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Glen Scotia Grand Tour

26th February 2018
Get a taste of Campbeltown at the Glen Scotia Grand Tour which kicks off in London next month.

Glen Scotia The Grand Tour At The Wine Pantry London

Glen Scotia Distillery is about to set off on a tour which will enable whisky fans around the world to experience the essence of Campbeltown - Scotland’s smallest Scotch-producing region.

The Glen Scotia Grand Tour is set to kick off on Thursday 15th to Saturday 17th March 2018 at the Wine Pantry in Borough Market, London. The tour will then be rolled out internationally to other countries including the US, places and dates are yet to be confirmed.

During the one hour long whisky sampling experience the distillery aims to transport whisky lovers to the Glen Scotia distillery on the Mull of Kintyre and replicate the experience of visiting the distinctive Campbeltown whisky region.

Attendees will be fully immersed in the Campbeltown environment via an interactive pop-up event reproducing the sights of the Glen Scotia distillery and the surrounding, seaside town. The 60-minute experience, begins with whisky-based cocktails and canapés, inspired by local producers, in the Victorian themed Distillery Manager’s office. Next guests will experience Glen Scotia’s dunnage warehouse, tasting a variety of expressions from the independent distiller including a whisky exclusive to the Glen Scotia Grand Tour.

Each space has been carefully designed for an authentic experience with windows looking out on to the Kintyre Peninsula. The Victorian themed room exudes the classic style of the era, and the furniture and artefacts have been hand-chosen to create a comfortable and inviting atmosphere.

In the dunnage warehouse guests will find original whisky barrels from the Glen Scotia Distillery, and will sample drams straight from the cask. During the experience, attendees will be transported to the costal town through virtual projections which will light up the surrounding walls.

The Glen Scotia distillery, which has a history dating back to 1832, is located in Campbeltown, on the Kintyre Peninsula.

In the Victorian age Campbeltown, which is the smallest and one of the most remote of Scotland’s five Scotch whisky producing regions, was known as the ‘whisky capital of the world’ and home to more than 30 distilleries. Today Glen Scotia is one of just three surviving local distilleries. Its award-winning whiskies are known for their distinctive maritime influence and are representative of the traditional Campbeltown character.

Iain McAlister, Distillery Manager at Glen Scotia, said: "We are the first to admit that Campbeltown isn’t the easiest to get to, but when whisky fans visit Glen Scotia they are deeply impressed by our whiskies and the unique character of the region. Our Glen Scotia Grand Tour will allow whisky lovers to share that sense of discovery and experience the lure of Campbeltown for themselves."

As well as learning more about Glen Scotia’s whiskies, history and heritage, those who attend the event will be in with a chance to win a trip to the distillery to experience the region for themselves.

The Glen Scotia Grand Tour follows a resurgence of the brand, which has been owned by Loch Lomond Group since 2014. Glen Scotia’s new ranges are available across a number of global markets and the brand recently launched its travel retail range in the UK comprising Glen Scotia 1832 Campbeltown and Glen Scotia 16 Year Old.

Tickets for the Glen Scotia Grand Tour are priced at only £11.25 and include a Glen Scotia cocktail, canapés and 4 drams, tickets are available from www.skiddle.com

If you are unable to make it along to experience the Glen Scotia distillery grand tour you can still experience the Glen Scotia whisky range which you will find available from specialist whisky retailers such as Master of Malt

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