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Glen Scotia Single Malt Scotch Whisky

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Crosshill Loch
Loch Lomond Distillery Company Ltd
+44 (0)1764 682252
(Call for visiting hours)
The Glen Scotia distillery was founded in 1832 by Stewart Galbraith under the name of Scotia Distillery. Glen Scotia is one of the last two great Campbeltown survivors the other is Springbank. The distillery is said to be haunted by Duncan MacCallum who bought the distillery in 1924. He committed suicide by drowning himself in Campbeltown Loch in 1930 after realising he had been tricked out of a large sum of money by swindlers. Although 1million was spent upgrading the distillery between 1979 and 1982 it was closed in 1984. It was reopened by Gibson International in 1989 but they then went into receivership in 1994. It was then acquired from receivership by Glen Catrine.

Glen Scotia is now owned by the Loch Lomond Distillery company through its subsidiary company Glen Catrine Bond. It was mothballed in 1994.

The good news is that recently a trial distillation was carried out at Glen Scotia using a team from the Springbank Distillery. The quality of the spirit that was produced was so impressive that the owners Glen Catrine Bond expect to be producing whisky there on a regular basis. For now the distillery is producing 3 months a year using Springbank employees. We don't think it will be producing full time in the near future but it certainly looks like Glen Scotia will still be around for a few years yet.

Glen Scotia Tasting Notes

Glen Scotia 12 Year Old Single Malt.
Colour: Amber gold.
Nose: Very spicy, peppery, hint of sherry.
Taste: The taste confirms the nose, spicy, chocolate notes, plum hints.
Finish: Warm pleasant finish..

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Glen Scotia Bottlings

Glen Scotia offer you the following choice of single malts:
  • 12 Year Old Single Malt.
  • 14 Year Old Single Malt.
  • 30 Year Old 1974 Rum Barrel.
  • You will find an excellent selection of Glen Scotia both original and independent bottlings available from top whisky shops such as The Whisky Exchange.

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