A 19th century distillery in the Argyll and Bute region, also known as Rhu.
Highland single malt Scotch whisky
The short-lived distillery at Rhu, then spelled Row, in Dunbartonshire is mysterious and hard to locate.
Alt or Allt means stream or burn, so it probably stood on one of the many burns that flow through the area into the Gareloch. Unfortunately, they are not individually named on any map, current or historic.
A farm named Letrualt sits beside one of them – a possible location for Altduanalt – and a nearby road is called Smuggler’s Way – a hint at illicit distilling activity?
Altduanalt was licensed in 1833 to Messrs Paul & Hunter but seems to have closed that same year.
- 1833 The distillery opens but does not survive the year
Argyll and Bute