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Ardlussa Distillery

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Glebe Street, Campbeltown

1879 The distillery was built and operated by the Ardlussa Distillery Company. It was the last distillery to be built in Campbeltown, the town with the highest concentration of whisky distilleries in Scotland. It stood next to Glen Nevis Distillery, built two years earlier. Alfred Barnard noted its output for 1885 to have been 118,000 gallons.

1919 West Highland Malt Distilleries Limited was incorporated and Ardlussa was one of six Campbeltown distilleries acquired in an attempt to rationalise the industry locally.

1923 West Highland Malt Distilleries Limited went into voluntary liquidation and the distillery never resumed production.

See Also


Sources of Information

  • National Records of Scotland BT2/10745 (West Highland Malt Distilleries Limited)
  • Edinburgh Gazette 20 November 1923
  • Alfred Barnard "The Whisky Distilleries of the United Kingdom" (1887)
  • David Stirk, The Distilleries of Campbeltown: The Rise and Fall of the Whisky Capital of the World (2019)