Glen Scotia, winner of the San Francisco World Spirits Competition’s Best in Show and Best Whisky in the World for 2021, has been named Scottish Whisky Distillery of the Year.
The distillery has been scooping up award after award this year with this latest win a crowning jewel in their roster. Glen Scotia is the first distillery to win the annual distillery award and the Best Whiskey in the same year.
Along with being a huge win for Glen Scotia, the brand is enthused to have the spotlight back on its home of Campbeltown. The area was once a world-renowned home of whisky production. Today, only three distilleries still operate out of the original 30. But with the slew of awards the brand hopes that global whisky lovers will once again have eyes on the region.
“From the Victorian era until the present day, whisky has always been at the heart of this community”
– Master Distiller and Distillery Manager Iain McAlister
“The techniques and craftsmanship that make our whisky so unique have been passed through generations, and I am thankful that we have managed to revive the whisky-making heritage of Campbeltown long after many of its distilleries fell away. Our distillery is small, but this allows us to focus on quality, and it is so humbling to once again be recognized for our craft.”
Several of the brand’s expressions took home medals and placed this year, but these two awards overshadow the rest in significance. McAlister added, “To win Best Whisky in the World for our Glen Scotia 25-Year-Old and to now achieve the status of Scottish Whisky Distillery of the Year is beyond anything we imagined 2021 would bring. It has been a good year for Campbeltown whisky but we’re not stopping here. We are witnessing the town’s renaissance and it is truly wonderful.”