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Glen Scotia

Glen Scotia is one of just three distilleries in Campbeltown producing single malt at the moment (along with Springbank and Glengyle). It was founded in 1832 by Stewart, Galbraith and Co and sited to the north of the town. The distillery draws its cooling waters from the Crosshill Loch and two bore holes, drilled over twenty metres into the rock below. Campbeltown was the capital of Scotch whisky production before the US Prohibition was enacted. There were some twenty-eight distilleies, though after the act was passed only three survived.

Glen Scotia was acquired by West Highland Malt Distillers in 1919 and five years later the company went bankrupt. Duncan MacCallum, a director, purchased the company. The distillery was closed again in 1928 and a couple of years later, following great financial trouble, Duncan MacCallum threw himself into the very loch from which the Glen Scotia distillery draws its water. It is said that his ghost haunts the distillery. Glen Scotia survived the Second World War, having restarted production in 1933 after the repeal of Prohibition. In 1954, Hiram Walker acquired the distillery and shortly after it was purchased by A Gillies and Co.

In 1979, £1 million was spent on reconstruction which lasted until 1982 and two years later the distillery closed once more. Glen Scotia was acquired by Glen Catrine Bonded Warehouse Ltd and in 2000 Loch Lomond distillery took over, providing staff and running the operations. Today, the Glen Scotia produces 100,000 litres annually - substantially lower than its three quarter million capacity. The distillery now has a staff of just two; James Grogan, the long time stillman, and Hector Gatt of Springbank fame. There have been several official releases and a few independent bottlings.

Glen Scotia 18 Year Old 1992 - Old Malt Cask (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 50%

An 18 year old, single cask Glen Scotia, aged in a sherry hogshead before bottling in 2011 for Douglas Laing's Old Malt Cask range. A beautifully dark whisky…  More info

Glen Scotia 18 Year Old 1992 - Old Malt Cask (Douglas Laing)
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Glen Scotia 23 Year Old 1991 (cask 1079) (Signatory)

70cl, 43%

This Glen Scotia single malt Scotch whisky was distilled in April 1991, a few years before the distillery was closed (it reopened again in 1999). This Campbeltown whisky was set aside to mature in…  More info

Glen Scotia 23 Year Old 1991 (cask 1079) (Signatory)

Glen Scotia 1992 - The MacPhail's Collection (Gordon & MacPhail)

70cl, 43%

A 1992 vintage, distilled at the Campbeltown distillery, Glen Scotia, bottled by Gordon and MacPhail.  More info

Glen Scotia 1992 - The MacPhail's Collection (Gordon & MacPhail)

Glen Scotia 24 Year Old 1992 (cask 36) - Pearls of Scotland (Gordon & Company)

70cl, 51.3%

An indie bottling of single malt Scotch whisky from the Glen Scotia distillery in a Campbeltown region, aged in a single cask for 24 years - from January 1992 to June 2016. Following that, it was…  More info

Glen Scotia 24 Year Old 1992 (cask 36) - Pearls of Scotland (Gordon & Company)
$93.41

Glen Scotia 21 Year Old

70cl, 46%

A very interestingly packaged whisky, this Glen Scotia comes with a ferocious-looking highland cow on the bottle. It was aged for 21 years and has a fantastic flavour.  More info

Glen Scotia 21 Year Old
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$97.39

Leather-Bound Ledger 1991 (bottled 2015) - Wemyss Malts (Glen Scotia)

70cl, 46%

A handsome independent bottling of single malt from the Glen Scotia distillery, located in the Campbeltown region. It was distilled in 1991 and set aside in a single hogshead until 2015, when it was…  More info

Leather-Bound Ledger 1991 (bottled 2015) - Wemyss Malts (Glen Scotia)
$97.66

Seville Bazaar 1991 (bottled 2015) - Wemyss Malts (Glen Scotia)

70cl, 46%

Tasty Campbeltown whisky, anyone? This right here's an independently bottled Glen Scotia single malt Scotch whisky, matured in a single butt cask from 1991 to 2015. It comes presented as part of…  More info

Seville Bazaar 1991 (bottled 2015) - Wemyss Malts (Glen Scotia)
$101.12

Strawberry Ganache 1991 - Wemyss Malts (Glen Scotia)

70cl, 46%

With the alluring name "Strawberry Ganache", this is a 1991 vintage from Wemyss Malts. It was distilled at Glen Scotia before maturation in a single cask for 21 years. There are 833 bottles available.  More info

Strawberry Ganache 1991 - Wemyss Malts (Glen Scotia)
$105.65

Glen Scotia 1992 (bottled 2014) - The MacPhail's Collection (Gordon & MacPhail)

70cl, 43%

An independently bottled single malt Scotch whisky, distilled by Glen Scotia in Campbeltown in 1992. It was bottled for the MacPhail's Collection by Gordon and MacPhail in 2014. The perfect…  More info

Glen Scotia 1992 (bottled 2014) - The MacPhail's Collection (Gordon & MacPhail)
$106.58

Merchant's Mahogany Chest 1991 - Wemyss Malts (Glen Scotia)

70cl, 46%

While many of the Wemyss single casks are named after food that shares a similar flavour profile to the whisky, this one is called 'Merchant's Mahogany Chest', which does bring into question what…  More info

Merchant's Mahogany Chest 1991 - Wemyss Malts (Glen Scotia)
$111.42

Glen Scotia 33 Year Old 1974 - Cask Strength Collection (Signatory)

70cl, 44.2%

A single bourbon barrel matured Glen Scotia (aged in cask number 847 for 33 years). This was bottled by Signatory on the 21st August 2007 and bottled at cask strength in 219 individually numbered…  More info

Glen Scotia 33 Year Old 1974 - Cask Strength Collection (Signatory)

Glen Scotia 1992 - Cask Strength (Gordon & MacPhail)

70cl, 59.9%

Distilled in 1992 at Glen Scotia in 1992 and aged for 15 years before bottling by Gordon and MacPhail.  More info

Glen Scotia 1992 - Cask Strength (Gordon & MacPhail)
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Glen Scotia 22 Year Old 1991 (The Nectar & The Whisky Agency)

70cl, 50.4%

Independently bottled Glen Scotia single malt Scotch whisky, distilled in 1991 (a few years before the distillery was mothballed for most of the 1990s) and set aside in a refill hogshead. It was…  More info

Glen Scotia 22 Year Old 1991 (The Nectar & The Whisky Agency)
$132.54

Glen Scotia 33 Year Old 1977 - Cask Strength Collection (Signatory)

70cl, 52%

Distilled on the 5th September 1977 and aged in hogshead 2751 for 33 years, this single cask Glen Scotia was bottled for Signatory's award-winning Cask Strength Collection.  More info

Glen Scotia 33 Year Old 1977 - Cask Strength Collection (Signatory)

Glen Scotia 32 Year Old 1977 - Cask Strength Collection (Signatory)

70cl, 54.2%

A 32 year old single cask from Signatory. This was distilled on the 28th April 1977, matured for 32 years in hogshead number 979 and bottled on the 7th April 2010. A release of 207 bottles of cask…  More info

Glen Scotia 32 Year Old 1977 - Cask Strength Collection (Signatory)

Glen Scotia 1992 (bottled 2014) (cask 4) - Samaroli

70cl, 40%

A 1992 vintage Glen Scotia single malt Scotch whisky, aged in a "fresh fill Sherry cask" until 2014, when it was then bottled by Italian bottler Samaroli. Yummy Campbeltown whisky to be had, here!  More info

Glen Scotia 1992 (bottled 2014) (cask 4) - Samaroli
$144.58

Glen Scotia 24 Year Old 1991 (cask 3) - Benchmark (Murray McDavid)

70cl, 46%

An impressive 24 year old Campbeltown whisky, this Glen Scotia is from Murray McDavid's Benchmark range. It was matured in a bourbon barrel, a Sherry hogshead and finally a Vosne-Romanée red wine…  More info

Glen Scotia 24 Year Old 1991 (cask 3) - Benchmark (Murray McDavid)
$156.94

Glen Scotia 32 Year Old 1977 - Dun Bheagan (Ian MacLeod)

70cl, 56%

This was distilled at the Glen Scotia distillery in June of 1977 before 32 years ageing in hogshead number 1691 before bottling by Ian MacLeod for the Dun Bheagan range in 2010. A release of 210…  More info

Glen Scotia 32 Year Old 1977 - Dun Bheagan (Ian MacLeod)

Glen Scotia 22 Year Old 1991 - Old Malt Cask 15th Anniversary (Hunter Laing)

70cl, 57.4%

Hunter Laing is the company that Stewart Laing started after dividing the assets of Douglas Laing with his brother. Hunter Laing continued to release the very popular Old Malt Cask series of…  More info

Glen Scotia 22 Year Old 1991 - Old Malt Cask 15th Anniversary (Hunter Laing)

Glen Scotia 21 Year Old 1991 (cask 710394) - Dimensions (Duncan Taylor)

70cl, 52.8%

Distilled in May 1991 at the Glen Scotia distillery before a 21 year maturation period in cask 710394, this Campbeltown whisky was bottled in October 2012 at natural cask strength. An independent…  More info

Glen Scotia 21 Year Old 1991 (cask 710394) - Dimensions (Duncan Taylor)

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