Malt distillery near Kirkintilloch which was also known as Waterside.
Lowland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Pinpointing Holm distillery’s exact location is difficult, but it appears to have sat about a half-mile north-west of Kirkintilloch town centre near Springfield, off the Campsie Road beside a burn that flowed down to the River Kelvin.
Kirkintilloch is noteworthy inasmuch as it was one of a handful of Scottish burghs that voted to go ‘dry’ in the famous 1920 referendum, and it was decades before that referendum result was overturned.
Holm distillery was first licensed to David Findlay, who distilled from 1828 to 1837. It sat idle for some time until it was licensed again, to the Germanic-sounding John Matthias Kopper, who was sequestrated in 1848 and the distillery closed permanently.
- 1828 David Findlay establishes Holm distillery in Kirkintilloch
- 1837 The distillery closes
- Unknown Date Distilling resumes under John Matthias Kopper
- 1848 Kopper is sequestrated, and Holm distillery closed once more
Glasgow-based pub-operator that was formerly associated with distilling and blending.