The house style of Glen Scotia is of a slightly smoky, salty malt with a maritime influence coming through. Here the oloroso sherry influence brings forth raisins and nutty notes.
The distillery, which is situated in Campbeltown on the Kintyre Peninsular was founded in 1832 by Stewart Galbraith & Company. At one time Campbeltown was home to over 30 distilleries. Glen Scotia is one of the last two great Campbeltown survivors the other is Springbank. The distillery is said to be haunted by Duncan Macallan 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. Gibson International reopened it in 1989 but they then went into receivership in 1994. Glen Catrine Bonded Warehouse Limited then acquired it from receivership.
The unique and alluring nature of Single Cask releases means we cannot bring you the same delightful elixirs again and again – once the whisky is gone, it’s gone for good. The expressions live as a fragment of the past, never to be repeated.
We invite you to delve into our whisky archives. Explore past releases and bask in amber nostalgia, accompanied with distillery history and tasting notes from Mr. Hart himself.
Hart Brothers can trace their origins in the licensed trade back to the late 19th century when the family were licensed victuallers and publicans in Paisley, the mill town on the outskirts of Glasgow. It was not until 1964 that brothers Iain & Donald Hart incorporated the company as Wine & Spirit Wholesalers and Scotch Whisky Blenders.
Alistair Hart joined the company in 1975 and it was his responsibility as chief blender to source vintage casks of single malt whisky that were not readily available through any specialist whisky shop or online whisky site. Today, we continue to secure special and rare malt and grain whiskies that are further matured and only selected for single cask bottling after careful tasting and consideration.
We always pride ourselves on continuing the spirit of excellence by offering some of the finest single malt scotch whisky available through our selected distributors overseas.
We make sure our customers can best share with us the single malt scotch whisky experience which is why we add nothing to the malt whisky other than the purest water. Today, we pride ourselves on continuing the spirit of excellence by offering some of the finest single malt scotch whisky available through our selected distributors overseas.
Hart Brothers Limited, 3 Peel Park Place, College Milton, East Kilbride G74 5LW, Scotland
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