Along with our sister brand, Loch Lomond Distillery, we were crowned “the most awarded distillery” at the globally renowned San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2023, picking up multiple Double Gold and Gold Awards for our collection. 

In 2023 we won the Tripadvisor Travellers’ Choice Award, meaning we are in the top 10% of attractions worldwide. 

In the 2021/2022 season, the SFWSC received over 3,800 entries across 31 separate categories. Our Glen Scotia 25 Year Old was awarded ‘Best in Show’ at this event. This means we were the overall winner of the competition, which made Glen Scotia 25 Year Old The Best Whisky in The World in 2021. 

In 2021, Glen Scotia was named Scotland’s ‘Distillery of the Year’. We released a limited edition 22 year old ‘Distillery of the Year’ expression that pays homage to our award win at the Scottish Whisky Awards. 

Our Story


Campbeltown is a small town in Argyll and Bute in Scotland, situated on the Kintyre Peninsula, bordered by the Mull of Kintyre to the West and the Kilbrannan Sound to the East. Historically, Campbeltown was a significant centre for whisky production, fishing, and ship building. 

Our Campbeltown home was once known as the “whisky capital of the world” due to the rich heritage in whisky production. Our location inspires our signature style in all of our single malts, giving our whiskies a unique maritime coastal Campbeltown influence. 

Campbeltown has a rich maritime and industrial past, and while whisky production remains an important part of the local economy, the towns industries have diversified over the years. Fishing, tourism, agriculture, and service industries now also contribute to Campbeltown’s economy. 

Campbeltown Cross is a prominent symbol of the town’s heritage and history, standing proud in the town centre since the 14th century. The Cross originally served as a market cross, where merchants would gather and conduct trade. The Campbeltown Cross has various decorative details and carvings, depicting religious scenes, heraldic motifs, and medieval icons which reflect the craftmanship of the local town. Such icons are prominent in our ‘Icons of Campbeltown’ range of limited edition whiskies.  

Throughout the year, Campbeltown hosts various cultural events and festivals, celebrating music, arts and local traditions. Every year the town hosts the Campbeltown Malts Festival, when we host our annual Whisky Dinner and Distillery Open Day. 

Community is at the heart of Campbeltown, and we do our upmost at Glen Scotia to support our local community. We donate to local charities and groups throughout the year, and we support a huge variety of local events and fundraising. To name a few, we support our annual Mull of Kintyre 10k and Half Marathon, the annual Mull of Kintyre Music Festival, and each Christmas we run a festive whisky tasting and donate all proceeds to a local charity or community group.

Plan Your Visit

When planning your trip to Campbeltown, you’ll find a range of accommodations and attractions that cater to different interests. There are a range of bars and restaurants too, where you can enjoy a dram of Glen Scotia or even whisky inspired food. 

Here we have collated some noteworthy hotels and bars in Campbeltown:

Local Attractions and Shops:

Did You Know / Old Facts

Campbeltown Picture House was designed by renowned architect Albert Victor Gardner, and opened its doors in 1913 
The origin of the “Crucifixion on Davaar Island” painting dates back to 1887, when it was created by Archibald MacKinnon, an art teacher from Campbeltown 
Two separate sightings of a mermaid were reported within a week of each other in November 1811 near Campbeltown. Both individuals who spotted the mermaid submitted sworn accounts to the Sherriff Substitute in Campbeltown at the time. 

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