Ardincaple distillery

Islands single malt Scotch whisky

Ardincaple is a mansion, still inhabited today, in extensive grounds at Clachan-Seil in the north-west of the island. Its distillery was one of many such sites established in the grounds of castles and country houses in the 18th and 19th century, although Ardincaple’s was rather short-lived.

  • Region
  • Production type
    Single malt
  • Distillery Status

Ardincaple History

Ardincaple distillery was licensed for just one year in 1798 to Duncan Anderson.

For a time in the 19th century, Ardincaple mansion was the residence of Dr Archibald Smith, an expert on Peru.


  • 1798 Ardincaple distillery is licensed to Duncan Anderson
  • 1799 The distillery closes


Ardencaple Bay
Isle of Seil
Argyll and Bute
United Kingdom

See also

  • Isle of Harris Distillers Isle of Harris Distillers Isle of Harris Distillers Distiller

    Isle of Harris Distillers

    The holding company created to build and operate Isle of Harris distillery.

  • Isle of Arran Distillers Isle of Arran Distillers Isle of Arran Distillers Distiller & blender

    Isle of Arran Distillers

    Independent distilling operation, with two distilleries, located on the Isle of Arran.

  • Ballygrant Ballygrant Ballygrant Distillery


    The lost Islay distillery of Ballygrant was but a fleeting part of the island’s history.

  • Bridgend Bridgend Bridgend Distillery


    One of a swathe of lost Islay distilleries, Bridgend was briefly licensed in the early 19th century.

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