With the Springbank, Glen Scotia is one of the last of the working distilleries surviving in Campbeltown, which at one time rivalled Speyside for the number of distilleries and output of whisky. The distillery was founded in 1832 by Stewart Galbraith, whose family held it until the end of that century. Since then it has changed hands several t ... Read More »
An eye-catching 2013 relaunch for Campbeltown's only distillery not owned and operated by Springbank. Glen Scotia's house style is generally medium-full with wisps of smoke and brine, but this 10 year old is at the more boisterous strength of 46%, the same as Springbank. The distillery has had to suffer being in the shadow of its famous neighbour for many years now - one suspects that this image overhaul will certainly attract attention.
Glen Scotia's 2013 reboot sees the familiar old 12 year old replaced by a radically different tall bottle decorated with one of Scotland's iconic hairy cows. Fans of the old 12 year old will be delighted to discover that the relaunched edition now packs more of a punch, with the strength having been upped to a feisty 46%.
The 2013 relaunch and expansion of Campbeltown's Glen Scotia range saw the introduction of several longer-aged malts from the distillery, including this 16 year old which has been bottled at 46% in packaging depicting a Highland cow and the aurora borealis.
One of four aged expressions introduced into the Glen Scotia range during the brand's seismic 2013 relaunch, this exciting 18 year old bottled at 46% can be easily distinguished from its stablemates thanks to its bottle being a rather striking blue colour.
Introduced as the pinnacle of the distillery's 2013 upgrade, Glen Scotia 21 year old is not only bottled at 46% but is also, as far as we can see, the oldest ever official bottling from the distillery. This will surely be greeted with great gusto by Campbeltown fans everywhere.
1992 vintage whisky from one of the few remaining Campbeltown distilleries - Glen Scotia. Distilled in January 1992 and bottled in February 2014 at 22 years old. We've seen a few independently bottled Glen Scotia's recently and they've gone down very well - there's more to the distillery than is often thought.
A small batch of three refill Hoggies from Glen Scotia, Campbeltown's other distillery, for this new release in G & M's consistently great 'Cask' series. The colour is great and the strength is nudging 60%, so this should be pretty intense.
One of a series of 6 special bottlings to mark the 15th anniversary of the Old Malt Cask brand. Presented in a wooden box with the original style label, this 22 year old Glen Scotia was distilled in May 1991 and bottled in November 2013 from ex-bourbon cask 13609. The distillery's official range only goes up to 21 years of age, so this is a rare opportunity to try something older.
An old bottling of Glen Scotia. Once home to a total of 28 distilleries, Glen Scotia is one of just three that survive in 2013. We estimate this was bottled in the 1960s and is presented in the classic flat bottle from that era.