Subsidiary of Picard Vins & Spiritueux, which bottles blends and malts.
Highlands Single Malt Scotch Whisky
The exact location of Smythyhaugh distillery is unknown and there is no trace of a Smithy Haugh in Auchterarder. There is a Smiddy Haugh Hotel in the neighbouring village of Aberuthven, a couple of miles to the northeast on the old A9 road. Both villages are now bypassed. The hotel stands in the main street and it is logical that the distillery would have been close by.
The Ruthven Water flows past Aberuthven, which would have provided an ample water source.
‘Smiddy’ is the Scots word for smithy and ‘haugh’ means an area of level ground on the banks of a river. Sounds a good spot for a distillery...
Smythyhaugh distillery was licensed to John Gibson in 1818 but closed the following year.
- 1818 John Gibson is licenced to distil at Smythyhaugh
- 1819 The distillery closes
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