Glen Scotia is calling for people around the world to share photography of Campbeltown, the town which captures the peak of the Whisky industry during the mid-19th and early 20th centuries. The distillery is searching for photographs which bring its unique Whisky history and heritage to life.
Glen Scotia Whisky reflects centuries of craftsmanship and experience associated with Scotland’s fifth and smallest malt producing region and is renowned for its distinct maritime influence and Campbeltown character.
“The contribution Campbeltown has made to Scotch is incomparable and we are proud to continue to fly the flag for the region around the world,” said Iain McAlister, Master Distiller and Distillery Manager at Glen Scotia. “Whisky was a way of life in our coastal town for over 100 years and over time, all that experience, craft and passion has been poured into Glen Scotia. Now we are looking for photography that will help us uncover what makes Campbeltown the ‘whiskiest place in the world’.”
Digital or print photographs can be submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by post to Glen Scotia, BIG Partnership, Fountain House, 1-3 Woodside Crescent, Glasgow, G3 7UL, alongside contact details of the sender by March 31, 2021.
Selected images may feature as part of this year’s virtual Glen Scotia Whisky Festival, which will welcome thousands of Scotch fans from across the globe to experience a range of online tours and tastings from the distillery. The photographs may also be showcased through Glen Scotia’s marketing activity to further raise awareness of the distillery and Campbeltown around the world.
Campbeltown is the forgotten giant of the Scotch whisky industry, once known as “Spiritville” or “Whiskyopolis”. At its peak in the Victorian era, there were around 30 legal distilleries operating in a town with a population of only 9,000 people.
The search for photography follows in the footsteps of Glen Scotia Distillery’s campaign in 2019 which aimed to recognise Campbeltown as the “whiskiest place in the world,” and successfully reached the UK Parliament. The motion acknowledged the region for playing a significant part in the history and development of whisky distilling in Scotland and congratulated Glen Scotia distillery manager, Iain McAlister on helping to raise awareness of Campbeltown’s whisky heritage.