Glen Scotia 18 yo

ABV:   46% ABV

Price:  £80

Distillery:   Glen Scotia, Campeltown

Est 1832 (180 years)Water source Crosshill Loch and two bore holes, drilled over twenty metres into the rock below.

Stills: 1 x wash still and 1 x spirit still

Capacity per year    750,000 Litres

One of the smallest Scotch whisky distilleries in Scotland

Glen Scotia is one of just three distilleries in Campbeltown producing single malt at the moment (along with Springbank and Glengyle).

Founded in 1832 by Stewart, Galbraith and Co and sited to the north of the town.

One of three remaining distilleries left in the Campbeltown region.

Glen Scotia was highly valued by blenders in the mainland throughout the 19th century but now none of Glen Scotia's whisky goes into blending, all the whisky is kept as the fine single malt that it is. The distillery has undergone major renovations in the past year

The distillery is said to be haunted by one of its previous owners, Duncan MacCallum, who drowned himself in Campbeltown Loch in 1930 after realising he had beentricked out of a fortune in a dodgy business deal.

Other expressions: 15, 25, 45 (£3,800) – 150 individually numbered bottles

The whisky;

This single malt, introduced in September 2017 – specially selected casks - 17 years in Bourbon barrels and hogsheads- “finished” ( or 2nd maturation) for 12 months in 1st fill Oloroso Sherry casks, offers abundant notes of sea spray, vanilla toffee and spiced fruits. The finish lingers, with spiced raisin and a touch of honeyed nuttiness.

First-Fill Oloroso Sherry Finish


Nose:            Crisp saltiness, perfumed floral notes and thick sweet toffee.

Palate:          Rich deep vanilla fruit flavours, apricot and pineapple, plump sultana.

Finish:           Long and dry with gentle warming spice.