Springbank distillery is the oldestindependent, family-owned distillery inScotland. Legal distillation began in 1828.The chairman is Hedley Wright, the great,great grandson of John Mitchell, the firstlegal distiller of Springbank whisky.There are a few Scottish distilleries thatstill malt their own barley but Springbank isthe only distillery which malts 100% of itsown barley, using the traditional floormaltings. The whole production process:malting, milling, mashing, fermentation,distillation, maturation and bottling,happens on the one site in Campbeltown.This is unique in Scotland.Three malt whiskies are produced atSpringbank distillery, each with its owncharacter. Springbank which is 80% ofproduction, is lightly peated and distilledtwo and a half times. Longrow is moreheavily peated and distilled two times.Hazelburn is unpeated and distilled threetimes.