Glen Scotia Distillery
Glen Scotia is one of the smallest distilleries in Scotland and it retains much of its original buildings including still room and dunnage warehouse. The majority of Glen Scotia’s output is unpeated but for around 6 weeks of the year, Glen Scotia produces peated whisky. It has had various owners throughout the years and it is now owned by the Loch Lomond Group.
Glen Scotia was established in 1832 and is a Campbeltown region distillery. Campbeltown in its heyday had more than 25 whisky distilleries and was known as the Victorian Whisky Capital of the World. Now there are only three. The distillery style has a strong coastal influence and oily, fruity nature. Glen Scotia distillery produces a variety of expressions including Victoriana reflecting the history of Campbeltown which is bottled in green glass at cask strength.
The nearby harbour brought in barley supplementing what was grown on nearby farms and there was a plentiful supply of peat as well as a skilled workforce.
Glen Scotia Distillery Tours
Glen Scotia Distillery is currently closed due to the Covid-19 situation. Prior to Covid-19 there were a number of distillery tours available. The Distillery Tour takes in the distillation process followed by a dram of Double Cask single malt whisky. Duration 1 hour. Other options include a Dunnage Warehouse Experience. Duration 1.5 to 2 hours. A tasting of five whiskies.
Glen Scotia is an integral part of the Campbeltown Malts Festival along with Mitchell’s-Glengyle and Springbank. Due to the Covid-19 situation the distillery went online with an number of tastings and distillery tour.