The Glengyle Distillery in Campbeltown was originally founded in 1872 and closed in 1925 as a result of the post-World War I recession. In 2000 the owners of the Springbank distillery founded Mitchell’s Glengyle Ltd. The old distillery was completely renovated and equipped with new plants. The stills come from the Ben Wyvis distillery. Glengyle has been producing whiskey again since 2004 and is the first new distillery to open in Campbeltown in 125 years. Since the name “Glengyle” may not be used for the whisky produced, it is bottled under the name Kilkerran, derived from “Ceann Loch Cille Chiarain”, the Gaelic name of the first settlement on the Kintyre peninsula.