Huntly distillery

Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Huntly distillery sat on the east bank of the River Bogie close to the town of Huntly and its medieval castle, both being on the west bank.

On current maps, Pirries Mill is today a large farming complex close to the Bogie and with a feeder stream running through it. The original distillery building or buildings were doubtless demolished years ago so pinpointing its exact location is not possible. 

  • Region
  • Production type
    Single malt
  • Distillery Status
  • Previous names
    Pirries Mille
    Perries Mill
    Peiries Mill

Huntly History

The distillery opened in 1824 under the Huntly Distillery Co., but it was possibly mothballed not long afteward. It was restarted in 1832 by John Robertson & Co., which distilled for a remarkable 28 years until 1860 or later. However, Huntly was reported as ‘not operating’ in 1867 and has not distilled since.


  • 1824 Huntly distillery is founded by the Huntly Distillery Co., but is shut down that year or soon after
  • 1832 After a period of silence, Huntly distillery is re-opened by John Robertson & Co.
  • 1860 or later Distilling at Huntly ceases
  • 1867 The distillery is noted as ‘not operating’


United Kingdom

See also

  • Cants Mill Cants Mill Cants Mill Distillery

    Cants Mill

    A rural farm distillery open in Angus for just a year in the early 19th century.

  • West Mill West Mill West Mill Distillery

    West Mill

    Perthshire distillery that operated in the early 19th century.

  • Glenburn Glenburn Glenburn Distillery


    Urban Aberdeen distillery that survived 40 years in the early 19th century.

  • Seggie Seggie Seggie Distillery


    A lost 19th century distillery opened beside the Eden estuary at Guardbridge, Fife.

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