Have you ever read ‘The Distilleries of Campbeltown: The Rise and Fall of the Whisky Capital of the World’? If the answer to that question is ‘no’; get yourself a copy. And soon! If it’s ‘yes’, you’ll recognise the name David Stirk. Not only is David the author of this book, which rests on every whisky geek’s bookshelf, he is also the founder of the Creative Whisky Company.
With a background in the industry including roles at Whisky Magazine and Cadenhead’s, David founded the company in 2005. This independent bottler might have been under the radar of the average whisky drinker; I’ll admit that, until a few years ago, I hadn’t heard of them. That changed when I started to chat to Paul McKendrick, the general manager of the company, at a Whisky Shop tasting. Incidentally, Paul used to be the manager of the Victoria Street branch of the Whisky Shop before moving to this post. Although most definitely available in the UK, he explained that a great deal of their whisky is sold in overseas markets such as Scandinavia and Asia. However, the company also values its Scottish customers very highly and so we are thrilled to say that the Creative Whisky Company will be joining us at the first Fife Whisky Festival on 10th March!
All of the Creative Whisky Company’s bottlings are single cask, naturally coloured and non-chill filtered.
Be sure to say hello to David, Paul and the Creative Whisky team and appreciate a dram from their outstanding selection.