The world’s first luxury blended whisky owned by Chivas Brothers is a lesson in survival.
Highland single malt Scotch whisky
The farm distillery was located on a stream also called Black Burn, which supplied water to the site on its way north to the River Don.
It stood on what is today Woodburn Road, a residential street in the village on the outskirts of Aberdeen.
Like so many new distilleries at the start of the 19th century, Blackburn distillery lived a pretty short life. Opened in 1825, it was licensed to the firm Wilson and Co. However the company was dissolved in 1830 and Blackburn was closed.
- 1825 Blackburn distillery opens under Wilson and Co.
- 1830 Wilson and Co. is dissolved and the distillery is closed