St Andrews

Founded c1780 by Robert Stein financed by his brother James Stein of Kilbagie.

Kincaple was one of the top 5 Great Middleclass Distilleries until the collapse of 1788.

It was reopened by William Haig from 1795 - 1804.

 

For more information about Kincaple Distillery see Haig of West Kincaple section on Ernie Brown's intersting website - 'Kincaple - A Small Village'.

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Experts Comments

"It is difficult to over-estimate the importance of Kennetpans Distillery, founded in the 1720s byJohn Stein  - 'the Father of Commercial Whisky Distilling'. The site is of great importance to the industrial archeological heritage of Scotland. It would be nothing short of a tragedy if the site was left to vanish.”

Charles MacLean, W.S., M.A., LL.B., F.S.A.(Scot)
Master of the Quaich
Whisky Writer