Scotland: Whisky & Distilleries
the candidates for the title of "oldest Scotland's distillery",
Littlemill claims to have the most ancient creation date, 1772.
Rebuild in 1875, the distillery used the process of triple distillation
until the mid 1930's. Mothballed from 1984 to 1989 the production
has been resumed for about 5 years after modernisation of the installations.
Closed again in 1994, it has been partially dismantled.
The remaining buildings are nearly in ruin.
However the plan to reopen this distillery and to transform it into a living museum exist.
Is there sill any chance the distillery will reopen one day? When one sees the current state of the building, one could doubt about this...
Some other projects also exist.The local authority gave outline permission in 1995 for a residential development, but plans were not legged before permission elapsed. The site was bought by developers Newstead Properties with the intention to build houses and luxury flats after having dismantled the kilns and mills.
On 4 september 2004, a (probably intentional) fire destroyed the remains of the oldest distillery in Scotland...
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|WDTS: blind tasting sessions||List of all distilleries||How whisky is made||Central Highlands, Eastern Highlands, Northern Highlands,Western Highlands|
|Recent tastings||Distillery owners||Whisky history||Speyside|
|Visitors notes||The independent bottlers||All the bottles in collection||Lowlands|
|Post your own notes||The distilleries in their historical context||By order of preference||Islay|
|Interactive map of the distilleries||By order of value for money||Campbeltown|