An early 19th century distillery on the Cowal peninsula.
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Rather confusingly Stonefield distillery did not sit in the village of Stonefield near Tarbert, which boasts a mid-19th century castle, but some 55 miles to the north, near Taynuilt.
The distillery sat midway between Connel and Taynuilt in northern Argyll, close to the southern shore of the saltwater Loch Etive, beside the A85 road and railway line from Tyndrum to Oban. A small burn that runs past on its way to Loch Etive was doubtless the distillery’s water source. When it was intact, Stonefield distillery would have had a fine view of the Abbot’s Isle, some distance offshore in the loch.
Stonefield distillery was licensed to John Campbell from 1798-99, after which operations ceased.
- 1798 Stonefield distillery is licensed to John Campbell
- 1799 The distillery closes
Argyll and Bute
A short-lived distillery in the village of Rhu, on the east shore of Gareloch.
Ardincaple was a short-lived distillery on the Island of Seil, south of Oban.
One of many lost distilleries in Argyll that was operational briefly in the 18th century.