Scotland's unluckiest distillery.
Highland single malt Scotch whisky
Auldtown distillery was likely at or near Auldtown of Carnousie, a farm in Forglen parish, midway between Turriff and Aberchirder. It is also highly likely to have been beside the burn that flowed from Auldtown Hill, down through the estate, toward the River Deveron.
Auldtown had two brief spells of life during the years 1816-26, with an eight-year gap in between. The site’s first licensee was George Gellie Jr., who was followed by George Gellie. Whether this was one man, or father and son, is not known.
- 1816 The distillery is licensed to George Gellie Jr.
- 1817 The distillery goes silent
- 1825 The licence is then in the name of George Gellie
- 1826 The distillery closes