Poyntsfield distillery

Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky

The location of Poyntsfield distillery is still very much on the map as a house, farm, cottages and outbuildings, although it is today spelled Poyntzfield. It sits about three quarters of a mile southwest of Jemimaville on the Black Isle, part of Easter Ross and Cromarty.

The distillery’s water was likely supplied by a stream that runs through the area, feeding the Udale Burn on its way to the Cromarty Firth at Jemimaville. 

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  • Production type
    Single malt
  • Distillery Status
  • Previous names

Poyntsfield History

Poyntsfield distillery operated under distiller Duncan Montgomery for a decade from 1813 until he was sequestrated and the site closed.

In recent years the old Poyntzfield house has been rented as a holiday home, with some guests claiming that it is haunted. Whisky, it seems, was not the only spirit at Poyntsfield.


  • 1813 Poyntsfield distillery is licensed to Duncan Montgomery
  • 1823 The licence holder at Poyntsfield is sequestrated and the distillery is closed


Black Isle
Ross and Cromarty
United Kingdom

See also

  • Beauly Beauly Beauly Distillery


    A rural distillery at Beauly, in Inverness-shire, that stood beside the river of the same name.

  • Dunverny Dunverny Dunverny Distillery


    An 18th century Black Isle distillery, also known as Dunvornie or Dunvournie.

  • Findon Findon Findon Distillery


    A here-and-gone distillery at Culbokie in the Ferintosh area of the Black Isle, Easter Ross.

  • Fortrose Fortrose Fortrose Distillery


    A distillery at its namesake village in the Black Isle with a 35-year history, 22 of them silent.

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