House of Burn distillery

Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky

House of Burn – also called House of Burns – was a close neighbour of Clathick distillery at Monzievaird, Perthshire. It stood beside the main road from Crieff to Comrie and St Fillans with a burn flowing past that, after joining others, flowed down to the River Earn. The actual House of Burn is still there today.

Interestingly, the sequestration of its last owner, McAra & Stirling, in 1827 even made the London Gazette in February 1828. Two meetings of creditors were held in the Commercial Inn, Crieff, on 5 and 25 February to tie up matters relating to the business under trustee David Burns.

  • Region
  • Production type
    Single malt
  • Distillery Status
  • Previous names
    House of Burns

House of Burn History

House of Burn distillery was opened by Andrew McAra & Co. in 1825 and distilled for a year until the partnership developed into McAra & Stirling. The new company ran the distillery until its sequestration in 1827.


  • 1825 The House of Burn distillery is licensed to Andrew McAra & Co.
  • 1826 Distilling continues under Messrs McAra & Stirling
  • 1827 McAra & Stirling is sequestrated and the distillery closed


Perth and Kinross
United Kingdom

See also

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    A lost Stirlingshire distillery. Not to be confused with the many blends that use the Bard’s name.

  • Abbotshaugh Abbotshaugh Abbotshaugh Distillery


    One of 18 lost distilleries in the Falkirk area, Abbotshaugh had a brief existence.

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    Cumbria-based brewer that created blended Scotch whisky brand, The Glenlivet-Blend.

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