Famous Campbeltown distillery to cheer 'entrepreneurial spirit' of Britain

Glen Scotia has been unveiled as the first “entrepreneurial spirit partner” for the Great British Entrepreneur Awards.

The Scotch whisky brand, owned by Loch Lomond Group, is one of the few Campbeltown distilleries to have maintained production from the heady days of the 1830s.

The brand is owned by Loch Lomond Group and is one of the few Campbeltown distilleries to have maintained production from the heady days of the 1830s when the region was known as the whisky capital of the world.

The partnership will see Glen Scotia sponsor the entrepreneurial spirit award. It will also recognise and reward a business owner who has shown particular entrepreneurial spirit each month.

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John Grieveson, chief marketing officer at Glen Scotia, said: “The early entrepreneurial spirit shown by our founders back in 1832 is embedded in Glen Scotia’s DNA.

“Back then, our founders, along with many others at the time, rode the wave of entrepreneurialism seen in Campbeltown in the early 1800s, harnessing the abundance of natural resources needed to produce quality Scotch Whisky, as well as new technology including steam navigation which meant that whisky could be shipped directly to Glasgow in under nine hours from what is still one of the most remote parts of Scotland’s mainland.

“We’re proud to be one of the three surviving distilleries from this boom-town era, which has only been achieved by our ability to innovate and adapt the business over the centuries.

“Our new partnership with the GBEA is therefore very fitting, and we are very much looking forward to working with them to support the new generation of British entrepreneurs.”

Francesca James, founder of the Great British Entrepreneur Awards, which have been running since 2013, added: “I’m delighted to announce this new and unique partnership with Glen Scotia.”

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