Glen Scotia is one of just three distilleries in Campbeltown and the only one actively releasing single malt - the newly founded Mitchell's Glengyle has some years still to go. Glen Scotia was founded in 1832 by Stewart Galbraith and Co and sited to the north of the town. The distillery draws its cooling waters from the Crosshill Loch and two bore holes drilled over twenty metres into the rock below. Campbeltown was the capital of Scotch whisky production before the US Prohibition was enacted. There were some twenty-eight distilleries though after the act was passed only three survived.
The initial aroma is of vanilla fudge and apple peal. The palate is velvet soft with more creamy notes and powdered sugar and barley. This is an excellent addition to the whiskies of campbeltown.
Perfectly paired with Thai crab cakes with sweet chilli dipping sauce.