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Avonglen distillery

Lowland single malt Scotch whisky

Avonglen distillery was in the Millheugh area of Larkhall; close to the river Avon, which skirts the town’s west side. Its buildings must have been substantial, as the site was later used as bleach-works.

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  • Region
    Lowland
  • Production type
    Single malt
  • Distillery Status
    Demolished
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Avonglen History

The distillery was opened in 1827 by Messrs Goold and Burns, though it closed the following year. It resurfaced shortly after under the guidance of John Burns & Co., but closed again within months. Its owner was clearly struggling, as it was sequestrated in 1830.

The site saw greater success in later years as a bleach-works, a role it fulfilled until as late as 1980.

Timeline

  • 1827 Messrs Goold and Burns open the distillery at Avonglen
  • 1828 The distillery closes for a brief time
  • 1828-29 John Burns and Co. take over Avonglen and distilling resumes
  • 1829 The distillery closes once again
  • 1830 John Burns and Co. is sequestrated and the distillery closes
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Contact

Address
Quarter
South Lanarkshire
United Kingdom
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See also

  • Carnwath Carnwath Carnwath Distillery

    Carnwath

    Distillery established in Lanarkshire in the early 19th century, also known as Wilsontown.

  • Castle Hill Castle Hill Castle Hill Distillery

    Castle Hill

    A South Lanarkshire distillery near Carluke that closed in the 1830s.

  • Gill Gill Gill Distillery

    Gill

    A lost Lowland distillery near Lesmahagow in Lanarkshire that survived 15 years from 1825 to 1840.

  • Burn Stewart Distillers Burn Stewart Distillers Burn Stewart Distillers Distiller & blender

    Burn Stewart Distillers

    Distilling and blending company.

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