THE 2018 CAMPBELTOWN MALTS FESTIVAL, WHICH RAN FROM 22-24 MAY, CELEBRATES ALL THAT IS UNIQUE AND SPECIAL ABOUT SINGLE MALTS FROM THE REGION. IN THE VICTORIAN ERA CAMPBELTOWN WAS HOME TO MORE THAN 30 DISTILLERIES AND KNOWN AS ‘WHISKY CAPITAL OF THE WORLD’. GLEN SCOTIA DISTILLERY LAID ON AN EXPANDED FESTIVAL EVENTS PROGRAMME THIS YEAR.
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To launch the festival, Glen Scotia screened ‘Angel Share’ at the Campbeltown Picture House along with a Q&A with whisky expert Charles MacLean. Charles then joined guests at the sold-out Glen Scotia Whisky Dinner, which was held at the Ardshiel Hotel. The hotel’s bar is renowned internationally for its extensive collection of single malts.
On Wednesday 23 and Thursday 24 May the distillery hosted dunnage tastings as well as free distillery tours. Cooperage demonstrations and tastings were also available, while local stalls offered a variety of craft items and produce.
Iain McAlister, Distillery Manager at Glen Scotia, said:
“We enjoyed welcoming visitors old and new to Glen Scotia as part of this year’s Campbeltown Malts Festival. It was a fantastic opportunity for them to discover our award-winning Glen Scotia single malts and the distinctive character associated with Campbeltown, which is the smallest of Scotland’s five Scotch producing regions.
“This year’s festival was extra special as it followed our recent double golds at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2018. We’ve long championed craftsmanship at Glen Scotia, and our time honoured traditions are now being recognised as more and more people seek to engage with craft drinks and discover new brands.”