Belview distillery

Lowland single malt Scotch whisky

Although known to have operated in Glasgow, the exact site of Belview distillery is a mystery. A possible location could be the farm known as Belleview, which was operating in Rutherglen as late as 1912.

  • Region
  • Production type
    Single malt
  • Distillery Status

Belview History

The excise act of 1823 sanctioned the distilling of whisky and in the ensuing boom numerous distilleries opened to capitalise on this new opportunity.  Unfortunately, many of these, Belview included, did not last more than a few years. Licence holder John Bilton opened Belview in 1825 only to close its doors permanently in 1826. 


  • 1825 John Bilton starts distilling at Belview
  • 1826 Belview is closed


United Kingdom

See also

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  • Edrington Edrington Edrington Distiller & blender


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  • Clydeside Clydeside Clydeside Distillery


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