Glen Scotia is one of the finest scotch whisky distilleries in Scotland.
The distillery retains much of its original design, including the fermenters, the
stillroom and the dunnage warehouse dating from the 1830s.
Glen Scotia produces two styles of whisky; peated and non-peated. Typically the peated whisky is produced over a period of 6 weeks, once per year. These two styles are a key feature of the distillery character and will be into the future—they are characteristics of the Campbeltown style which Glen Scotia is known for.
Over the years the quality of Glen Scotia whisky has improved with longer fermentation and vatting of the malted barley as well as a slower and more careful distillation. Though overall the process remains the same as it always was.
Situated towards the southern end of the Mull of Kintyre, Campbeltown is an isolated, distinctive place. The whisky produced here is special too—so much so that it’s classified as a separate region, “Campbeltown”, quite apart from the Highland, Speyside, Lowland and Islay whiskies which are perhaps better known today.
Thought the centuries, the Campbeltown region with its excellent water supply, easy access to peat and grain, has been home to many distilleries—by 1851, little Campbeltown had 28 distilleries, and proudly proclaimed itself ‘the whisky capital of the world’.
Today only three distilleries remain—of which, Glen Scotia, is one of the finest in Scotland.