Glen Scotia DistilleryFrom the Producer:
"DISTILLING IN THE KINTYRE PENINSULA DATES BACK TO 1609 WITH THE GRANTING OF THE FIRST LICENCE TO PRODUCE ‘AQUA VITAE’. FOUNDED IN 1832, IN THE VICTORIAN AGE, CAMPBELTOWN WAS KNOWN AS THE WHISKY CAPITAL OF THE WORLD - ONE OF THE FIVE DISTINCTIVE MALT PRODUCING REGIONS OF SCOTLAND. GLEN SCOTIA IS A FINE EXAMPLE OF THIS HISTORIC STYLE, AND NOW, AS WE INTRODUCE AN EXTENDED RANGE, IT IS ABOUT TO BE DISCOVERED BY A NEW GENERATION.
Towards the southern end of the Mull of Kintyre, Campbeltown is an isolated, distinctive place. The whisky produced here is special too - so much so that it’s classified as a separate region, quite apart from the Highland, Speyside, Lowland and Islay whiskies which are perhaps better known today.
With an excellent water supply, easy access to peat and grain and a growing market in Victorian Britain and beyond, little Campbeltown had 28 distilleries by 1851, and proudly proclaimed itself ‘the whisky capital of the world’. Today only three distilleries remain, of which ours, Glen Scotia, is one of the finest in Scotland."