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St Clement's Wells distillery

Lowland Single Malt Scotch Whisky

The farm that was home to St Clement’s Wells – also written St Clementswells – still appears on maps today. It sits just south of the A1 dual carriageway from Edinburgh to Berwick, opposite Wallyford and its industrial estate to the north. There was a burn or seasonal watercourse close to the farm that was probably the distillery’s water source.

There appears to have been extensive mining under the farm area in later years.

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  • Region
    Lowland
  • Production type
    Single malt
  • Distillery Status
    Demolished
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St Clement's Wells History

St Clement’s Wells distillery was founded circa 1786 by George Milne, or possibly Mylne, who distilled until he was sequestrated in 1809.

The distillery was then acquired by W & J Aitchison, which revived the site in 1813. It remained active until 1833, when the company was dissolved and the distillery closed.

St Clement’s Wells is now the site of a 1,450 home extension of Wallyford village, complete with new shops, a primary school and other facilities. 

Timeline

  • 1786 (approx.) St Clement’s Wells distillery is started by George Milne
  • 1809 George Milne is sequestrated and the distillery goes silent
  • 1813 Distilling restarts at St Clement’s Wells under W & J Aitchison
  • 1833 The licensee’s partnership dissolves and the distillery closes
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Contact

Address
St. Clement's Wells
Wallyford
East Lothian
United Kingdom
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    The Bridge

    St Andrews Whisky Company’s blended Scotch designed to ‘bridge the gap’ between malts and blends.

  • Fisherrow Fisherrow Fisherrow Distillery

    Fisherrow

    Edinburgh’s eastern suburb once housed a distillery from 1826-37.

  • West Barns West Barns West Barns Distillery

    West Barns

    A distillery at Dunbar, East Lothian, that distilled from 1798 until the mid-1830s.

  • Prestonpans Prestonpans Prestonpans Distillery

    Prestonpans

    A Lowland distillery at its namesake town near Edinburgh in East Lothian.

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