Campbelltown is on the Kintyre Peninsula from where, on a clear day, you can see the coast of Ireland. Campbelltown was once a major producer of single malt Scotch with 28 distilleries, however, now only three remain.
Fortunately, whiskies from two of them, Glen Scotia and Springbank, are available in South Africa.
Springbank is one of the most respected single malts in the whisky world. It has an adoring fan base, who regard the distillery with a reverence reserved for places of worship. In a very unusual step, the distillery produces three distinct styles of whisky: the classic Springbank, distilled two-and-half times; Hazelburn, a gentle unpeated triple-distilled malt; and Longrow, a double-distilled heavily peated dram.
If you spend a bit of time on the remote Mull, a hilly outcrop, you may experience three seasons in a day, so it makes sense to bring along three different styles of whisky.
Next we go to the Highlands for some sport. The Highland Games are proof that living in a country famous for whisky sometimes leads to strange activities, so put on your kilt, start blowing the bagpipes, pick up a large log and throw it as far as you can. That's called tossing the caber and is the most popular sport during the Highland Games.