Glen Scotia 14 Year Old from 1990s (75cl, 40%)
This is a 14 year old bottling from the 1990s. The 8 and 14 year old age-statements made up the Glen Scotia core range under the early days of the Loch Lomond group, eventually both being discontinued in 2005 when a repackaged 12 year old was launched.
Despite having been mothballed several times throughout its history, Glen Scotia is a proud survivor of the early 20th century desolation of Campbeltown, once known as "the whisky capital of the world.” The Kintyre peninsula formerly boasted over 30 distilleries, but by the end of the 1920s, only this and Springbank remained.
Former owners, A. Gillies & Co retained the license for the distillery as a subsidiary of Amalgamated Distillers Products until it was mothballed in 1984, ending the near-40 year association between the two.
Shut for most of the 1990s before being re-opened by Loch Lomond Distillers, today it is one of only three in the region, and despite having a prominent portfolio of distillery bottlings in shops today, official releases like this from its previous operational periods are quite rare.