An early Paisley distillery that operated briefly in the late 18th century.
Lowland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
This distillery stood in Smithills Street, Paisley, just east of the White Cart River. The site was probably obliterated decades later when the railway came to Paisley and the town’s Gilmour Street Station was built.
Smithills distillery was active in the 1780s under an unknown distiller who was declared bankrupt in 1790. It is probable that the distillery buildings were used for other purposes after Smithills folded.
However, a map of 1828 does not show any buildings being used as a maltings, mill or any other facility a former distillery could be converted to.
- 1780s Smithills distillery is registered and operational
- 1790 The unknown licensee is declared bankrupt and Smithills is closed
A here-and-gone Paisley distillery, open from 1798 to 1799.
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