Glen Scotia Distillery


Glen Scotia distillery or sometimes affectionately known as The Scotia or Old Scotia is a distillery that is a producer of single malt Scotch whisky. The distillery was founded in 1832 in Campbeltown, Scotland.


Owner" Owner: Loch Lomond Group
Location" Location: Glen Scotia Distillery, 12 High St, Campbeltown PA28 6DS, UK Scotland
Visitor Visit Type: Vistor Centre
Co-ordinates" Co-ordinates: 55.429691, -5.604013
Telephone" Telephone: +44 (0)1586 552 288
Email" Email: glenscotiashop[at]
Web" Web: external_link_dark
Twitter" Twitter: Glen Scotia (@GlenScotiaMalts)



Glen Scotia Distillery was founded in 1832, and has been operating for approximately one hundred and eighty years. Situated in Campbeltown, one of the recognised 5 Whisky producing regions of Scotland, the distillery has a formidable pedigree.

Campbeltown is a small town on the Kintyre Peninsula on the west coast of Scotland. It is affectionately known as the “Wee Toon”, and the Victorian Whisky Capital of the World. At its peak in the 1800s, there were 21 distilleries in this small town with approximately 170 distilleries operating at that time in the UK (129 of those in Scotland) Campbeltown still has 3 operating distilleries: Glen Scotia, Springbank, and Glengyle. These distilleries give a remarkable insight into the history of making whisky in this remote, once prolific, whisky making region of Scotland.

Glen Scotia was formally known as 'Scotia' when it was first founded in 1837 by Stewart & Galbraith and Company. Stewart & Galbraith Co. ran the Distillery for almost 60 years. Notable industrialist Duncan MacCallum purchased the distillery in 1891 and he constructed the large frontage (Malting Floors) which run along High Street. In 2014, the distillery was bought by Loch Lomond Group who have invested heavily in the site with the majority of the engineering work planned out and managed by the distillery manager, Iain Mc Alister. Glen Scotia currently operates with a staff of just seven employees. It is believed there is one manager, one shop manager, and five distillery operators. Glen Scotia is one of the smallest in Scotland. The current annual production levels stand at around 500,000 liters and following significant investment is expected to rise above that.

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This article uses material from the Wikipedia article Glen Scotia distillery, which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0.Information correct as of 12/07/2020

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