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Loch Lomond and Glen Scotia at Cape Town Whisky & Gin Live Celebration

By Whisky Live Staff 12-04-2019

Loch Lomond and Glen Scotia will be making their way to our esteemed Cape Town Whisky & Gin Live Celebration which will be taking place at The Lookout V&A Waterfront from 2 - 4 May.

They are looking forward to welcoming all the old and new whisky fanatics and invite you to come and samplethe finest Scotch whiskies.

About the brands

Glen Scotia: Glen Scotia is one of the finest Scotch whisky distilleries in Scotland. It still maintains much of its original design, including the fermenters, the stillroom and the dunnage warehouse dating from the 1830s.

It has always produced two styles of whisky; peated and non peated. These two styles will be maintained into the future as they are characteristics of the Campbeltown style which Glen Scotia is known for.

Over the years the quality of the whisky has improved with longer fermentation and vatting of the malted barley as well as a slower and more careful distillation.

However, Glen Scotia does no longer malt their own barley they buy in Scottish malted barley to their exact specification in order to maintain the true Glen Scotia character through their distilling process.

Loch Lomond

Loch Lomond: The inspiration for the Loch Lomond Distillery comes from the physical beauty of the Highland region in which it is sited.

The magnificent Ben Lomond Mountain towers above the loch and looks down on the distillery. Its history is steeped in the 7 Celtic Clans that touched Loch Lomond, including the clans of Colquhoun, Mcfarlane, Galbraith, MacAulay (2), Menzies and Buchanan.

Loch Lomond distillery opened in 1964, with production beginning the following year. In 1984 the distillery closed - or fell silent, to use the traditional term.

Happily though, Alexander Bulloch and the Glen Catrine Company acquired the business and resumed malt production in 1987. Grain whisky production began in 1993 and two new malt stills were added in 1999.

At the time the Grain distillery opened in 1994, it was the only distillery in Scotland producing both Grain and Malt whisky. It also operates a unique set-up of three sets of stills.

Loch Lomond Distillery will host our guests in intimate tastings, where Muzi Mathe, the Brand Ambassador, will take guests through the perfect serve. Muzi Mathe has been in the whisky industry for over 6 years, starting off as brand ambassador for Glenfiddich until this point where he proudly represents 2 independent distilleries, Loch Lomond Whiskies which is the official spirit of the Open Golf Championship and Glen Scotia Malts one of only 3 distilleries still standing from the smallest whisky producing region; Campbeltown.

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