Sunday, September 6, 2015

List of Active Scottish Malt Whisky Distilleries

It is often discussed how many working distilleries there is in Scotland

124 according to this list:

Distilleries that have bottled something:

1 Aberfeldy
2 Aberlour
3 Abhainn Dearg
4 Ailsa Bay
5 Allt-a-Bhainne
6 Ardbeg
7 Ardmore
8 Arran
9 Auchentoshan
10 Auchroisk
11 Aultmore
12 Balblair
13 Balmenach
14 Balvenie
15 Benriach
16 Benrinnes
17 Benromach
18 Ben Nevis
19 Bladnoch
20 Blair Athol
21 Bowmore
22 Braeval
23 Bruichladdich
24 Bunnahabhain
25 Caol Ila
26 Cardhu
27 Clynelish
28 Cragganmore
29 Craigellachie
30 Dailuaine
31 Dalmore
32 Dalwhinnie
33 Deanston
34 Dufftown
35 Edradour
36 Fettercairn
37 Glenallachie
38 Glenburgie
39 Glencadam
40 Glendronach
41 Glendullan
42 Glenfarclas
43 Glenfiddich
44 Glengarioch
45 Glenglassaugh
46 Glengoyne
47 Glengyle
48 Glenkinchie
49 Glenlivet
50 Glenlossie
51 Glenmorangie
52 Glenrothes
53 Glentauchers
54 Glenturret
55 Glen Elgin
56 Glen Grant
57 Glen Keith
58 Glen Moray
59 Glen Ord
60 Glen Scotia
61 Glen Spey
62 Highland Park
63 Inchgower
64 Isle of Jura
65 Kilchoman
66 Kininvie
67 Knockando
68 Knockdhu
69 Lagavulin
70 Laphroaig
71 Linkwood
72 Loch Lomond
73 Longmorn
74 Macallan
75 Macduff
76 Mannochmore
77 Miltonduff
78 Mortlach
79 Oban
80 Old Pulteney
81 Royal Brackla
82 Royal Lochnagar
83 Scapa
84 Speyburn
85 Speyside
86 Springbank
87 Strathearn
88 Strathisla
89 Strathmill
90 Talisker
91 Tamdhu
92 Tamnavulin
93 Teaninich
94 Tobermory
95 Tomatin
96 Tomintoul
97 Tormore
98 Tullibardine
99 Wolfburn

Distillleries that haven't bottled a 3 year old yet

100 Aberargie Distillery
101 Annandale
102 Arbikie
103 Ardnamurchan
104 Ballindalloch
105 Clydeside Distillery
106 Daftmill
107 Dalmunach
108 Dornoch
109 Eden Mill
110 Glasgow Distilling Co.
111 Inchdairnie
112 Isle of Harris
113 Isle of Raasay Distillery
114 Kingsbarns
115 Lindores Abbey Distillery
116 Ncn'ean Distillery
117 Roseisle
118 Torabhaig


119 Cameron Bridge
120 Girvan
121 Invergordon
122 North British
123 Starlaw
124 Strathclyde

The Joker

??? Loch Ewe


  1. Great list, if thats OK for you Id like to post that in my site also (with a link to this original post of course)

  2. It's difficult to keep up with all the new distilleries and when they have started distilling - something I've been trying to do as well. There is one more new distillery that you've not yet listed - Ncn'ean Drimnin in Morvern.
    As for the joker, It still has a web presence, indeed a new one dated 2017. However the website uses pictures from other distilleries, as does the Facebook page.. There is no contact phone number on either the distillery's site or that of the linked Drumchork Lodge Hotel. A google search brings up the same number 01445 731242 as that listed by, but it comes back as an Invalid Number when you try to ring it. There is a London phone number on the Facebook page (, but that cuts off immediately.
    There were a number of posts on the Facebook page during August using, as mentioned above, photos from other distilleries, and appearing to suggest that things were still functioning, though the use of the 'e' in the spelling of whiskey is also odd.
    The entry is not dated but states "In 2015 Drumchork Lodge Hotel and Loch Ewe distillery was put up for sale to allow the Clotworthys to retire. It is currently under offer."
    The most recent TripAdvisor reviews also point to its demise:
    "Dropped by on a mid week afternoon, but both the micro-distillery and the hotel next door were shut-up. Checking with the owners of the Aultbea hotel down in the village, the owners had given up and moved away. Shame - looked as if it would have been quite promising" (6 June 2017)
    "Located a little off the Aultbea Road, this 'unique' distillery offers the whisky enthusiast a real alternative to the corporate distillery tour. It you want to be insulted - you will get it, if you want to be told to 'hurry up I am about to start a tour' (only consisting of two misguided souls!) - you will get it, if you want to be ripped off - don't worry, you will get it. Best keep the £10 tour fee and enjoy a proper dram elsewhere. Dire." (11 April 2017)
    Reviews from 2016 were much better, though the reviews of the Drumchork Hotel have been consistently bad.

  3. Thank You. I remember reading about Drimnin a while ago but missed they started allready. The reason I probably never add Lochewe to the list is that I doubt they have the intention to age their spirit


  4. I do recall a Loch Ewe stall at some Whisky Festivals, probably about 10 years ago, and I assume they had some samples, though I can't be sure. What I do recall is that the product they were selling was a stay at the hotel, where you could distil your own spirit and take it away in a small cask - suggests that a small amount of spirit was matured for 3 years and that there was even an 8yo, but the capacity was so small, that little if any is around today.
    I will make some further enquiries, and post anything I do find out here as well as my own site.
    As to Ncn'ean, I only found out about them have started distilling about three weeks ago - their site says they started distilling in March, bit they don't seem to have had much publicity.