Welcome to the inaugural Virtual Glen Scotia Whisky Festival. Below you will find as much of our planned festival programme as we could manage in a virtual way including Tours from some familiar faces and of course some Glen Scotia Whisky Tastings!
There is no set schedule for any of the events, please feel free to join us at any time and don’t forget to share your thoughts and experiences with us on social media using #GlenScotiaWhiskyFest
Join our Master Distiller Iain McAlister on a personal tour of Glen Scotia distillery to see some of the original features that remain of the distillery, the equipment and processes that we use and meet some of the team along the way.WATCH VIDEO
Join Hector McMurchy, Assistant Distillery Manager, on a walking tour around Campbeltown to uncover what remains of Campbeltown’s rich whisky history. You’ll take in some old distilleries and get a taste for why we call our ‘Wee Toon’, the Whiskiest Place in the World.WATCH VIDEO
Filmed in the visitor centre at Glen Scotia, join Master Distiller Iain McAlister as he takes you through the core expressions in the Glen Scotia range: Double Cask, 15 yr old, and Victoriana. Iain will be talking through the relevance of the range in the context of Campbeltown, the towns rich whisky history and the similarities and unique aspects to each whisky.WATCH VIDEO
Each year, Iain selects some of his favourite casks from our dunnage warehouse and invites guests to join in him in sampling these unique whiskies not available outside the walls our original dunnage warehouse.
The theme for 2020 casks is The Casks of Campbeltown: whiskies 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.BUY NOW
We are aiming to ship for the end of May, however with many countries experiencing postage delays due to the current situation, the Dunnage Tasting video will be available on the Glen Scotia website beyond the festival to ensure everyone is able to experience the tasting and watch the video.
Charlie MacLean is one of Scotland’s most well-known whisky authors and historians. A Master Keeper of the Quaich since 2009 and has been a regular feature at the Glen Scotia Open Day and dinners since 2017.
Join him in a glass of the Glen Scotia ‘Tawny Port’ Festival Edition and hear Charlie’s personal tasting notes.WATCH VIDEO BUY ONLINE
To mark what would have been the first night of the Campbeltown Malts Festival, the Scotch Malt Whisky Society are running a virtual Pub night with all the things you would expect, music from Archie McAllister, chats with our very own Iain McAlister and Prof Alan Wolstenholme, whisky expert and chair of the Scottish Distillers Association. Not to mention the pub quiz and some wonderful Cambpbeltown malts too!WATCH THE RECORDING
During the festival we get the opportunity to meet new people and old friends from around the world. This map shows locations of this year’s Virtual Visitors!