Glen Scotia – Campbeltown Harbour
Campbeltown was not the town’s original name. It was known as Lochhead until the mid-19th century when the name Campbeltown was given by the local lairds, the Campbells.
By 1795 there were at least 21 illicit stills in Campbeltown alone. Scotia was established in 1832 and by 1835 it was one of 29 Distilleries in the town.
Known affectionately as the ‘wee toon’
After many turbulent times, in 2014 the distillery was purchased by Loch Lomond Group who invested heavily, increasing capacity, opening up warehouses and creating a new visitor centre and shop.
Glen Scotia’s core range is:-
Matured in 1st fill bourbon casks with no age statement.
Let’s open the bottle and have a sip or two.
Glen Scotia – Campbeltown Harbour, Single Malt Scotch Whisky, 40% Alc/vol 70 cl
Nose….Orchard fruits, vanilla, runny toffee, grassy, very gentle smoke in the background, a classically Campbeltown malt.
Taste…Salty sea spray is in charge, apples galore, a puff of white pepper, the peat smoke is always there lurking in the background.
Finish…Medium finish, sea salt and pepper together with the gentle smoke.
This is certainly a fine dram coming in second to my favourite Glen Scotia, the Double Cask. Priced at around £35.00 this is a great introduction to Glen Scotia and that stylish and classic Campbeltown Malts.