Smithills distillery

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. 

  • Region
  • Production type
    Single malt
  • Distillery Status

Smithills History

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


Gauze Street
United Kingdom

See also

  • Blackhall Blackhall Blackhall Distillery


    An early Paisley distillery that operated briefly in the late 18th century.

  • Gallowhill Gallowhill Gallowhill Distillery


    A here-and-gone Paisley distillery, open from 1798 to 1799.

  • Chivas Brothers Holdings Chivas Brothers Holdings Chivas Brothers Holdings Distiller & blender

    Chivas Brothers Holdings

    Scotch whisky arm of Pernod Ricard.

  • Hill, Thomson & Co Hill, Thomson & Co Hill, Thomson & Co Distiller & blender

    Hill, Thomson & Co

    Distiller and blender responsible for the Queen Anne and Something Special blends.

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