and Loch Lomond distilleries to feature
on Amazon Prime show 'The Three
Drinkers' as they go behind the scenes
at the distilleries in Campbeltown and
The Amazon Prime show 'The Three Drinkers' is set to return to screens with a
second series in December. The show which is hailed as the "Top Gear of drinks"
will once again see spirits experts - known as the Three Drinkers - Helena
Nicklin, Aidy Smith and Colin Hampden-White travel around Scotland, visiting new
and historic distilleries alike and of course bringing more of their special
charm and boozy banter.
In a upcoming episode of the new series the show, which is viewed in over 160
countries worldwide, will be featuring one of Campbeltown’s last three remaining
distilleries, Glen Scotia, and Loch Lomond Whiskies, The Spirit Of The Open.
Colin Matthews, CEO of Loch Lomond Group, which owns Glen Scotia and Loch Lomond
Whiskies, said: "Since becoming a sponsor of The Open Loch Lomond Whiskies is
now being recognised worldwide and it’s fantastic to have the opportunity to put
Glen Scotia on the global map as part of The Three Drinkers series. It might be
the smallest malt producing region, but Campbeltown is packed with history and
the contribution it’s made to Scotland’s whisky scene is very special.
"With our Loch Lomond distillery closed to the public this will also be a unique
chance for whisky fans to get a glimpse behind the scenes and gain greater
insight into our innovative techniques and craftsmanship.
"It’s an honour to host Helena, Aidy and Colin at our award-winning distilleries
and we are very much looking forward to seeing Glen Scotia and Loch Lomond on
Glen Scotia distillery was founded in Campbeltown in 1832 and is one of only
three surviving distilleries located there today. During the Victorian era,
Campbeltown, which lies at the southern tip of the Kintyre peninsula in Argyll
and is the most remote mainland town in Scotland, was once home to over 30
To raise awareness of the importance of the region to Scotland’s whisky
heritage, Glen Scotia distillery has been campaigning for Campbeltown to be
recognised the "whiskiest place in the world." In July 2019, a parliamentary
motion on the issue lodged at Westminster received cross party support.
The award-winning Loch Lomond distillery was founded in 1814 and can trace its
roots back to the Littlemill distillery, which was established in 1772 and is
the oldest licensed distillery in the world. Its current malt and grain
distilleries, in Alexandria, Dunbartonshire close to the banks of Loch Lomond,
were commissioned in 1964 with first distillation in 1966. In addition to
incorporating ground-breaking straight-necked pot stills the distillery
maintains an onsite cooperage – one of only four in Scotland to do so.
Last year, Loch Lomond Whiskies entered a prestigious, five-year partnership
with The Open, golf’s original championship. The partnership with The R&A
includes support of the AIG Women’s British Open and showcases the full range of
Loch Lomond Whiskies on a global scale.
Helena Nicklin said: "We’ve been blown away by how well the series has done in
such a short time.
"We’re looking forward to playing up the fun side of our travels with more
experimentation with food and drink, eerie ghost stories, ridiculous challenges
and all the weird and wonderful tidbits people never knew about Scotland and
The Three Drinkers show is exclusive to
Amazon Prime so if you wish to view the new series come December when it airs
you will need to be a member of Amazon Prime
and if you didn't catch the first series
of The Three Drinkers Do Scotch Whisky it is still available to view on Amazon
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