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Wormyhill distillery

Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky

This distillery, located just southwest of Arbroath, would be a marketing man’s nightmare if it existed today. How would you promote a single malt called Wormyhill, especially if a stream that supplied some of its water was called the Rottenraw Burn? Back in the early 1800s, such problems didn't really exist, but even so the distillery only lasted a year.

Decades after its brief operation, the Dundee-Arbroath railway line was laid close by, followed by a junction called Elliot Junction, from where a branch line ran to vast quarries at Carmyllie, some miles inland. Like the distillery, the branch line is now long gone.

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  • Region
    Highland
  • Production type
    Single malt
  • Distillery Status
    Demolished
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Wormyhill History

The distillery was licensed to Robert Anderson in 1816, but closed the following year. Although no distilleries exist in Arbroath today, the town boasts one of Scotland’s biggest maltings, run by Baird’s on the nearby Elliot Industrial Estate.

Timeline

  • 1816 Licensee Robert Anderson opens Wormyhill distillery
  • 1817 The distillery is permanently closed
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Contact

Address
Lochside
Elliot
Wormiehills
Arbroath
Angus
United Kingdom
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See also

  • Arbikie Highland Estate Arbikie Highland Estate Arbikie Highland Estate Distiller

    Arbikie Highland Estate

    Company set up to operate Arbikie farm distillery in Angus.

  • Arbikie Arbikie Arbikie Distillery

    Arbikie

    Angus farm distillery with a farm-to-bottle focus.

  • Glencadam Glencadam Glencadam Distillery & brand

    Glencadam

    Quiet yet celebrated single malt.

  • Barrelwell Barrelwell Barrelwell Distillery

    Barrelwell

    A long-lost distillery once active in Angus.

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