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Glen Scotia Campbeltown Festival Dunnage Tasting Box

4th June 2020
The Glen Scotia dunnage tasting is usually a highlight for attendees at the annual Campbeltown Festival but due to Covid-19 the distillery has made a Glen Scotia dunnage tasting box available to whisky fans to sample at home.

Glen Scotia Dunnage Tasting Box

Following the cancellation of the Campbeltown Malts Festival 2020 which had been scheduled to run from 19-21 May 2020, the Glen Scotia Distillery hosted a virtual festival which brought its programme of events online for the first time. It appears that the Glen Scotia virtual festival was a huge success after attracting over 8,000 visitors from all around the world.

As part of the programme the distillery made its famous dunnage whisky tasting, which for many is the pinnacle of their Campbeltown Malt Festival experience, available for those outside the distillery for the very first time.

The theme for the 2020 dunnage whisky tasting was The Casks of Campbeltown, which featured whiskies matured in casks from the town, and investigated the influence they have on the modern Campbeltown style.

Only a limited number of dunnage tasting packs were released ahead of the festival, each containing five 25 ml samples along with password access to a specially created tasting video hosted by Iain McAlister.

For those of you here in the UK who may have wanted to take part in the dunnage whisky tasting there is some good news, you can still, albeit a little later than the festival was scheduled, get a hold of a dunnage whisky tasting box, plus there is a further 1800 tasting boxes which will be distributed to markets around the world.

In the UK, the Glen Scotia Dunnage Tasting Box is available to order from Dram Team priced at £55.99 (including postage).

The five samples will include:

  • Glen Scotia Victoriana - 54.2% ABV
  • Glen Scotia Cask No. 810 2005 - First Fill bourbon 60.1% ABV
  • Glen Scotia Cask No. 486 2002 - Refill Sherry Hogshead 48.8% ABV
  • Glen Scotia Cask No. 2/359 2009 - First Fill Bordeaux Red Wine 57.1% ABV
  • Glen Scotia Cask No. 6/413 2005 - First Fill Tawny Port Hogshead 57.4% ABV

Iain McAlister, Master Distiller at Glen Scotia, said: “We’ve been absolutely thrilled by the response we had to the Glen Scotia Virtual Malts Festival. We saw over 8,000 people join us from all over the world including Europe, North America, South America, Africa, the Middle East, Asia and Australasia – wildly exceeding our expectations!

"We’re now considering making some elements of the festival permanently ‘virtual’ going forward. We know Campbeltown isn’t the easiest place in the world to get to so this will be a great way to allow our global whisky fans the chance to be a part of the celebrations in future years.

"The dunnage tasting is one of my favourite events in the Campbeltown Malts Festival schedule and we’re excited to be able to provide those who had hoped to join us in person, and perhaps quite a few who usually wouldn’t have had the chance, the opportunity to take part in our special dunnage tasting."

You will find the current Glen Scotia core range of whiskies available from specialist online whisky retailers such as The Whisky Exchange, The Whisky Shop and Master of Malt

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