Campbeltown is a very special place in Scotland, referred to as ‘the centre of the universe’ by some of its current residents. With an abundance of rich farmland, local barley, peat and fresh water, it was almost inevitable it would become a vital part of the history of whisky distilling.
Glen Scotia is one of the smallest Scotch whisky distilleries in Scotland but one of the big names of Campbeltown. Their lovely distillery still maintains much of its original design, including the mashtun, the stillroom and the dunnage warehouse dating from the 1830s. The last century saw turbulent times for the whisky distillers of Campbeltown, yet their legacy endures.
Rich in original features and equipment, Glen Scotia is an evocative and unique place to work, as well as visit. They work hard to maintain the distillery’s historic buildings and workings with care and pride and love showing visitors around.
To this day, they’re following in the footsteps of their founders, distilling whisky using traditional methods, carefully creating the unique Campbeltown maritime style they’ve become world famous for.
Using only malted barley sourced from the east of Scotland, the process of distilling Glen Scotia single malt Scotch whisky is known as small batch processing. The result is a fine selection of single malt whiskies that are gaining a new following worldwide..