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Glen Scotia announces programmes for Campbeltown Malts Festival 2024

Glen Scotia has announced the programme of events for the Campbeltown Malts Festival 2024. Tickets went on sale this morning for the festival, which this year will run on 21 and 22 May.
From its launch in 2008, the Campbeltown Malts Festival has been a celebration of the region. At the 2024 festival, the Glen Scotia team will host industry experts and whisky enthusiasts for a series of panels and events exploring the whisky of Campbeltown.
Kicking off festivities on the evening of Tuesday 21 May will be the Glen Scotia Malts Festival Dinner at the Machrihanish Airbase. At the dinner, guests will enjoy a three-course meal with whisky pairings, and hear from Iain McAlister, Glen Scotia’s master distiller and distillery manager.
On Wednesday 22 May the festival will hold a broad selection of ticketed and free events. Attendees will also have the opportunity to hear live music from local artists Rhuvaal and We.R.Soul.
The programme of ticketed events includes a dunnage warehouse tasting with McAlister, where guests will try unreleased whiskies from Glen Scotia’s casks. Also on the programme, a master blender experience — led by Loch Lomond’s master blender Michael Henry and Becky Paskin, founder of OurWhisky — allows attendees to create their own blends from Glen Scotia single malts.
For those looking to deepen their spirits knowledge, Henry and journalist Dave Broom will lead Exploring the World of Sherry and Whisky, a session examining the relationship between the liquids. Or, for enthusiasts curious about the distillation process, McAlister will team up with spirits writer Millie Milliken for the New Make Spirit School.
Debuting at the festival is Glen Scotia’s annual artistic collaboration, which this year will document journeys to Campbeltown. The immersive exhibition will showcase the voyages to Campbeltown, known as the ‘Victorian Whisky Capital of the World’.
McAlister commented: “The Campbeltown Malts Festival offers us a wonderful opportunity to open our doors to visitors and share the spirit of Glen Scotia. This year, we have a fantastic line-up of events and are very lucky to be working with some of the top names in the industry who we also call good friends. It is a special few days for the team, and we’re always humbled by the visitors who travel far and wide to see us and discover what makes Campbeltown such a special whisky place.”
Tickets for the Campbeltown Malts Festival are available now via Glen Scotia.

13 March 2024 - Lucy Schofield