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Skelbo distillery

Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Although both estates are near Dornoch in Sutherland, Skelbo should not be confused with Skibo, the castle and estate built by steel magnate Andrew Carnegie that has since become a five-star venue.

Skelbo estate lies on the south shore of Loch Fleet and consists of a ruined castle, numerous farms, and street of cottages called Skelbo Street.

The Skelbo Burn meanders through the estate to meet the nearby loch and the distillery logically sat beside it, although exactly where is difficult to pinpoint after 220 years.  

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  • Region
    Highland
  • Production type
    Single malt
  • Distillery Status
    Demolished
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Skelbo History

Skelbo distillery was licensed to James Boag (or Boog) in 1798, but it closed that same year.

Timeline

  • 1798 James Boag/Boog is licensed to distil at Skelbo, but ceases operation in the same year
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Contact

Address
Loch Fleet
Skelbo
Sutherland
United Kingdom
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See also

  • Clynelish Clynelish Clynelish Distillery & brand

    Clynelish

    Highlands site built next to Brora.

  • Brora Brora Brora Distillery & brand

    Brora

    Originally known as Clynelish, Brora has become a cult whisky.

  • Gladfield Gladfield Gladfield Distillery

    Gladfield

    Also spelled Gledfield, this was a fleeting distillery in Ross and Cromarty from 1798-99.

  • Helmsdale Helmsdale Helmsdale Distillery

    Helmsdale

    A Sutherland distillery in its namesake town that ran from 1825-40 under three licensees.

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