Perth distillery

Highland single malt Scotch whisky

The exact location of Perth distillery is unknown. Two sources place the site on John Street, close to the river Tay and between High Street and South Street, Perth’s two main east-west thoroughfares. However, OS maps have it some distance to the west of there, on or near Mill Lane. This location is more likely to have been the distillery’s home as it was close to the town’s mill lade. This water supply still runs openly today before being culverted for its last few hundred meters to the Tay.

  • Region
  • Production type
    Single malt
  • Distillery Status

Perth History

Perth distillery had two licensees in its short history, neither of whom distilled for more than a year. Maps from 1820-30 do not identify any distillery in this area. This is unsurprising as Perth distillery was short-lived and many map-makers of the day would avoid identifying distilleries and breweries.


  • 1821 David Taylor opens Perth distillery
  • 1821 Distilling ceases at Perth
  • 1825 The licence passes to James Duncan & Co. and distilling resumes
  • 1825 Perth distillery is closed for good


St John Street
Perth and Kinross
United Kingdom

See also

  • Morrison & Mackay Morrison & Mackay Morrison & Mackay Independent bottler

    Morrison & Mackay

    Independent bottler and blender with plans to revive Perth’s whisky heritage.

  • Aberargie Aberargie Aberargie Distillery


    A ‘barley to bottle’ farm distillery near Perth owned by the Morrison family.

  • The Perth Distilling Company The Perth Distilling Company The Perth Distilling Company Distiller

    The Perth Distilling Company

    The Morrison family-owned operator of Aberargie distillery near Perth.

  • Bridgend Bridgend Bridgend Distillery


    A lost distillery located at the town of the same name, close to the River Tay.

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