Carnwath distillery

Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Wilsontown is a hamlet near the village of Forth, about nine miles north-east of Lanark and six miles north-west of Carnwath. It is located on the Mouse Water, east of the A706 from West Calder to Lanark. The distillery was doubtless built on or next to the Mouse Water.

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    Single malt
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Carnwath History

Wilsontown distillery was founded in 1825 by Hugh Goold, who ran it until he was sequestrated and forced to close the following year. The distillery then stood silent for seven years before being briefly revived in 1833. However, it closed for the last time in 1834. 


  • 1825 Wilsontown distillery is licensed to Hugh Goold
  • 1826 The distillery is silent after licensee Hugh Goold is sequestrated
  • 1833 Wilsontown is re-opened by new licensees John Stein & Co.
  • 1834 The distillery is permanently closed


South Lanarkshire
United Kingdom

See also

  • Avonglen Avonglen Avonglen Distillery


    Avonglen registered for just a few years in Larkhall, Lanarkshire.

  • Castle Hill Castle Hill Castle Hill Distillery

    Castle Hill

    A South Lanarkshire distillery near Carluke that closed in the 1830s.

  • Gill Gill Gill Distillery


    A lost Lowland distillery near Lesmahagow in Lanarkshire that survived 15 years from 1825 to 1840.

  • Burn Stewart Distillers Burn Stewart Distillers Burn Stewart Distillers Distiller & blender

    Burn Stewart Distillers

    Distilling and blending company.

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