List of whisky distilleries in Scotland

This is an incomplete list of whisky distilleries in Scotland. According to the Scotch Whisky Association there were 128 distilleries licensed to produce Scotch whisky in the calendar year 2018.[1]

Currently operating distilleries

Malt whisky distilleries

Distillery Location Region Owner
AberargieAberargieLowlandPerth Distilling Co
AberfeldyAberfeldyHighlandBacardi
AberlourAberlourSpeysidePernod Ricard
Abhainn DeargUig, Isle of LewisIslandIndependent
Ailsa BayGirvanLowlandWilliam Grant & Sons
Allt-A-BhainneGlenrinnesSpeysidePernod Ricard
AnnandaleAnnanLowlandAnnandale Distillery Company
ArbikieInverkeilorHighlandIndependent
ArdbegPort EllenIslayLVMH
ArdmoreKennethmontHighlandBeam Suntory
ArdnahoePort AskaigIslayHunter Laing & Co Ltd
Ardnamurchan Ardnamurchan Highland Adelphi Whisky
ArranLochranzaIslandIsle of Arran Distillers Ltd.
AuchentoshanDalmuirLowlandBeam Suntory (Morrison Bowmore)
AuchroiskMulbenSpeysideDiageo
AultmoreBanffshireSpeysideBacardi
BalblairEddertonHighlandThaiBev
Ballindalloch Ballindalloch Speyside Independent
BalmenachCromdaleSpeysideThaiBev
BalvenieDufftownSpeysideWilliam Grant & Sons
Barra Borve Island Uisge Beatha nan Eilean Ltd
Ben NevisFort WilliamHighlandNikka Whisky Distilling Co Ltd
BenRiachMorayshireSpeysideBrown-Forman
BenrinnesBanffshireSpeysideDiageo
BenromachForresSpeysideGordon & MacPhail
BladnochWigtownLowlandDavid Prior
Blair AtholPitlochryHighlandDiageo
Borders Hawick Lowland The Three Stills Company
BowmoreBowmoreIslayBeam Suntory (Morrison Bowmore)
Royal Brackla Nairn Highland Bacardi
BraevalBallindallochSpeysidePernod Ricard
BruichladdichRhinns of IslayIslayRémy Cointreau
BunnahabhainPort AskaigIslayDistell (Burn Stewart)
Caol IlaPort AskaigIslayDiageo
CardhuKnockandoSpeysideDiageo
Clydeside Glasgow Lowland Morrison Glasgow Distillers
ClynelishBroraHighlandDiageo
CragganmoreBallindallochSpeysideDiageo
CraigellachieCraigellachieSpeysideBacardi
DaftmillFifeLowlandIndependent
DailuaineAberlourSpeysideDiageo
DalmoreAlnessHighlandAlliance Global Group (Emperador Inc)
DalmunachCarronSpeysidePernod Ricard
DalwhinnieDalwhinnieSpeysideDiageo
DeanstonDouneHighlandDistell (Burn Stewart)
Dornoch Dornoch Highland Independent
DufftownBanffshireSpeysideDiageo
Eden MillFifeLowlandIndependent
EdradourPitlochryHighlandSignatory Vintage Scotch Whisky Co
FettercairnLaurencekirkHighlandAlliance Global Group (Emperador Inc)
GlasgowGlasgowLowlandIndependent
GlenallachieBanffshireSpeysideThe GlenAllachie Distillers Co Limited
GlenburgieMorayshireSpeysidePernod Ricard
GlencadamAngusHighlandAngus Dundee Distiller
GlendronachAberdeenshireHighlandBrown-Forman
GlendullanBanffshireSpeysideDiageo
Glen ElginMorayshireSpeysideDiageo
GlenfarclasBallindallochSpeysideJ. & G. Grant
GlenfiddichDufftownSpeysideWilliam Grant & Sons
Glen GariochOldmeldrumHighlandBeam Suntory (Morrison Bowmore)
GlenglassaughPortsoyHighlandBrown-Forman
GlengoyneDumgoyneHighlandIan Macleod Distillers
Glen GrantRothesSpeysideCampari
GlengyleCampbeltownCampbeltownMitchell's Glengyle Ltd
Glen KeithKeithSpeysidePernod Ricard
GlenkinchiePencaitlandLowlandDiageo
GlenlivetBallindallochSpeysidePernod Ricard
GlenlossieElginSpeysideDiageo
GlenmorangieTainHighlandLVMH
Glen MorayElginSpeysideLa Martiniquaise
Glen OrdMuir of OrdHighlandDiageo
GlenrothesRothesSpeysideEdrington
Glen ScotiaCampbeltownCampbeltownLoch Lomond Group
Glen SpeyRothesSpeysideDiageo
GlentauchersMulbenSpeysidePernod Ricard
GlenturretCrieffHighlandHighland Distillers
GlenWyvis Dingwall Highland Independent (community ownership)
Harris Tarbert Island Independent
Highland ParkKirkwallIslandEdrington
Inchdairnie Glenrothes Lowland Independent
InchgowerBuckieSpeysideDiageo
JuraCraighouse, JuraIslandAlliance Global Group (Whyte & Mackay)
KilchomanKilchomanIslayIndependent
KingsbarnsKingsbarnsLowlandWemyss Malts
KininvieDufftownSpeysideWilliam Grant & Sons
KnockandoKnockandoSpeysideDiageo
KnockdhuKnockHighlandThaiBev
Lagg Lagg Island Isle of Arran Distillers Ltd.
LagavulinPort EllenIslayDiageo
LaphroaigPort EllenIslayBeam Suntory
Leven Leven Lowland Diageo
Lindores Abbey Newburgh Lowland Independent
LinkwoodElginSpeysideDiageo
Loch LomondAlexandriaHighlandLoch Lomond Group
Royal LochnagarBallaterHighlandDiageo
LoneWolfEllonHighlandIndependent
LongmornElginSpeysidePernod Ricard
MacallanCraigellachieSpeysideEdrington
MacduffBanffHighlandBacardi
MannochmoreElginSpeysideDiageo
MiltonduffElginSpeysidePernod Ricard
MortlachDufftownSpeysideDiageo
Ncn’ean Lochlaline Highland Drimnin Distillery Co
ObanObanHighlandDiageo
PulteneyWickHighlandThaiBev
RaasayIsle of RaasayIslandR&B Distillers
RoseisleRoseisleSpeysideDiageo
ScapaKirkwallIslandPernod Ricard
SpeyburnRothesSpeysideThaiBev
SpeysideDrumguishSpeysideIndependent
SpringbankCampbeltownCampbeltownJ & A Mitchell & Co Ltd.
StrathearnMethvenHighlandDouglas Laing & Co.
StrathislaKeithSpeysidePernod Ricard
StrathmillKeithSpeysideDiageo
TaliskerCarbost, Isle of SkyeIslandDiageo
TamdhuKnockandoSpeysideIan Macleod Distillers
TamnavulinTomnavoulinSpeysideAlliance Global Group (Whyte & Mackay)
TeaninichAlnessHighlandDiageo
TobermoryTobermory, Isle of MullIslandDistell (Burn Stewart)
TomatinTomatinHighlandTakara Shuzo Co
TomintoulBallindallochSpeysideAngus Dundee Distiller
TorabhaigTeangue, Isle of SkyeIslandMossburn Distillers
TormoreGrantown-on-SpeySpeysidePernod Ricard
TullibardineBlackfordHighlandPicard Vins & Spiritueux
Twin River Banchory Highland Deeside Brewery & Distillery Ltd
WolfburnThursoHighlandIndependent

Grain whisky distilleries

Distillery Location Owner
CameronbridgeFifeDiageo
Girvan Girvan William Grant & Sons
InvergordonEaster RossEmperador Inc
Loch LomondAlexandriaIndependent
North BritishEdinburghDiageo/Edrington
StarlawLivingstonLa Martiniquaise
StrathclydeGlasgowPernod Ricard

Closed distilleries

Former malt distilleries

Distillery Location Region Year closed
AuchinblaeAuchenblaeHighland1930
AuchtermuchtyAuchtermuchtyLowland1926
AuchtertoolAuchtertoolLowland1927, demolished 1985-6
BanffBanffSpeyside1983 demolished 1991
Ben WyvisDingwallHighland1977
BroraBroraHighland1983
CaperdonichRothesSpeyside2002
ColeburnNear ElginSpeyside1992
ConvalmoreDufftownSpeyside1985
Dallas DhuNear ForresSpeyside1983
FinniestonGlasgowLowland1827
Glen AlbynInvernessHighland1983 demolished 1988
GlencraigNear ForresSpeyside1981
Glenesk/HillsideMontroseHighland1985
GlenflaglerAirdrieLowland1985
Glenfyne/Glendarroch/GlengilpArdrishaigHighland1937
GlenlochyFort WilliamHighland1983
Glen MhorInvernessHighland1983
GlenskiachEvantonHighland1926
GlenugiePeterheadHighland1983
GlenuryStonehavenHighland1985
HazelburnCampbeltownCampbeltown1925
ImperialCarronSpeyside1998 demolished 2013
InverlevenDumbartonLowland1991
KillylochAirdrieLowland1985
KinclaithGlasgowLowland1976
LadyburnGirvanLowland1975 demolished 1976
LittlemillBowlingLowland1992
LochindaalPort CharlotteIslay1929
LochsideMontroseHighland1992
MillburnInvernessHighland1985
North PortBrechinHighland1983
ParkmoreDufftownSpeyside1931
PittyvaichDufftownSpeyside1993
Port CharlottePort CharlotteIslay1929
Port EllenPort EllenIslay1983
RosebankFalkirkLowland1993
St. MagdaleneLinlithgowLowland1983
TowiemoreNear KeithSpeyside1930

Former grain distilleries

Distillery Location Owner Year closed
CaledonianHaymarketDiageo1988
CambusTullibodyDiageo1993
CarsebridgeAlloaScottish Grain Distillers1983
DumbartonWest DunbartonshirePernod Ricard2002
Garnheath Airdrie Inver House Distillers 1986
Port DundasGlasgowDiageo2010
Strathmore Tullibody North of Scotland 1980

See also

Further reading

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

References

  1. "Facts and Figures". Scotch Whisky Association. Scotch Whisky Association. 1 January 2019. Retrieved 17 July 2019.
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