Glen Scotia unveils Campbeltown Malts Festival 2024 limited-edition release

Glen Scotia have revealed information on their 2024 festival bottling.

Published 15th Apr 2024
Updated 15 th Apr 2024

Glen Scotia has unveiled its 2024 Campbeltown Festival Edition release – a limited-edition bottling to celebrate the annual festival, which celebrates the region’s whisky past and present.   

The Glen Scotia Campbeltown Festival bottling for 2024 is a nine-year-old unpeated single malt, which was matured in first-fill bourbon barrels before being finished in the finest Fino sherry casks for six months. 

The result is a whisky which has vibrant flavours of citrus and white orchard fruit along with hints of oak spice. Natural in colour, its mouthfeel is satisfyingly dry before it finishes with a subtle but distinctive maritime note.

Following on from the success of Glen Scotia’s first-ever on-pack virtual experience with last year’s Festival Edition, the 2024 edition will again offer fans the chance to go behind the scenes of the distillery.

By scanning the on-pack QR code, viewers will be transported to the ‘Sound of Glen Scotia’. 

Glen Scotia Campbeltown Malts Festival 2024

Created by whisky expert and musician, Neil Ridley, music producer, Dean Horner, and Scottish singer-songwriter, Jenny Sturgeon, Sound of Glen Scotia will allow audiences to create their very own music track by putting together soundbites captured at the distillery with the musical track ‘Copper Heart’, which was created by the trio for last year’s Malts Festival.  

From banging casks as drumbeats and mash tuns churning to soundbites of the distillery team’s discussions during production, the soundbites allow audiences to enjoy a completely immersive tasting experience as they sip this year’s Festival Release. 

Available to purchase online and in specialist retailers globally, Glen Scotia’s Campbeltown Malts Festival 2024 release is non-chill filtered, bottled at cask strength (56.2% ABV) and retails for £65.

Iain McAlister, Glen Scotia master distiller and distillery manager, said:  “This 2024 Festival Release bottles the unique and exciting atmosphere of the Malts Festival – a delicious dram which is quintessentially Glen Scotia, with our distinct salty maritime note and salinity, as well as being bold and punchy, appealing to those looking for something a little more unconventional.

“With tickets for our events selling out in record time this year, it is an increasing priority for us to share the spirit and character of our remote whisky home with our fans around the world who cannot make the festival.

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"The on-pack virtual experience does just that, and our discerning aficionados can transport themselves inside the walls of the distillery in what is a wonderful experience for any whisky fan.”

 Every year, Glen Scotia welcomes whisky enthusiasts from around the world to enjoy the charm of the ‘Wee Toon’ and sample drams from Scotland’s smallest whisky-making region at the Campbeltown Malts Festival.   

This year, the team will partner with experts from the industry, including Dave Broom, Becky Paskin and Millie Milliken, for a host of ticketed and free events that celebrate the rich heritage of the town and Glen Scotia.  

Tasting notes for the 2024 Glen Scotia 2024 Campbeltown Malts Festival bottling

Nose: Fresh floral

Palette: Lemon citrus, white orchard fruits and oak spice.

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Finish: Long, satisfyingly dry with a subtle maritime quality and salinity

Glen Scotia Distillery, High Street, Campbeltown, UK
Glen Scotia Distillery, High Street, Campbeltown, UK, PA28 6DS
Known for cake making, experimental jam recipes, Champagne, whisky and gin drinking (and the inability to cook Gnocchi), Rosalind is the Food and Drink Editor and whisky writer for The Scotsman, as well as hosting Scran, The Scotsman's food and drink podcast.
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