The Glen Scotia distillery was founded in 1832 by Stewart Galbraith under the name of Scotia Distillery. Glen Scotia is one of the last two great Campbeltown survivors the other is Springbank. The distillery is said to be haunted by Duncan MacCallum who bought the distillery in 1924. He committed suicide by drowning himself in Campbeltown Loch in 1930 after realising he had been tricked out of a large sum of money by swindlers. Although 1million was spent upgrading the distillery between 1979 and 1982 it was closed in 1984. It was reopened by Gibson International in 1989 but they then went into receivership in 1994. It was then acquired from receivership by Glen Catrine.
Glen Scotia is now owned by the Loch Lomond Distillery company through its subsidiary company Glen Catrine Bond. It was mothballed in 1994.
The good news is that recently a trial distillation was carried out at Glen Scotia using a team from the Springbank Distillery. The quality of the spirit that was produced was so impressive that t