Edinburgh

1780 - 1860s

Founded by John Haig, brother of James of Canonmills. In some way the two distilleries were to have not a dissimilar history.

Lochrin folded in the great collapse of 1788 and was reopened in 1795. It was run by both brothers, John & James, until 1810 when it again went into sequestration. It was up and running again from 1821 - 1848 (James Haig & Sons) and was sold to C & D Gray Distillers before eventually ceasing production in 1860 when it became the Lochrin Iron Works - William Bain & Co.

 

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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