One of a swathe of lost Islay distilleries, Bridgend was briefly licensed in the early 19th century.
Highland single malt Scotch whisky
The urban distillery of Bridgend was probably somewhere in the Perth district, east of the Tay. This makes it one of 11 lost distilleries in the Perth area.
Bridgend was said to be a single-still distillery, one of the first in a city that eventually boasted three of the greatest names in Scotch whisky – John Dewar, Arthur Bell and Matthew Gloag. It also sat not far from one of Perth’s more enduring distilleries, Isla.
Bridgend was opened by John McFarlane in 1817, but closed after just two years in operation.
- 1817 Bridgend distillery opens, licensed to John McFarlane
- 1819 The distillery closes
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