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...

The Stein Family

THE FORGOTTEN DYNASTY Most historians describe the Steins as a great whisky dynasty, probably one of the greatest understatements you will ever read. Yes, the Steins revolutionised both the Scottish and Irish whisky industries, but without a doubt the family were also...

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...

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...