List of whisky distilleries in Scotland

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This is an incomplete list of whisky distilleries in Scotland. According to the Scotch Whisky Association there were 126 distilleries licensed to produce Scotch whisky in the calendar year 2017.[1]

Currently operating distilleries[edit]

Malt whisky distilleries[edit]

Distillery Location Region Owner
Aberargie Aberargie Lowland Perth Distilling Co
Aberfeldy Aberfeldy Highland Bacardi
Aberlour Aberlour Speyside Pernod Ricard
Abhainn Dearg Uig, Isle of Lewis Island Independent
Ailsa Bay Girvan Lowland William Grant & Sons
Allt-A-Bhainne Glenrinnes Speyside Pernod Ricard
Annandale Annan Lowland Independent
Arbikie Inverkeilor Highland Independent
Ardbeg Port Ellen Islay LVMH
Ardmore Kennethmont Highland Beam Suntory
Ardnahoe Port Askaig Islay Hunter Laing & Co Ltd
Ardnamurchan Ardnamurchan Highland Adelphi Whisky
Arran Lochranza Island Independent
Auchentoshan Dalmuir Lowland Beam Suntory (Morrison Bowmore)
Auchroisk Mulben Speyside Diageo
Aultmore Banffshire Speyside Bacardi
Balblair Edderton Highland ThaiBev
Ballindalloch Ballindalloch Speyside Independent
Balmenach Cromdale Speyside ThaiBev
Balvenie Dufftown Speyside William Grant & Sons
Barra Borve Island Uisge Beatha nan Eilean Ltd
Ben Nevis Fort William Highland Nikka Whisky Distilling Co Ltd
BenRiach Morayshire Speyside Brown-Forman
Benrinnes Banffshire Speyside Diageo
Benromach Forres Speyside Gordon & MacPhail
Bladnoch Wigtown Lowland David Prior
Blair Athol Pitlochry Highland Diageo
Borders Hawick Lowland The Three Stills Company
Bowmore Bowmore Islay Beam Suntory (Morrison Bowmore)
Royal Brackla Nairn Highland Bacardi
Braeval Ballindalloch Speyside Pernod Ricard
Bruichladdich Rhinns of Islay Islay Rémy Cointreau
Bunnahabhain Port Askaig Islay Distell (Burn Stewart)
Caol Ila Port Askaig Islay Diageo
Cardhu Knockando Speyside Diageo
Clydeside Glasgow Lowland Morrison Glasgow Distillers
Clynelish Brora Highland Diageo
Cragganmore Ballindalloch Speyside Diageo
Craigellachie Craigellachie Speyside Bacardi
Daftmill Fife Lowland Independent
Dailuaine Aberlour Speyside Diageo
Dalmore Alness Highland Alliance Global Group (Emperador Inc)
Dalmunach Carron Speyside Pernod Ricard
Dalwhinnie Dalwhinnie Highland Diageo
Deanston Doune Highland Distell (Burn Stewart)
Dornoch Dornoch Highland Independent
Dufftown Banffshire Speyside Diageo
Eden Mill Fife Lowland Independent
Edradour Pitlochry Highland Signatory Vintage Scotch Whisky Co
Fettercairn Laurencekirk Highland Alliance Global Group (Emperador Inc)
Glenallachie Banffshire Speyside Independent
Glenburgie Morayshire Speyside Pernod Ricard
Glencadam Angus Highland Angus Dundee Distiller
Glendronach Aberdeenshire Highland Brown-Forman
Glendullan Banffshire Speyside Diageo
Glen Elgin Morayshire Speyside Diageo
Glenfarclas Ballindalloch Speyside J. & G. Grant
Glenfiddich Dufftown Speyside William Grant & Sons
Glen Garioch Oldmeldrum Highland Beam Suntory (Morrison Bowmore)
Glenglassaugh Portsoy Highland Brown-Forman
Glengoyne Dumgoyne Highland Ian Macleod Distillers
Glen Grant Rothes Speyside Campari
Glengyle Campbeltown Campbeltown Mitchell's Glengyle Ltd
Glen Keith Keith Speyside Pernod Ricard
Glenkinchie Pencaitland Lowland Diageo
Glenlivet Ballindalloch Speyside Pernod Ricard
Glenlossie Elgin Speyside Diageo
Glenmorangie Tain Highland LVMH
Glen Moray Elgin Speyside La Martiniquaise
Glen Ord Muir of Ord Highland Diageo
Glenrothes Rothes Speyside Berry Bros. & Rudd
Glen Scotia Campbeltown Campbeltown Loch Lomond Group
Glen Spey Rothes Speyside Diageo
Glentauchers Mulben Speyside Pernod Ricard
Glenturret Crieff Highland Highland Distillers
GlenWyvis Dingwall Highland Independent (community ownership)
Harris Tarbert Island Independent
Highland Park Kirkwall Island Edrington
Inchdairnie Glenrothes Lowland Independent
Inchgower Buckie Speyside Diageo
Jura Craighouse, Isle of Jura Island Alliance Global Group (Whyte & Mackay)
Kilchoman Kilchoman Islay Independent
Kingsbarns Kingsbarns Lowland Wemyss Malts
Kininvie Dufftown Speyside William Grant & Sons
Knockando Knockando Speyside Diageo
Knockdhu Knock Highland ThaiBev
Lagavulin Port Ellen Islay Diageo
Laphroaig Port Ellen Islay Beam Suntory
Leven Leven Lowland Diageo
Lindores Abbey Newburgh Lowland Independent
Linkwood Elgin Speyside Diageo
Loch Lomond Alexandria Highland Independent
Royal Lochnagar Ballater Highland Diageo
LoneWolf Ellon Highland Independent
Longmorn Elgin Speyside Pernod Ricard
Macallan Craigellachie Speyside Edrington
Macduff Banff Highland Bacardi
Mannochmore Elgin Speyside Diageo
Miltonduff Elgin Speyside Pernod Ricard
Mortlach Dufftown Speyside Diageo
Ncn’ean Lochlaline Highland Drimnin Distillery Co
Oban Oban Highland Diageo
Pulteney Wick Highland ThaiBev
Raasay Isle of Raasay Island R&B Distillers
Roseisle Roseisle Speyside Diageo
Scapa Kirkwall Island Pernod Ricard
Speyburn Rothes Speyside ThaiBev
Speyside Drumguish Speyside Independent
Springbank Campbeltown Campbeltown Independent
Strathearn Methven Highland Independent
Strathisla Keith Speyside Chivas Brothers
Strathmill Keith Speyside Diageo
Talisker Carbost, Isle of Skye Island Diageo
Tamdhu Knockando Speyside Ian Macleod Distillers
Tamnavulin Tomnavoulin Speyside Alliance Global Group (Whyte & Mackay)
Teaninich Alness Highland Diageo
Tobermory Tobermory, Isle of Mull Island Distell (Burn Stewart)
Tomatin Tomatin Highland Takara Shuzo Co
Tomintoul Ballindalloch Speyside Angus Dundee Distiller
Torabhaig Teangue, Isle of Skye Island Mossburn Distillers
Tormore Grantown-on-Spey Speyside Pernod Ricard
Tullibardine Blackford Highland Picard Vins & Spiritueux
Twin River Banchory Highland Deeside Brewery & Distillery Ltd
Wolfburn Thurso Highland Independent

Grain whisky distilleries[edit]

Distillery Location Owner
Cameronbridge Fife Diageo
Girvan Girvan William Grant & Sons
Invergordon Easter Ross Emperador Inc
Loch Lomond Alexandria Independent
North British Edinburgh Diageo/Edrington
Starlaw Livingston La Martiniquaise
Strathclyde Glasgow Pernod Ricard

Closed distilleries[edit]

Former malt distilleries[edit]

Distillery Location Region Year closed
Auchinblae Auchenblae Highland 1930
Auchtermuchty [de] Auchtermuchty Lowland 1926
Ballechin Logierait Highland 1927
Banff Banff Speyside 1983 demolished 1991
Ben Wyvis Dingwall Highland 1977
Brora Brora Highland 1983
Caperdonich Rothes Speyside 2002
Coleburn Near Elgin Speyside 1992
Convalmore Dufftown Speyside 1985
Dallas Dhu Near Forres Speyside 1983
Finnieston Glasgow Lowland 1827
Glen Albyn Inverness Highland 1983 demolished 1988
Glencraig Near Forres Speyside 1981
Glenesk/Hillside Montrose Highland 1985
Glenflagler Airdrie Lowland 1985
Glenfyne/Glendarroch/Glengilp Ardrishaig Highland 1937
Glenlochy Fort William Highland 1983
Glen Mhor Inverness Highland 1983
Glenskiach Evanton Highland 1926
Glenugie Peterhead Highland 1983
Glenury Stonehaven Highland 1985
Hazelburn Campbeltown Campbeltown 1925
Imperial Carron Speyside 1998 demolished 2013
Inverleven Dumbarton Lowland 1991
Killyloch Airdrie Lowland 1985
Kinclaith Glasgow Lowland 1976
Ladyburn Girvan Lowland 1975 demolished 1976
Littlemill Bowling Lowland 1992
Lochindaal Port Charlotte Islay 1929
Lochside Montrose Highland 1992
Millburn Inverness Highland 1985
North Port Brechin Highland 1983
Parkmore Dufftown Speyside 1931
Pittyvaich Dufftown Speyside 1993
Port Charlotte Port Charlotte Islay 1929
Port Ellen Port Ellen Islay 1983
Rosebank Falkirk Lowland 1993
St. Magdalene Linlithgow Lowland 1983
Towiemore Near Keith Speyside 1930

Former grain distilleries[edit]

Distillery Location Owner Year closed
Caledonian Haymarket Diageo 1988
Cambus Tullibody Diageo 1993
Carsebridge Alloa Scottish Grain Distillers 1983
Dumbarton West Dunbartonshire Pernod Ricard 2002
Garnheath Airdrie Inver House Distillers 1986
Port Dundas Glasgow Diageo 2010
Strathmore Tullibody North of Scotland 1980

Further reading[edit]

  • Barnard, Alfred (2008) [1887]. The Whisky Distilleries of the United Kingdom. Edinburgh: Birlinn. ISBN 978-1-84158-652-6.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Facts and Figures". Scotch Whisky Association. Scotch Whisky Association. 1 January 2018. Retrieved 13 April 2018.

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