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Campbeltown Malts Festival
Campbeltown Malts Festival

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CAMPBELTOWN MALTS FESTIVAL
19 – 22 MAY 2020

The last 11 years have seen the Campbeltown Malts Festival go from strength to strength. With a mix of Glen Scotia tastings, tours and dinners, it’s one for every whisky aficionado’s diary. So why not make sure it’s part of your plans for 2020?

WELCOME DINNER

  • Tuesday 19th

Glen Scotia Distillery would like to invite you to an evening of some of Campbeltown's finest food and drink. We'll start the evening with a welcome drink before taking our seats in the Ardshiel Hotel: Winner of Whisky Bar of the Year 2019!

We will be joined by a special guest host(s) and you will get your chance to taste an amazing 3 course meal made with the finest local Kintyre produce, paired with a selection of Glen Scotia drams and your opportunity to taste the 2020 Single Cask Festival bottle before anyone else.

Ticket price includes a 70cl single cask bottle of whisky
- details of cask will be confirmed at the event.

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Campbeltown Casks

CAMPBELTOWN CASKS – 60-90 MINS

  • Wednesday 20th — 10am
  • Wednesday 20th — 2pm
  • Wednesday 20th — 4pm

This year’s theme for our Dunnage tasting will be around liquid matured in casks that historically been used in Campbeltown. We will look at why these casks were used, the influence they have on the whisky and how the availability/use of these has ultimately shaped the modern Campbeltown style.

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CAMPBELTOWN’S HIDDEN WHISKY HISTORY – 60 MINS

  • Wednesday 20th — 10am
  • Wednesday 20th — 4pm

Join Hector, our Assistant Distillery Manager on a walking tour around Campbeltown seeing some of the remains of Campbeltown’s rich whisky history. You’ll take in some old distilleries and get a taste for why we call our Wee Town, the Whiskiest Place in the World, all rounded off with a dram of the 2020 Limited Edition Festival Bottling, back at the distillery.

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Campbeltown’s Hidden Whisky
Smuggler’s Tour & Tasting

SMUGGLER’S TOUR & TASTING – 60 MINS

  • Wednesday 20th — 11am
  • Wednesday 20th — 12:30pm
  • Wednesday 20th — 2:30pm

Our Smugglers tour will be focusing very much on the illicit side of Campbeltown’s whisky past! You’ll take in a few sites around town that link to Illicit distilling and smuggling that took place in and around Campbeltown. You will see some sights, and hear some stories that few will have seen before whilst taking in some wonderful whisky along the way!

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SEAFOOD PAIRING – 60 MINS

  • Wednesday 20th — 11:30am
  • Wednesday 20th — 1pm

Campbeltown harbour has always been home to any number of fishing vessels through the years and thankfully today is no different. Roseanne, our Visitor Centre Manager, will take you through a selection of drams that have been paired with seafood from the Kintyre Smokehouse.

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Seafood Pairing
Master Blender Tasting

MASTER BLENDER TASTING – 60-90 MINS

  • Wednesday 20th — 2pm
  • Wednesday 20th — 3:30pm

An intimate tasting with Master Blender Michael Henry is truly an experience not to be missed. Hosted in our Master Distillers office, Michael is keeping the details of his tasting a closely guarded secret! His previous tastings of Victoriana and its component parts was understandably very popular!

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DISTILLERY TOUR – 60 MINS

  • Wednesday 20th — 11:30am
  • Wednesday 20th — 1:30pm
  • Wednesday 20th — 3:30pm

Our free tours of the distillery will be running through the day, hosted by Archie.

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Distillery Tour