ONE of Campbeltown’s three surviving distilleries, Glen Scotia, has added an exceptionally rare 45-year-old single malt to its range.

Encased in a handcrafted walnut box, and limited to 150 bottles world-wide, Glen Scotia 45-year-old Single Malt Scotch Whisky is not only the oldest expression to be released by Glen Scotia distillery but also one of the most exclusive.

The liquid was distilled in December 1973 before being filled into refill bourbon casks two days before Christmas. More than three decades later, in 2011, the spirit was re-casked into first fill bourbon then laid to mature by distiller Michael Henry before finally bottling this year.

He said: “Glen Scotia 45-year-old is one of the most magnificent expressions to be produced by our Campbeltown distillery and we are excited that after 45 years we are now able to unveil it to the world.

“Distilled in 1973, this single malt is steeped in history and is extraordinarily rare. It embodies all of the unique elements which Glen Scotia is known for.”