Burnbrae distillery

Lowland single malt Scotch whisky

While the precise location of Burnbrae distillery is unclear, it could have been sited at Burnbrae Farm in Balfron, Stirlingshire, an early 20th century operation which has long since disappeared. 

Alternatively the distillery may well have been situated at a different Burnbrae Farm in Kincardine, Clackmannanshire, near Tulliallan Police College. If this was the location, Burnbrae was close to the 19th century’s Gog and Magog of distilling, Kennetpans and Kilbagie, the two first truly industrial distilleries in Scotland.   

  • Region
  • Production type
    Single malt
  • Distillery Status

Burnbrae History

If Kincardine was indeed the setting for Burnbrae distillery, its neighbours did little to aid its survival. A licence for Burnbrae distillery was first obtained by James Douglas and Co. in 1816, but the operation closed after just three years.


  • 1816 Burnbrae distillery is licensed to James Douglas and Co.
  • 1819 The distillery closes


Burnbrae Farm
Church nr Tulliallan Castle
United Kingdom

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