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Portnauld distillery

Lowland Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Though the distillery is gone, Portnauld farm still exists today, close to the confluence of the White and Black Cart rivers that flow into the Clyde west of Renfrew.

The end of Glasgow Airport is less than half a mile away from Portnauld farm, putting it almost under a flightpath. Passengers taking off or landing may get a glimpse of the site that was home to this small distillery two centuries ago. 

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  • Region
    Lowland
  • Production type
    Single malt
  • Distillery Status
    Demolished
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Portnauld History

Portnauld distillery was registered to John Fairly in the mid-1780s and he distilled there until he was sequestrated in 1787.

Matthew Brown resumed production on the premises in 1795 but the site was closed for good in 1798.

Timeline

  • Mid-1780s Portnauld distillery is operated by licensee John Fairly
  • 1787 John Fairly is sequestrated and Portnauld falls silent
  • 1795 The distillery is re-opened by Matthew Brown
  • 1798 Portnauld is finally closed
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Contact

Address
Town of Inchinnan
Renfrew
Renfrewshire
United Kingdom
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  • Harvey MacNair & Co Harvey MacNair & Co Harvey MacNair & Co Blender

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