Glen Scotia adopts 100,000 bees

24 October, 2018

Loch Lomond Group's Glen Scotia has adopted 100,000 bees to increase the sustainability of the distillery’s environment.

The Campbeltown-based distillery teamed up with the Plan Bee, Scotland’s leading beekeepers, as part of its plan to position the Kintyre peninsula at the forefront of Scotland’s food and drink map. 

The honey produced on-site will be available to purchase at the distillery in spring 2019 and Glen Scotia hopes it will be on sale at the next Glen Scotia Open Day, which is to be held as part of the Campbeltown Malts Festival in May 2019.

Iain McAlister, distillery manager at Glen Scotia said: “We’re dedicated to improving our corporate sustainability, and by partnering up with Plan Bee, we can help one of the world’s hardest workers.

“They (the bees) will help us to progress our plans to be more sustainable and protect Scotland’s beautiful countryside, which is so crucial to the distilling industry. 

“Whisky itself is made with natural ingredients – water, yeast and malted barley, so it is essential that we do what we can to have a positive impact on the environment and protect the land on which we depend to make our wonderful award-winning Glen Scotia single malt Scotch.” 

Plan Bee is an eco-innovation business offering beehive adoption, management and educational services to individuals and organisations. By providing an area where the bees can thrive, Glen Scotia is helping to preserve the endangered species.


Nick Strangeway


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