Auchinblae distillery

Auchenblae distillery was a scotch whisky distillery in Auchenblae, Kincardine, Aberdeenshire, Scotland.[1][2][3]


The distillery was created in 1895 in the former buildings of a spinning mill (itself built in 1795) beside Luther Water.[1] The design of the new distillery facilities was carried out by Charles C. Doig.[1] This included the building of a damn across the Luther Water, the fitting of a water-driven turbine generator for electricity and a new iron bridge to enable horse-drawn carts to reach the distillery.[1] The distillery went into liquidation in 1916 and was acquired by Macdonlad Greenlees, Williams Ltd, before finally closing in 1930.[1]

While many of the distillery buildings have been demolished, the hydroelectric turbine remains as does a pagoda roof building in the village centre on Burnett Street.[1][4][5][6]


  1. ^ a b c d e f Townsend, Brian (2017). Scotch Missed. Scotland: Neil Wilson Publishing. p. 63. ISBN 978-1906000820.
  2. ^ Maclean, Charles (2013). Malt Whisky: The Complete Guide. Broxburn: Lomond (Octopus). p. 129. ISBN 978-1842043424.
  3. ^ Moss, Michael; Hume, John (1981). The Making of Scotch Whisky. A History of the Scotch Whisky Distilling Industry. James & James (Publishers). ISBN 9780907383000.
  4. ^ "The forgotten whisky heritage of Angus". The Courier. Retrieved 12 February 2022.
  5. ^ "The Secret Malts of Aberdeenshire" (PDF). Aberdeenshire Council. Retrieved 12 February 2022.
  6. ^ Historic Environment Scotland. "DEN MILL BURNETT STREET AUCHENBLAE (Category B Listed Building) (LB10734)". Retrieved 12 February 2022.

Coordinates: 56°53′50″N 2°27′01″W / 56.897204°N 2.450165°W / 56.897204; -2.450165