The Whisky Distilleries of the United Kingdom

On this page you will find the distilleries that Alfred Barnard visited during his two year trip around Scotland, Ireland and England. His tour initially provided an article on each distillery in the Harper's Weekly Gazette and was later released as "The Whisky Distilleries of the United Kingdom" first published in 1887. If you would like a physical copy complete with missing images you can find an incredible hardcover version here.

Visited Name Country Status
1 Port Dundas Scotland Lost
2 Dundashill Scotland Lost
3 Adelphi Scotland Lost
4 Loch Katrine Scotland Lost
5 Yoker Scotland Lost
6 Provanmill Scotland Lost
7 Auchintoshan Scotland Active
8 Littlemill Scotland Lost
9 Tambowie Scotland Lost
10 Clydesdale Scotland Lost
11 Saucel Scotland Lost
12 Gleniffer Scotland Lost
13 Greenock Scotland Lost
14 Hazelburn Scotland Lost
15 Springbank Scotland Active
16 Dalintober Scotland Lost
17 Benmore Scotland Lost
18 Ardlussa Scotland Lost
19 Dalaruan Scotland Lost
20 Lochead Scotland Lost
21 Glen Nevis Scotland Lost
22 Kinloch Scotland Lost
23 Burnside Scotland Lost
24 Glengyle Scotland Active
25 Lochruan Scotland Lost
26 Albyn Scotland Lost
27 Scotia Scotland Active
28 Rieclachan Scotland Lost
29 Glenside Scotland Lost
30 Longrow Scotland Lost
31 Kintyre Scotland Lost
32 Campbeltown Scotland Lost
33 Argyll Scotland Lost
34 Springside Scotland Lost
35 Ardbeg Scotland Active
36 Lagavulin Scotland Active
37 Laphroaig Scotland Active
38 Port Ellen Scotland Closed
39 Bowmore Scotland Active
40 Lochindaal Scotland Lost
41 Bruichladdich Scotland Active
42 Caol Ila Scotland Active
43 Bunnahabhain Scotland Active
44 Jura Scotland Active
45 Glendarroch Scotland Lost
46 Oban Scotland Active
47 Tobermory Scotland Active
48 Talisker Scotland Active
49 Ben Nevis Scotland Active
50 Nevis Scotland Lost
51 Highland Park Scotland Active
52 Scapa Scotland Active
53 Stromness Scotland Lost
54 Pulteney Scotland Active
55 Gerston Scotland Lost
56 Clynelish Scotland Active
57 Balblair Scotland Active
58 Glenmorangie Scotland Active
59 Dalmore Scotland Active
60 Teaninich Scotland Active
61 Ben Wyvis Scotland Lost
62 Ord Scotland Active
63 Glen Albyn Scotland Lost
64 Millburn Scotland Lost
65 Royal Brackla Scotland Active
66 Glenburgie Scotland Active
67 Milton Duff Scotland Active
68 Glen Lossie Scotland Active
69 Linkwood Scotland Active
70 Glen Grant Scotland Active
71 Glen Rothes Scotland Active
72 Glen Spey Scotland Active
73 Macallan Scotland Active
74 Aberlour-Glenlivet Scotland Active
75 Dail-Uaine Scotland Active
76 Cragganmore Scotland Active
77 Cardow Scotland Active
78 Glenfarclas Scotland Active
79 Benrinnes Scotland Active
80 Glenlivet Scotland Active
81 Balmenach Scotland Active
82 Milton Scotland Active
83 Mortlach Scotland Active
84 Inchgower Scotland Active
85 Glenglassaugh Scotland Active
86 Banff Scotland Lost
87 Glendronach Scotland Active
88 Bennachie Scotland Lost
89 Glenadon Scotland Lost
90 Glenugie Scotland Lost
91 Glengarioch Scotland Active
92 Bon Accord Scotland Lost
93 Devanha Scotland Lost
94 Strathdee Scotland Lost
95 Royal Lochnagar Scotland Active
96 Royal Glenury Scotland Lost
97 Fettercairn Scotland Active
98 Brechin Scotland Lost
99 Glencadam Scotland Active
100 Isla Scotland Lost
101 Blair Athol Scotland Active
102 Edradour Scotland Active
103 Auchnagie Scotland Lost
104 Grandtully Scotland Lost
105 Ballechin Scotland Lost
106 Glenturret Scotland Active
107 Glenochil Scotland Lost
108 Cambus Scotland Lost
109 Carsebridge Scotland Lost
110 Glenfoyle Scotland Lost
111 Glenguin Scotland Lost
112 The Caledonian Scotland Lost
113 Edinburgh Scotland Lost
114 Dean Scotland Lost
115 Auchtermuchty Scotland Lost
116 Cameron Bridge Scotland Active
117 Auchtertool Scotland Lost
118 The Grange Scotland Lost
119 Bankier Scotland Lost
120 Rosebank Scotland Closed
121 Bo’ness Scotland Lost
122 St. Magdalene Scotland Lost
123 Kirkliston Scotland Lost
124 Glenmavis Scotland Lost
125 The Glen Kinchie Scotland Active
126 Bladnoch Scotland Active
127 Annandale Scotland Active
128 Langholm Scotland Lost
129 Glentarras Scotland Lost
130 Bow Street Ireland Lost
131 Johns Lane Ireland Lost
132 Thomas Street Ireland Lost
133 Marrowbone Lane Ireland Lost
134 Jones Road Ireland Lost
135 Phoenix Park Ireland Lost
136 Monasterevan Ireland Lost
137 Tullamore Ireland Lost
138 Brusna Ireland Lost
139 Nun’s Island Ireland Lost
140 Limerick Ireland Lost
141 North Mall Ireland Lost
142 Midleton Ireland Lost
143 The Glen Ireland Lost
144 Bandon Ireland Lost
145 Birr Ireland Lost
146 Bishop’s Water Ireland Lost
147 Dundalk Ireland Lost
148 Royal Irish Ireland Lost
149 The Irish Ireland Lost
150 Avoniel Ireland Lost
151 The Upper Ireland Lost
152 The Lower Ireland Lost
153 Bushmills Ireland Active
154 Coleraine Ireland Lost
155 Limavady Ireland Lost
156 Abbey Street Ireland Lost
157 Waterside Ireland Lost
158 Vauxhall England Lost
159 Bank Hall England Lost
160 Bristol England Lost
161 Lea Valley England Lost

Possibly the most important book ever to be published on the subject of whisky is Alfred Barnard’s classic “The Whisky Distilleries of the United Kingdom”. In the mid-80s of the 19th century, Barnard and several companions undertook an extraordinary journey - utilising every mode of transport available at the time, from steamer to horse drawn carriage, they traveled the length and width of the United Kingdom in order to visit every whisky distillery they could. The commission for this journey came from Harper’s Weekly Gazette, who subsequently published Barnard’s book in 1887.

Alfred Barnard began his journey in the spring of 1885 and ended his travels toward the end of the following year having visited and chronicled an amazing 129 distilleries in Scotland, 28 in Ireland and four in England. In reading his book, three things become evident. For one, Barnard openly loved the scenery presented to him in his travels. Secondly his enthusiasm for whisky and the distilling industry and finally, his interest and attention to the technical details of production. His historical and technical chronicles are invaluable when looking at whisky making in the late 19th century.

Happily the copyright on the eBook ’The Whisky Distilleries of the United Kingdom’ has expired, unfortunately the various version Wormtub, Peat Freak, Scotland by the Roadside and Celtic Malts etc. are incomplete and full of broken links. For this reason this fantastic resource is being preserved here. Those looking to find out a little more about Alfred Barnard may also enjoy Alfred Barnard: An Introduction a message from one of his only surviving decedents or Further Information written as a now lost blog post on Loch Fyne.