Fife Whisky Festival Blog

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Glen Scotia


Published on: 24/10/18 by Justine

Once referred to as the ‘whisky capital of the world’, with nearly 30 distilleries operating in the 1830s, Campbeltown is now home to just three: Springbank, Glengyle and Glen Scotia.

Originally built in 1832, Glen Scotia (or Scotia as it was known then) has passed through various different hands. However,  much of the original design still remains.

Now, it’s no secret that one half of Fife Whisky Festival HQ has been singing the praises of the Glen Scotia Double Cask for quite a while now; it’s a well made NAS whisky at a decent price and you can’t say fairer than that!

Glen Scotia Whisky

Other expressions in the core range include the 15 years and the Victoriana but you can be sure that Ibon and the team will be bringing plenty of delectable drams with them to the Fife Whisky Festival on 9th March!

Be sure to drop by the Glen Scotia stand on the day to learn more about this amazing distillery and its whisky.

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Springbank


Published on: 26/08/18 by Justine

Springbank is the oldest independent family owned distillery in Scotland. Founded and owned by the Mitchell family since 1828, the distillery actually produces three different single malts: Springbank, Longrow (heavily peated) and Hazelburn (unpeated).

What’s also unique about Springbank is that it’s the only distillery to complete the entire production process, from malting 100% of their barley using traditional malting floors to the final bottling, on site.

If you visit the distillery, you’ll not find too many computers! Most of the work is carried out by actual humans. Of course, times change and technology advances but when you visit Springbank distillery, it’s great to see that certain traditions are being kept alive.

We can’t wait to welcome back Grant and the Springbank team to the

2019 Fife Whisky Festival.

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