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Lochindaal factsheet

Name Pronounced AKA Region Country of Origin
Lochindaal Port Charlotte; Rhinns Islay Scotland
Status Active Whisky Type Website Tours Available
Closed 1829 - 1929 Malt Lochindaal Not Available
Manager Distiller Blender Owned by Parent Group

Lochindaal Timeline:

1829-31: Colin Campbell

1831-32: McLennan & Grant

1833-35: George McLennan when bankrupt

1837: Walter Graham, Rhinns

1851: Operating

1852: Henderson, Lamont & Co. went bankrupt

1852: Rhins Distillery & Co. (John McLennan managing partner)

1855: William Guild & Co. dissolved (partners William Guild and John B. Sherriff)

1855-95: John B. Sherriff continued until 1895 when J.B. Sherriff & Co. was formed to acquire the Lochindaal business, that of William Taylor & Co. of Lochhead, Campbeltown, and sugar and rum estates in Jamaica

1921: Acquired by Benmore Distilleries Ltd.

1929: Benmore Distilleries Ltd. was taken over by the Distillers Company Ltd. (DCL)

1929: Distillery closed and dismantled. Warehouses retained and licensed to Macleay Duff (Distillers) Ltd.

1994?: The malt barns are now occupied by the Islay Creamery

Can I tour Lochindaal?

No, unfortunately Lochindaal distillery is not open to the public for tours