Glen Scotia distillery was established in 1832 and ceased production in 1984. The distillery was bought by the Loch Lomond Distillery Company in 1996 and resumed production in 1999, making it the only Campbeltown distillery not owned by Springbank. Despite this revival, Glen Scotia has felt a bit unloved, both in terms of its distillery and it whisky.
Recently, however, its has undergone a major makeover with several new releases (a 10, 12, 16, 18 and 21 year old) and new packaging, which should give this little-known distillery a far better exposure.
The Whisky Tasting Club Notes:
Nose: Beautifully rounded. Pears. Peaches. Lychees. Licorice.
Palate: Rich and hugely fruity with more licorice and a gentle oak background which appears briefly but which never overpowers the gentle fruit and custard finish.
Retails for around £35-40