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Glen Scotia Scotch Whisky Distillery History
Founded in 1832 by Stewart Galbraith under the name of Scotia Distillery Glen Scotia as it now known, was one of the last two surviving Campbeltown distilleries during the 1925-2000 period. A Third distillery Glengyle went in to production in 2003, calling its whisky Killkerran,
In 1919 West Highland Malt Distilleries Ltd purchased the distillery
The distillery is reported to be haunted by a previous owner; Duncan MacCallum who bought the distillery in 1924.evidently he committed suicide by drowning himself in Campbeltown Loch in 1930 after discovering swindlers had tricked him out of a large sum of money.
1954 saw the distillery acquired by Hiram Walker who in 1955 sold it on to A. Gillies & Co which became part of Amalgamated Distilled Products Ltd in 1970
Between 1979 and 1982. £1million was spent upgrading the distillery however it was closed in 1984 It was reopened by Gibson International in 1989 however they then went into receivership later that year.
The distillery was acquired from receivership in 1994 by Glen Catrine and mothballed until 1996 when some distillation restarted.
Glen Scotia is now owned by the Loch Lomond Distillery Company through its subsidiary company Glen Catrine.
Glen Scotia Single Malt Scotch Distillery Bottlings
10 year old
12 year old
16 year old
18 year old
21 year old
Glen Scotia Single Malt Scotch Old Distillery Bottlings.
Glen Scotia Heavily peated
Glen Scotia aged over 5 years
Glen Scotia 12 Year Old Old Style
Glen Scotia 14 Year Old
Glen Scotia 17 Year Old
Glen Scotia 1973 (26 Years Old)
Glen Scotia Single Casks- 1999- No518, No78, No337, No 78 No404 No511
Glen Scotia Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Berrys Own Selection
Chieftain’s (Ian Macleod),
Duncan Taylor Collection
Kingsbury (Japan Import System)
MacPhails Collection (Gordon & MacPhail)
Mission Range (Murray McDavid)
Old malt Cask (Douglas Laing)
Glen Scotia Single Malt Whisky 16 year old 50% 70cl
Old Malt Cask bottled by Douglas Laing & Co Ltd.
257 bottles in total charged from a refill Hogshead Cask Ref; 4436.
Distilled in March 1992 and bottled in June 2008.
Tasting Notes :
Nose; Clean with autumnal fruit, gristiness and light peat.
Palate; Carries dried hay, herbal sweetness and a salty dryness.
Finish; The sweetness of green malt, short but pleasant. (F&J)
Glen Scotia Distillery
12 High street Campbeltown Argyll PA28 6DS
No Visitor Facilities
Nose: Heavy. Spicy, smoky, oaky, malty, vanilla, salty.
Palate: Medium to full bodied. Smoky, spicy and fruity.
Finish: Long and rounded. Smoky.
Founded in 1832 by Stewart Galbraith
Water Source from wells below the distillery
Glen Scotia Distilling Equipment
Stainless steel mash tun
6 Stainless steel washbacks
2 swan necked pot stills
Matured in American bourbon oak and European sherry casks