House of Muir distillery

Lowland Single Malt Scotch Whisky

The House of Muir was one of Midlothian’s fleeting distilleries that distilled at the end of the 18th century at House of Muir Farm, north of Penicuik and near Milton Bridge.

The farm buildings are still on current maps, sitting beside the A702 Edinburgh-to-Biggar road, with a small burn close by that feeds into the Glencorse Burn which eventually joins the River North Esk. One ironic touch is that just across the road now stands a water treatment works.

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    Single malt
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House of Muir History

House of Muir distillery was licensed to James Aikman in 1795. He distilled for three years until the site was closed in 1798.


  • 1795 Distillery started by James Aikman
  • 1798 Distillery is closed


United Kingdom

See also

  • House of Burn House of Burn House of Burn Distillery

    House of Burn

    Also called House of Burns, a lost distillery at Monzievaird, near Crieff in Perthshire.

  • Abbotshaugh Abbotshaugh Abbotshaugh Distillery


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

  • Glasson's Penrith Breweries Glasson's Penrith Breweries Glasson's Penrith Breweries Blender

    Glasson's Penrith Breweries

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

  • Bridge of Don Bridge of Don Bridge of Don Distillery

    Bridge of Don

    A lost distillery that operated somewhere on Aberdeen’s northern edge in the late 18th century.

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