Balnaketoch distillery

Highland single malt Scotch whisky

Also known as Barnakitto, Balnaketoch was an obscure Perthshire distillery, operated by the same family for a short few years in the early 19th century.

Sadly, its precise location is unknown.

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  • Production type
    Single malt
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  • Previous names

Balnaketoch History

Balnaketoch distillery was opened in 1818 by John Porteous, who was sequestrated two years later. The distillery licence was passed to David Porteous senior and Co., although John was back in control of the operation just six years later.

Sadly he couldn’t make a go of it, and the operation shut down a short time after.


  • 1818 The distillery is opened by John Porteous
  • 1820 John Porteous is sequestrated and the licence passes to David Porteous senior and Co.
  • 1826 John Porteous is once again named as licence holder but the distillery closes soon after


Location Unknown
Perth and Kinross
United Kingdom

See also

  • Achenvoir Achenvoir Achenvoir Distillery


    A lost Islay distillery that was open only briefly in the 1810s.

  • Babute Babute Babute Distillery


    One of many lost distilleries in Argyll that was operational briefly in the 18th century.

  • Balon Balon Balon Distillery


    A late 18th-century distillery, active for less than a year at an unknown location in Perthshire.

  • Barkmill Barkmill Barkmill Distillery


    Barkmill was the name of two mysterious and now lost 19th century distilleries.

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