gap Home Help Scotland Speyside West Isles Search
Navigation toolbar
Home | Help | Scotland | Speyside | West Isles | Search

[Photo] [Next]

Glen Scotia

No: 93
Producer: Gibson International
Region: Campbeltown
District: -
OS Sheet 68 ; Map reference NR 71 20 ; Latitude 55 26° N, Longitude 5 40° W
Founded ca 1832 ; Operating Status: mothballed (1994)

Campbeltown is too easily overlooked as a malt region. It still produces extraordinarily distinctive singles, even if there are only three, from a mere two distilleries. The sea-mist character of the region is at its freshest and most startling in Glen Scotia and not altogether absent from its softer, maltier vatted partner Royal Culross. These products should not be totally overshadowed by the depth and complexity of their local rivals Springbank and Longrow.

The Glen Scotia distillery, founded around 1832 is in a cottage-like building in a quiet street. It is said to be haunted by the ghost of a former proprietor who drowned himself in Campbeltown Loch after being tricked out of a large sum of money. After a period of closure in the mid 1980s the distillery reopened toward the end of that decade. With the lowland distillery Littlemill it was in the late 1980s backed by the Canadian whisky company Gibson. The name was retained after a management buy-out of Littlemill and Glen Scotia.

Now owned by Glen Catrine Bonded Warehouse

Distillery rating: 4*

High Street, Campbeltown, PA28 6DS
Tel: 01586-552288


8 yr old, 80 proof
Much less distinguished than the Springbank. [lh]

Hear "Glen Scotia" pronounced in AU or WAV format
Search Dr. Do'g's index for the history of Glen Scotia
There just might be some news about Glen Scotia in The "Scotsman" newspaper