This distillery was founded in 1832, and has been operating for approximately one hundred and eighty years. Situated in Campbeltown, one of the recognised five Whisky producing regions of Scotland, the Glen Scotia distillery has a formidable pedigree.
The distillery was fully refurbished including renovation and re-lacquering of the two stills as well as expanding and renovating the Dunnage warehouse to allow the ageing of the whisky on site, exposing the casks to the unique salty sea air on the West Coast of Scotland. The shop area was totally renovated with the addition of a tasting area on the site to allow visitors to purchase whisky at the Distillery and visitor tours will be available by prior appointment. In addition to the recent improvements, the general manager’s office has been relocated to the original old manager’s office and a new canteen has also been built adjacent to the manager’s office. A new boiler is also being invested in to replace to the outdated boiler that is currently being used.
The project for Glen Scotia was aimed at the complete upgrade and expansion of the distillery. The project involved the construction of the infrastructure for new washbacks, and the support for a new spirit safe. The roof to the stills hall and Tun room were completely overhauled while production was maintained. The project included a refurbishment for the visitors centre including external fabric repairs and decoration. The whole distillery site was the subject of a phased ‘tidying of the site’ incorporating many small refurbishments and upgrades while the main distillery building and warehouse remained operational throughout. The works included phased asbestos removal and carefully phased alterations across the site, including to the main warehouses.
The project included the alteration of the stills hall and provision of new CIP plant all sited on new screeds, with all internals thoroughly cleaned and decorated ready for public viewing.