbank is a working distillery and as such would be unsuitable for anyone who has underlying health problem that would prevent them from carrying out physical activity. Travel to and from Campbeltown is not included in the cost.