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Glen 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 Single Malt Whisky 12 Year OldThe 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 Campbeltown - Photo Courtesy of Dunvalanree Hotel  &  Restaurant - http://www.dunvalanree.com/of 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 structure.

GLEN SCOTIA 33 YEAR OLD 1974 CASK STRENGTH COLLECTION BY SIGNATORY

GLEN SCOTIA 33 YEAR OLD 1974 - CASK STRENGTH COLLECTION BY SIGNATORY

Bottling Notes:
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 decanter bottles.

Glen Scotia Whisky Distillery
Glen Scotia Distillery

Built in 1832, the Glen Scotia has quite a history of openings and closings and changes of ownership. The distillery is located in Campbeltown which was once home to the most distilleries in all of Scotland. Sadly, today all but two, Glen Scotia and Springbank are still producing.

Glen Scotia Distillery is in a cottage-like building on a quiet street. Ex-bourbon casks are used and there is one wash still and one spirit still. The water source is the Campbeltown Loch and the distillery's own 80 feet deep wells. Glen Scotia was overhauled in the 1980s and once again when it was acquired by the Loch Lomond Company.

The Glen Scotia Distillery does not have a visitors centre.


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Joanne Bergstrom, Editor
Posted 3305 days ago
Rollin - I copied your comments to the Whisky.com Forum - it's under "Whisky Blends" and has the title "Scotia Royale".
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Rollin Jackson
Posted 3306 days ago
I have 4/5 Quart of unopened and boxed "Scotia Royale" bottled by A Gillies & Co (Distillers) Ltd. I purchased this in the state of Illinois back in the late 1960s or early 70s and wonder if there is anyone who would want this original packing as part of a collection? I may be contacted at U.S. mobile phone 770-364-7923, mentioning the word Scotch Whisky.