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

Distillleries that haven't bottled a 3 year old yet

105 Aberargie Distillery
106 Arbikie
107 Ardnahoe
108 Ardnamurchan
109 Ballindalloch
110 Borders
111 Clydeside Distillery
112 Dalmunach
113 Dornoch
114 Glenwyvis
115 Inchdairnie
116 Isle of Harris
117 Isle of Raasay Distillery
118 Lindores Abbey Distillery
119 LoneWolf Spirits
120 Ncn'ean Distillery
121 Roseisle
122 Torabhaig


123 Cameron Bridge
124 Girvan
125 Invergordon
126 North British
127 Starlaw
128 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.