Monday 10th February 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.

Glen Scotia Distillery has announced their programme for the Campbeltown Malts Festival which will run from the 19th – 22nd of May 2020. Now in it’s 12th year, Glen Scotia has once again increased it’s offering.

Kicking off the festival with the infamous Welcome Dinner on Tuesday 19th, guests will once again head to the Ardshiel Hotel (Winner of Whisky Bar of the Year 2019!) where they will be welcomed with a dram of Glen Scotia. Guests will then take their seats to enjoy an amazing 3 course meal made with the finest local Kintyre produce, paired with a selection of Glen Scotia drams. Hosted by a special guest(s), there will be the opportunity to taste the 2020 Single Cask Festival bottle before anyone else! Ticket price includes a 70cl single cask bottle of whisky and can be purchased here.

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There will also be a selection of tastings available on Wednesday 20th including: Campbeltown Casks – a tasting of liquid matured in casks that historically been used in Campbeltown, why they were used, the influence they have on the whisky and how the availability/use of these has ultimately shaped the modern Campbeltown style, Campbeltown’s Hidden Whisky History –  a walking tour around Campbeltown seeing some of the remains of Campbeltown’s rich whisky history with a dram of the 2020 Limited Edition Festival Bottling and The Smuggle’s Tour & Tasting – a tour focusing on the illicit side of Campbeltown’s whisky past! 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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At the distiller there were also be an intimate Master Blender Tasting with Michael Henry which is hosted in our Master Distillers office, the details of which are being kept a closely guarded secret! And a Seafood Pairing which will let you experience a selection of drams that have been paired with seafood from the Kintyre Smokehouse.

As always there will be free distillery tours running throughout the day along with entertainment and food in the distillery courtyard.

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For more information and bookings please visit our website.
We look forward to welcoming you in May!