Rutherglen Bridge distillery

Lowland Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Rutherglen Bridge distillery was situated, as you’d imagine, northwest of Rutherglen bridge, near what is now Glasgow Green, across the Clyde from Richmond Park and Shawfield Stadium.  

  • Region
  • Production type
    Single malt
  • Distillery Status

Rutherglen Bridge History

George Brown held the licence at Rutherglen Bridge from 1817 until he was sequestrated in 1819. The licence subsequently passed to Rutherglen Bridge Distillery Co., which ran the distillery until its closure in 1823.

The site later became a thread works, although all buildings have since been demolished.


  • 1817 Rutherglen Bridge distillery is licensed to George Brown
  • 1819 Brown is sequestrated and the distillery falls silent
  • Unknown date Rutherglen is licensed to Rutherglen Bridge Distillery Co.
  • 1823 The firm is sequestrated and the distillery is closed


Newhall Street
United Kingdom

See also

  • Dumbarton Bridge Dumbarton Bridge Dumbarton Bridge Distillery

    Dumbarton Bridge

    Malt distillery in the town of Dumbarton that briefly operated during the 19th century.

  • South Bridge South Bridge South Bridge Distillery

    South Bridge

    A 19th century distillery that operated on what was then the outskirts of Aberdeen.

  • 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.

  • Eastbridge Eastbridge Eastbridge Distillery


    A Kirckaldy-located 19th century distillery, whose buildings still survive today.

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