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Our favourite moment of the year is nearly upon us.

We’re once again delighted to open the distillery doors to friends from near and afar, in a celebration of Campbeltown and its rich whisky making heritage. As ever, our visitors can look forward to tours, tastings, entertainment, our annual dinner, and most importantly a great selection of drams throughout.  

This is an incredibly special year for Glen Scotia, having been named Scottish Distillery of the Year 2021, and as such it is only right that we have some very special guests in attendance: alongside Iain McAlister and the distillery team, we’re delighted to be joined this year by whisky writer Charlie Maclean, drinks writer and presenter Becky Paskin, and Glen Scotia’s artist in residence Alice Angus.  

Whether you’re coming to Campbeltown or joining our global gathering from afar, we look forward to raising a dram with you all.


Festival Dinner

Date: Tuesday 24th May at 7pm
Price: £140.00

Our much-anticipated festival dinner returns to kick off the Campbeltown Malts Festival 2022. This year our team look forward to welcoming you to the Officers Mess, Machrihanish for drams, good food, and exceptional company.


distillery tour

Date: Wednesday 25th & Thursday 26th May - Various times
Price: Free of Charge

Join us for an in-depth tour of our Campbeltown distillery, guided by one of our knowledgeable staff members. We’re delighted to offer these tours free of charge throughout our Malts Festival Open Days. Spaces are limited and pre-booking via the website is highly recommended to avoid disappointment.


Courtyard celebration

Date: Wednesday 25th at 8pm
Price: £5.00

Join us for a long overdue evening celebration in the distillery to mark an incredible year of achievements and awards for the team. Over a dram and nibbles, we’ll project a short film onto the distillery gable end, celebrating Glen Scotia and Campbeltown’s journey from Whisky Capital to present day.


Whisky & Food Pairing

Date: Wednesday 25th & Thursday 26th May - Various times
Price: £20.00

Award winning whisky deserves exceptional food to match. Using local produce and suppliers from Kintyre, join Brand Ambassador Gary Mills as he guides you through a whisky masterclass and food pairing. With a focus on local flavours that have been carefully selected to match one of three drams, including our very special limited edition 2022 Glen Scotia Festival Release.


The Whisky Experiment

Date: Wednesday 25th & Thursday 26th May - Various times
Price: £40.00

Behind closed doors in a secret special setting, a whisky experiment is taking place. Join Distillery Manager Iain McAlister, and whisky writer Becky Paskin as they guide you through a whisky sensory experience. Using sound, music and light, Becky will explore the transformative effect these influences can have on our perception of the dram. It’s Glen Scotia but not as you’ve tasted it before.

Campbeltown’s Whisky History Walking Tour

Date: Wednesday 25th May - Various times
Price: Free of Charge

Join Glen Scotia Distillery Assistant Manager and Campbeltown resident, Hector McMurchy for a trip through Campbeltown’s iconic whisky spots and lost distilleries. This 90 minute walking tour will bring to life the abundant whisky making history of our small corner of Scotland, and why Campbeltown was once the whisky making capital of the world.


Dunnage Warehouse Tasting

Date: Wednesday 25th & Thursday 26th May - Various times
Price: £50.00

Our Dunnage Warehouse tasting returns, offering a chance to try five rare whiskies. Set in our iconic dunnage warehouse, you will be joined by whisky writer Charlie Maclean and Distillery Manager Iain McAlister, who will guide you through these personally selected casks.


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