Glen Scotia is just one of the smallest Scotch whisky distilleries in Scotland however one of the big names of Campbeltown. Our lovely distillery still preserves much of its initial style, including the mash tun, the stillroom and the dunnage storage facility dating from the 1830s. The last century saw turbulent times for the whisky distilleries of Campbeltown, yet our heritage sustains.
Rich in initial features and also equipment, Glen Scotia is an evocative and one-of-a-kind location to work, as well as see. We strive to preserve the distillery's historical structures and functions with care and pride and love revealing site visitors around.
To today, we're following in the steps of our founders, distilling whisky utilizing conventional approaches, carefully producing the one-of-a-kind Campbeltown maritime style we've become world popular for.
Yet we make more than whisky at Glen Scotia. In the courtyard you'll find two hives, where our resident bees create their scrumptious honey.
Glen Scotia has actually constantly generated two designs of whisky-- peated and also non peated. Usually our peated whisky is transformed for a duration of 6 weeks each year.
Over the years the top quality of our whisky has actually grown, with longer fermentation and also vatting of the malted barley, as well as a slower and also extra mindful purification. But generally the process has actually continued to be the exact same. Although we no longer malt our very own barley, we buy in Scottish malted barley to our precise specification in order to preserve the true Glen Scotia character with our distilling procedure. We 'd like to welcome you to Glen Scotia.
Campbeltown is an extremely unique area in Scotland, described as 'the centre of deep space' by some of its existing residents. With an abundance of rich farmland, regional barley, peat and also fresh water, it was virtually inevitable it would come to be an important part of the background of whisky distilling.
Distilling on the Kintyre peninsula dates back to 1609 with the approving of the very first licence to generate 'aqua vitae'. In the Victorian age, Campbeltown was called the whisky funding of the world-- one of the five unique malt generating regions of Scotland, namely Highland, Speyside, Lowland and also Islay as well as, of course, Campbeltown. Glen Scotia is a great instance of this historic region.