ScotiaSingle Malt Scotch Whisky
12 High Street, Campbeltown
Argyll & Bute PA28 6DS Scotland
Tel: +44 (0)1586 552 288
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Glen Scotia Distillery was established in Campbeltown in
1832 by Stewart, Galbraith and Co. It was purchased by West
Highland Malt Distillers Ltd. (WHMD) in 1919 just as Campbeltown
was receiving bad press for focusing primarily on producing
quantity and not quality whisky. In 1924, the distillery
was purchased by a manager from WHMD, Duncan MacCallum,
only to have to close it in 1928. In 1930, MacCallum drowned
himself in the Campbeltown Loch reportedly due to being
swindled out of a great amount of money in a business deal
and rumour has his ghost continues to haunt the distillery.
Glen Scotia lay silent until 1933. It was taken over by
the Bloch Brothers (owners of the Scapa Distillery in Orkney)
and then sold to Hiram Walker in 1954. Just one year later,
it was sold to A. Gillies & Co. which later became part
the blenders company Amalgameted Distillers Products.
In 1984, Amalgameted closed Glen Scotia and
five years later, it was purchased by the Canadian whisky
company, Gibson International. By 1994, it was closed once
again. However, in 1999, Glen Scotia was purchased by the
Loch Lomond Company (Loch Lomond Distillery, Glen Catrine
Bonded Warehouse Ltd.) and since then it has been in operation.
The only other operating distillery in Campbeltown is Springbank.
Glen Scotia whisky is a lightly smoky, salty malt with a
quite concentrated nose and good length despite a delicate