WHISKY FROM THE WHISKIEST PLACE IN THE WORLD. Campbeltown may be the smallest whisky region, but it’s certainly the whiskiest. For there was a time when whisky virtually coursed through the streets of the town… with a distillery on every corner, nigh on every inhabitant involved in its creation and boats queuing in the port to carry off casks.
That’s why we say Glen Scotia is whisky from the whiskiest place in the world.
Glen Scotia is one of the smallest Scotch whisky distilleries in Scotland but one of the big names of Campbeltown. Our 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 our legacy endures.
Rich in original features and equipment, Glen Scotia is an evocative and unique place to work, as well as visit. We work hard to maintain the distillery’s historic buildings and workings with care and pride and love showing visitors around.
To this day, we’re following in the footsteps of our founders, distilling whisky using traditional methods, carefully creating the unique Campbeltown maritime style we’ve become world famous for.
But we make more than whisky at Glen Scotia. In the courtyard you’ll find two hives, where our resident bees create their delicious honey.
Glen Scotia has always produced two styles of whisky – peated and non peated. Typically our peated whisky is made over a period of 6 weeks per year.
Over the years the quality of our whisky has grown, with longer fermentation and vatting of the malted barley, as well as a slower and more careful distillation. But overall the process has remained the same. Although we no longer malt our own barley, we buy in Scottish malted barley to our exact specification in order to maintain the true Glen Scotia character through our distilling process.