Campbeltown spirit goes on US tour

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The sights and smells of a top Campbeltown distillery are captured in an interactive 21st century tour.

A taste of Campbeltown spirit will be available to people across the world as Glen Scotia Distillery goes on tour.

One of Campbeltown’s three remaining whisky distilleries, Glen Scotia, which has been owned by Loch Lomond Group since 2014, will kick off its Grand Tour in London this month.

The tour will give the essence of not just the distillery’s award-winning single malts, but also of Campbeltown itself, Scotland’s smallest Scotch-producing region.

After its launch in the capital, the tour will be rolled out internationally to countries including the United States of America.

It aims to transport whisky lovers to Glen Scotia and replicate the experience of visiting the distinctive Campbeltown whisky region.

Attendees will be fully immersed in the Campbeltown environment via an interactive pop-up event reproducing the sights of the distillery and Campbeltown.

The 60-minute experience begins with whisky-based cocktails and canapes, inspired by local producers, in the Victorian-themed distillery manager’s office.

Guests will also experience Glen Scotia’s dunnage warehouse, tasting a variety of expressions from the independent distiller including a whisky exclusive to the tour.

Each space has been carefully designed for an authentic experience with windows looking out onto the ‘Kintyre’ peninsula.

Iain McAlister, distillery manager at Glen Scotia, said: ‘We are the first to admit that Campbeltown isn’t the easiest to get to, but when whisky fans visit Glen Scotia they are deeply impressed by our whiskies and the unique character of the region.

‘Our Glen Scotia Grand Tour will allow whisky lovers to share that sense of discovery and experience the lure of Campbeltown for themselves.’

Scott Dickson, marketing manager at Loch Lomond Group said: ‘Glen Scotia had been quietly producing exceptional single malts for more than 150 years and the Grand Tour is part of our ongoing strategy to put this special Campbeltown single malt whisky firmly on the map.’

The Glen Scotia Grand Tour will be at Wine Pantry in Borough Market, London, from March 15 – 17.

The tour will include cocktails made using Glen Scotia's single malt whiskies. NO_c09glenscotia02
The tour will include cocktails made using Glen Scotia’s single malt whiskies. NO_c09glenscotia02

Glen Scotia Distillery manager Iain McAlister says the Grand Tour will allow whisky lovers to experience Campbeltown. NO_c09glenscotia01