Also spelled Holme, this was one of several lost early distilleries in the Kirkintilloch area.
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Also called Waterside, this distillery near Kirkintilloch, Dunbartonshire, knew three periods of operation spread over six or seven decades.
The distillery stood beside the Luggie Burn, a stream south-east of Kirkintilloch. On the burn’s south bank runs Old Duntiblae Road, on the north bank is Waterside housing estate. Its main approach road is Bankhead Road and one source places the distillery there, but it is possible it stood on the Duntiblae side, or even that it straddled the burn.
Duntiblae distillery was first licensed to James Andrew in 1795, before closing for 30 years. In 1825 it was re-opened by Robert Jeffrey, who distilled until 1830. Another 30-year period of silence followed until it was reported operating in 1860.
- 1795 Duntiblae distillery is opened and closed in the same year by James Andrew
- 1825 The distillery is re-opened by Robert Jeffrey
- 1830 Jeffrey ceased trading and the distillery was closed
- 1860 Duntiblae is reported as ‘operating’ but no re-opening or closure date known
Glasgow-based pub-operator that was formerly associated with distilling and blending.