The distillery had a very stable existence throughout the last century. Up to 1895 it belonged to the original licensees, but then changed hands twice more before falling silent, as did so many of its neighbours, in the 1920s. For a while it belonged to the owners of Scapa distillery in Orkney, right at the other end of the country.
The buildings, including the malt barns and the barley lofts, are Victorian and the still house is thought to be original. Glen Scotia maintained its cooperage function and there has always been a cooper on the distillery payroll.
The distillery has a resident ghost, that of a previous owner, Duncan MacCallum, who drowned himself in Campbeltown Loch in 1930 after losing a fortune in a crooked business deal.