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I get asked about Scotch distilleries all the time – which are open, which have been closed and then it dawned on me… why don’t I put a list on GreatDrams for you all. Do let me know if you see any omissions or errors as this is a live list and will be updated as and when new developments take place.

Distillery Year Opened
Aberfeldy 1896
Aberlour 1826
AbhainnDearg 2009
Ailsa Bay 2007
Allt-A-Bhainne 1975
Ardbeg 1815
Ardmore 1898
Arran 1993
Auchentoshan 1825
Auchroisk 1974
Aultmore 1896
Balblair 1894
Ballandallock 2014
Balmenach 1824
Balvenie 1892
Ben Nevis 1825
BenRiach 1898
Benrinnes 1835
Benromach 1898
Bladnoch 1825
Blair Athol 1798
Bowmore 1779
Braeval 1974
Bruichladdich 1881
Bunnahabhain 1883
CaolIla 1846
Cardhu 1824
Clynelish 1819
Craggenmore 1870
Craigellachie 1891
Daftmill 2005
Dailuaine 1852
Dalmore 1839
Dalwhinnie 1897
Deanston 1866
Dufftown (Singleton) 1896
Edradour 1837
Fettercairn 1824
Glenallachie 1967
Glenburgie 1829
Glencadam 1825
Glendronach 1826
Glendullan 1898
Glen Elgin 1900
Glenfarclas 1836
Glenfiddich 1887
Glen Garioch 1797
Glenglassaugh 1875
Glengoyne 1833
Glen Grant 1840
Glengyle 2004
Glenkeith 1959
Glankinchie 1837
Glenlivet 1824
Glenlossie 1876
Glanmorangie 1843
Glen Moray 1897
Glen Ord 1838
Glenrothes 1878
Glen Scotia 1832
Glen Spey 1878
Glentauchers 1898
Glenturret 1959
Highland Park 1798
Inchgower 1871
Isle of Jura 1963
Kilchoman 2005
Kingsbarns 2014
Kininvie 1990
Knockando 1898
Knockdhu 1894
Lagavulin 1816
Laphroaig 1815
Linkwood 1821
Loch Lomond 1966
Longmorn 1894
Macallan 1824
Macduff (Glen Deveron) 1962
Mannochmore 1972
Miltonduff 1824
Mortlach 1823
Oban 1794
Pulteney 1826
Roseisle 2008
Royal Brackla 1812
Royal Lochnagar 1845
Scapa 1885
Speyburn 1897
Speyside 1990
Springbank 1828
Strathisla 1786
Strathmill 1891
Talisker 1831
Tamdhu 1896
Tamnavulin 1966
Teaninich 1817
Tobermory 1798
Tomatin 1897
Tomintoul 1965
Tormore 1960
Tullibardine 1949

 

England

Distillery Year Opened
Adnams 2010
Hicks & Healey 2011
The Lakes Distillery 2014
The London Distillery Company 2013
St. George’s Distillery 2006

 

Ireland

Distillery Year Opened
Alltech 2012
Blackwater 2015
Cooley 1987
Dingle 2012
Echlinville 2013
Glendalough 2013
Kilbeggan 2007
New Midleton 1975
Old Bushmills 1784
Teeling 2015
Tullamore 2014
West Cork 2008

Wales

Distillery                   Year Opened
Da Mhile 2012
Penderyn 2000

Closed Distilleries Scotland

Distillery Year Opened Status
Banff 1863 Closed – 1983 Demolished 1990s
Ben Wyvis 1865 Closed – 1977
Brora 1819 Closed – 1983
Caperdonich 1898 Mothballed Now used by Forsyths Coppersmiths
Coleburn 1897 Closed – 1985
Convalmore 1894 Closed – 1985
Dallas Dhu 1899 Closed – 1983
Glen Albyn 1846 Closed – 1983 Now a supermarket site
Glencraig 1958 Closed – 1980s
Glenflagler 1965 Closed – 1980s
Glenlochy 1898 Closed – 1983
Glen Mhor 1892 Closed – 1983 Now a supermarket site
Glenugie 1834 Closed – 1983 Demolished
Glenury Royal 1852 Closed – 1985 Now residential
Hillside / Glenesk 1897 Closed – 1985
Imperial 1897 Demolished
Inverleven 1938 Mothballed Demolished
Kinclaith 1958 Closed – 1977
Ladyburn 1966 Closed – 1970s
Littlemill / Dunglass 1772 Closed – 1994
Lochside 1957 Closed – 1992 Demolished 2010
Millburn 1807 Closed – 1985 Now a Premier Inn/td>
Mosstowie 1964 Closed – 1981
North Port / Brechin 1820 Closed – 1983
Pittyvaich 1975 Closed – 1993 Demolished 1995
Port Ellen 1825 Closed – 1983
Rosebank 1840 Closed – 1993
Saint Magdeline 1798 Closed – 1983

Thanks to Scotty Secker for information on what happened to some of the demolished distilleries.

 


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