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Region: Lowland
StatusDismantled in 1975

The Kinclaith was the last Malt whisky still built in Glasgow,[1] within the Strathclyde Grain distillery complex, in 1958.[2] The Kinclaith distillery was closed in 1975.[3]


The Kinclaith was a lowland malt Scotch whisky, produced from the waters of Loch Katrine.

Following the closure of the still, the stock, casked and bottled, has become rare, making it more collectable and the value has increased substantially.[4] Today it is one of the most expensive brands in the world with bottles fetching prices of between $1500 and $4000 each.[5]

Value increases[edit]

Year sold Bottled Value Currency
1966 1958 17 [6] GBP
2004 1966 300 [6] GBP
2004 1967 999 [4] GBP


  1. ^ Kinclaith Retrieved November 2011
  2. ^ Maclean, C. (2008) Whisky p.113. Dorling Kindersley Ltd. ISBN 1-4053-2814-2. Retrieved November 2011
  3. ^ Whisky Magazine Directory: Kinclaith entry Retrieved November 2011
  4. ^ a b Peter Temple, P. (2004) Superhobby Investing: Making Money from Antiques, Coins, Stamps, Wine, Woodland and Other Alternative Assets p.240-241 Harriman House Limited. ISBN 1-897597-33-9. Retrieved November 2011
  5. ^ Google search
  6. ^ a b The Scotsman (12 June 2004) Get into the spirit of saving Retrieved November 2011

Coordinates: 55°50′54″N 04°14′27″W / 55.84833°N 4.24083°W / 55.84833; -4.24083