the lost distilleries of scotland

In the 1800’s there were over two hundred distilleries in Scotland, but by 1945 the poor economic and political circumstances of the previous three decades had taken their toll, and around seventy of these distilleries had closed. In the 1980’s, when recession took hold a further dramatic drop in sales led to a whisky surplus which inevitably caused the closure of many more distilleries.

These distilleries are referred to as Scotland’s “Lost Distilleries”. They have been closed, equipment and stills removed, buildings demolished and with it, all the traces of distilling and history are wiped out. All that is left is the whisky, albeit in very limited quantities.

Whether you are a whisky collector, history buff or just a person who wants to expand your palate, then these whiskies are some of the most fascinating bottles on our shelves, providing a unique insight into the past. Here is a glimpse into our selection.

Dallas Dhu 1979, 34 Years Old Speyside
Founded: 1898 – Closed: 1983

Banff 1976, 28 Year Old Highland
Founded: 1824 – Closed: 1983

Glenesk 1984, 20 Year Old Highland
Founded: 1897 – Closed: 1985

Convalmore 1984, 22 Year Old Speyside
Founded: 1893 – Closed: 1985

Pittyvaich 1993, 14 Year Old Speyside
Founded: 1975 – Closed: 1993

Denis Lynch

About Denis Lynch

I am a true homegrown Irishman hailing from the only county you really need to know about, Cork. Whiskey, beer, wine and all manner of spirits are in my blood (figuratively speaking of course!). I first started my career in my Great Aunty Maisey’s pub in New Tipperary, Donoughmore, pouring pints and small drops to the auld lads after the fair. Little did I think back then that I would be taking a short hop, skip and a jump over to the U.S of A. But here I am and I have been with Vine & Table since the beginning. I am now the stores Beverage Manager and Spirits Buyer. I like to think that I have found my niche here in the US. I have a great love for all things spirits-wise and have developed our offerings here at Vine & Table to include the best Single Malt selection in Indiana. Pop in and see me for a chinwag and a small drop next time you are in Carmel. Slainte, Denis
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