Bow Street Distillery

1780 – 1971 Founded by John Stein of Kennetpans. John Jameson, originally from Alloa, was related to the Steins / Haig’s through marriage. John became manager at Stein’s Bow Street distillery before taking full ownership in 1805. By 1810 it had been officially...

Kincaple Distillery

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...

Kirkliston Distillery

1795 – Established under the name Cambsmiln in 1795 and over its first 30 years had three owners / operators. It was bought in 1825 by Andrew Stein who installed one of the first continuous stills, it was not a success and he was sequestrated by 1831. Distilling...

Kennetpans and Kilbagie

In many ways it is easier to cover these two great distilleries in one section. KENNETPANS DISTILLERY c1720 – 1825 Founder John Stein (1697 – 1773) The exact date of distilling at Kennetpans is not known but it is thought the ruins still present date back...

Marlfield Distillery

Clonmel, Ireland 1817 – c1859 Built as a grain mill in 1769 by Stephen Moore. Purchased by John Bogwell and used with great success for making cakes and baking. Purchased by John Stein & Co in 1817 and the distillery was producing 8,268 gallons of whisky per...

Canongate Brewery

Apart from this article, which is from The Caledonian Mercury dated September 24th 1821, we know very little about this brewery so if you can supply any information, we would be very grateful.  

29th February 1788

Kennetpans 29th February 1788 Messrs Boulton & Watt Gentm Hope Mr Watt got safe home & is much the better of his journey. I have since that time been in London attending a very disagreeable & vexatious time of being in the house of Commons where I had the...

IFLI Grant

Since being accepted as part of the initiative, the trust was awarded a grant of £60 000 with the funds coming from Historic Environment Scotland and the Heritage Lottery Fund. This funding is being held on the trust’s behalf by HES.