Scotch Whisky Distilleries

Below is a list of all the active single malt whisky distilleries in Scotland, 124 of them, listed alphabetically. If a distillery is a working distillery and making whisky, then I have listed them here. I have not included any distilleries in the planning or construction phases. I will add them once they are open, and have made their first spirit. I have created links to their official websites when they have them. I have added links to videos if they have one posted on youtube that either shows you the distillery or is a sort of educational video about the distillery. Many of the big distilleries have a large presence on youtube, but I may not include any of their videos here if it isn’t a chance just to meet the distillery through the video. I have done my best to give you the correct pronunciation of each distillery. It is hard to get all the nuances of a Scottish accent into a description, but I tried. I have chosen to give you a pronunciation guide even if it is a regular English word for consistency, and also to help non-English speakers. The year founded is often different in different places and sometimes there is a founding date and a reopening date because it was closed, so that is why you see more than one year for some distilleries. Sometimes the two dates mean something different. Current Owners can be complicated, sometimes, if there are parent companies and big drink groups. I chose to use the Current Owners as listed on and not list the parent company. You can check out that website if you want that information. If a distillery changes ownership, I try to update that as quickly as possible. If it has been more than a month since the change happened and I have not updated it, feel free to let me know.

There are many exceptional places on the web to find out all kinds of things about Scotch. I don’t want to re-invent the wheel here, nor do I wish to take credit for work I did not do.  I am going to use the resources that are there to build this page and give credit to the wonderful webpage builders that came before me, whose work helped me create this page. Sometimes the information is hard to verify and can be conflicting between the different sites. If you see something that is wrong, please drop me a note through the contact form and I will fix it. Please give me as much info as possible.

To get an alphabetical list of distilleries, I used the lists from and The Malt Madness site is chock full of information about Scotch and other whisky and I encourage you to visit them as they have a tremendous amount of fun and interesting facts about Scotch. They have a really, really nice interactive map of Scotland with all the distilleries shown.  When you hover over a distillery it gives you a little snippet of information about it. When you click on it it brings up the distillery page that Malt Madness created.  It is really terrific and again, I encourage you to visit them. I also used the pdf map found at the Scotch Whisky Association website. Malt Madness is now updating their site thanks to a boon given to them by Serge Valentin. Here is another cool resource, a periodic table of Scotch distilleries created by Oliver Klimek from And while there, you can check out Oliver’s timeline of all Scottish Distilleries! I used and as well. I used various sources to help with pronunciation, but liked two youtube videos from aqvavitae. I linked the first one and the second one will be there for you on youtube. Robin Laing writes about whisky in his songs and I learned to pronounce many distilleries from listening to his music. I used all of these resources in some way to help me create this list.

Distillery How to pronounce Year Founded Region Current Owner
Aberargie ab er ar’ gee 2014 Lowlands Perth Distilling Company
Aberfeldy    Video ab er fel’ dee 1896 Highlands Bacardi, John Dewars & Sons
Aberlour ab (er) lauw’ er 1826/1879 Speyside Pernod Ricard, Chivas Brothers
Abhainn Dearg av in jeer’ ig 2009 Islands (Lewis) Mark Tayburn
Ailsa Bay ale’ sa bay 2007 Lowlands William Grant & Sons
Allt-A-Bhainne al ta van’ ya 1975 Speyside Pernod Ricard, Chivas Brothers
Annandale an an’ dale 2007 Lowlands Annandale Distillery Company
Arbikie     Video ar bee’ kee 2014 Highlands Arbikie Distilling Ltd.
Ardbeg ard beg’ 1815 Islay Luis Vuitton Moet Hennessy
Ardmore ard moor’ 1898 Speyside Beam Suntory
Ardnamurchan     Video ard na mur’ kin 2014 Highlands Adelphi Distillery Ltd.
Arran     Video ar’ rn 1993 Islands (Arran) Isle of Arran Distillers
Auchentoshan     Video awk en taw’ shin 1823 Lowlands Beam Suntory
Auchroisk awth rusk’ 1974 Speyside Diageo
Aultmore  The Last Great Malts Video olt’ moor 1896 Speyside Bacardi, John Dewars & Sons
Balblair ball blare’ 1790/1894 Highlands Inver House
Ballindalloch bal lin dal’ loch(in throat) or lock 2014 Speyside Ballindalloch Distillery
Balmenach bal mean’ ach(in throat) or ack 1824 Speyside Inver House
Balvenie bal ven’ ee 1892 Speyside William Grant & Sons
Ben Nevis ben nev’ is 1825 Highlands Nikka
BenRiach ben ree’ ach(in throat) or ack 1898 Speyside Brown-Forman
Benrinnes ben rin’ nis 1835 Speyside Diageo
Benromach     Video ben ro’ moch(in throat) or mock 1898 Speyside Gordon & MacPhail
Bladnoch     Video blad’ noch(in throat) or nock 1817/2017 Lowlands David Prior
Blair Athol blare ath’ oll 1798 Highlands Diageo
Bowmore     Video bow moor’ 1779 Islay Beam Suntory
Braeval brave all’ 1974 Speyside Pernod Ricard, Chivas Brothers
Bruichladdich  broo’ ich lah’ dich(in throat) or brook laddie 1881 Islay Remy Cointreau
Bunnahabhain     Video boon ah hav’ in (or hab’ in) 1883 Islay Distell, Burn Stewart Distillers
Caol Ila kull ee’ la 1846 Islay Diageo
Cardhu car dhoo’ 1824 Speyside Diageo
Clydeside clide side 2017 Lowlands Morrison Glasgow Distillers
Clynelish clin leash’ 1872/1968 Highlands Diageo
Cragganmore craig’ an more 1870 Speyside Diageo
Craigellachie craig el’ a kee 1891 Speyside Bacardi, John Dewar & Sons
Daftmill daf’ mill 2005 Highlands Francis & Ian Cuthbert
Dailuaine dall yoo’ an 1852 Speyside Diageo
Dalmore dall’ moor 1839 Highlands Whyte & Mackay Ltd.
Dalmunach     Video dal mon’ ach(in throat) or ack 2015 Speyside Pernod Ricard
Dalwhinnie dall win’ ee 1897 Highlands Diageo
Deanston deen’ ston 1966 Highlands Distell, Burn Stewart Distillers
Dornoch dor’ nach(in throat) or ack 2016 Highlands Dornach Distillery Company
Dufftown (Singleton) duff’ town 1896 Speyside Diageo
Eden Mill     Video eed’ in mill 2014 (whisky) Lowlands Eden Mill
Edradour ed ra’ door 1825 Highlands Signatory Vintage SWC Ltd
Fettercairn fet’ uhr care-n 1824 Highlands Whyte & Mackay Ltd.
Glasgow Distillery Company   Video glaz’ go  dis still’ er ee  com’ pan ee 2013 Lowlands Glasgow Distillery Company
Glenallachie glen ahl’ la key 1967 Speyside Pernod Ricard, Chivas Brothers
Glenburgie glen bur’ ghee 1829 Speyside Pernod Ricard, Allied
Glencadam glen ca’ dam 1825 Highlands Angus Dundee Distillers
Glendronach glen dro’ noch(in throat) or nock 1826 Speyside Brown-Forman
Glendullan (Singleton) glen dull’ an 1898 Speyside Diageo
Glen Elgin glen ell’ gin (hard g) 1898 Speyside Diageo
Glenfarclas     Video glen far’ klaas 1836 Speyside J. & G. Grant
Glenfiddich     Video glen fi’ dich(in throat)  or dick 1886 Speyside William Grant & Sons
Glen Garioch     Video glen gear’ ree 1797 Highlands Beam Suntory
Glenglassaugh glen glass’ oh or glen glass’ och(in throat) 1875 Speyside Brown-Forman
Glengoyne     Video glen goin’ 1833 Highlands Ian Macleod Distillers
Glen Grant     Video glen grant’ 1840 Speyside Campari
Glengyle (Kilkerran) glen gale’ 1873/2004 Cambletown Mitchell’s Glengyle Ltd.
Glen Keith glen keeth’ 1959 Speyside Pernod Ricard, Chivas Brothers
Glenkinchie glen kin’ chee 1837 Lowlands Diageo
Glenlivet glen liv’ ett 1824/1858 Speyside Pernod Ricard, Chivas Brothers
Glenlossie glen loss’ ay 1876 Speyside Diageo
Glenmorangie glen more’-un-gee (rhymes w/orangey) 1843 Highlands Luis Vuitton Moet Hennessy
Glen Moray     Video glen mur rey’ 1897 Speyside La Martiniquaise
Glen Ord (Singleton)       Video glen ord’ 1838 Highlands Diageo
Glenrothes     Video glen roth’ ez 1879 Speyside The Edrington Group
Glen Scotia glen scoe’ sha 1832 Cambletown Glen Catrine Bnd Wrhse Ltd.
Glen Spey glen spay’ 1878 Speyside Diageo
Glentauchers glen tawch(in throat) or tawck’ ers 1898 Speyside Pernod Ricard, Allied
Glenturret     Video glen ture’ et 1775/1957 Highlands The Edrington Group
GlenWyvis     Video glen whi’ viss 2015 Highlands GlenWyvis Distillery Ltd
Highland Park     Video hi’ land park 1798/1826 Islands (Orkney) The Edrington group
InchDairnie inj dar’ nie 2015 Lowlands John Fergus & Co.
Inchgower inj gow’ er 1871 Speyside Diageo
Isle of Harris ile of hair’ iss 2015 Islands (Harris) Isle of Harris DIstillers
Isle of Jura      Video ile of joo’ ra 1810/1963 Islands (Jura) White and MacKay
Isle of Raasay ile of ra say’ 2017 Islands (Raasay) R&B DIstillers
Kilchoman     Video kil ho’ man 2005 Islay Kilchoman Distillers Co. Ltd.
Kingsbarns kings’ barns 2014 Lowlands Wemyss Malts
Kinninvie kin nin’ vee 1990 Speyside William Grant and Sons Ltd.
Knockando nock an’ doo 1898 Speyside Diageo
Knockdhu (anCnoc) nock doo’ 1893 Speyside Inver House
Lagavulin lag a voo’ lin 1816 Islay Diageo
Laphroaig     Video la froyg’ 1810/1815 Islay Beam Suntory
Leven (experimental distillery) le ven’ 1973/2013 Lowlands Diageo
Lindores Abbey     Video lin’ doors ab’ bee 2017 Lowlands Lindores Distilling Co.
Linkwood link wood (equal) 1821/1990 Speyside Diageo
Lochewe (hard to classify) lock you’ 2006 Highlands John Clotworthy
Loch Lomond (also makes grain) lock low’ mond 1966 Highlands Glen Catrine Bnd Wrhse Ltd.
Longmorn long mourn’ 1894 Speyside Pernod Ricard, Chivas Brothers
Macallan (The) mac al’ lan 1824 Speyside The Edrington Group
Macduff (The Deveron) (Glen Deveron) mac duff’ 1960 Speyside Barcardi, John Dewar & Sons
Mannochmore man ock’ moor 1971 Speyside Diageo
Miltonduff mill ten duff’ 1824 Speyside Pernod Ricard
Mortlach    Video mort’ lock 1823 Speyside Diageo
Ncn’ean    Video nook nee’ an 2017 Highland Drimnin Distillery Company
Oban oh’ bin 1794 Highlands Diageo
Old Pulteney old pult’ nee 1826 Highlands Inver House
Roseisle rose ile’ 2010 Speyside Diageo
Royal Brackla Last Great Malts Video 2 roy’ el brak’ la 1812 Highlands Bacardi, John Dewar & Sons
Royal Lochnagar roy’ el lock’ na gar 1845 Highlands Diageo
Scapa     Video skaa’ pa 1885 Islands (Orkney) Pernod Ricard, Chivas Brothers
Social Distillery (Hareach Whisky) so’ shal (haar ee’ ack) 2015 Islands (Harris) Anderson Bakewell
Speyburn spay’ burn 1897 Speyside Inver House
Speyside spay’ side 1962/1990 Speyside Speyside Distillers limited
Springbank (Hazelburn) (Longrow) spring’ bank 1828 Cambletown Springbank Distillers limited
Strathearn strath earn’ 2013 Lowlands Strathearn Distillery Ltd.
Strathisla strath ay’ la 1786 Speyside Pernod Ricard, Chivas Brothers
Strathmill strath mill’ 1891 Speyside Diageo
Talisker tal’ is ker 1830 Islands (Skye) Diageo
Tamdhu tam’ doo 1896 Speyside Ian MacLeod Distillers
Tamnavulin tam na voo’ lin 1966 Speyside Whyte & MacKay
Teaninich te nee’ nich (in throat) or nick 1817 Highlands Diageo
Tobermory (Ledaig) to’ ber more” ay (la chaig’ or let’ chick) 1798 Islands (Mull) Distell, Burn Stewart Distillers
Tomatin (Cu Bocan) to’ ma tin 1897 Highlands Tomatin Distillery Co.
Tomintoul to min tow’ el 1965 Speyside Tomintoul Glenlivet Distillery
Torabhaig tor’ a veg (hard g) 2017 Islands (Skye) Tomintoul Glenlivet Distillery
Tormore tor’ moor 1960 Speyside Pernod Ricard, Allied
Tullibardine  Video tull la bar’ din 1949 Highlands Picard Vins and Spiriteaux
Twin River twin ri’ ver 2017 Highlands Deeside Brew. & Distillery Ltd.
Wolfburn wolf’ burn 2013 Highlands Aurora Brewing Company Ltd.
 Grain Distilleries in Scotland:
 Cameronbridge (Haig Distillery)  cam’ er on bridge 1826/2000(reopen)  Lowlands Diageo
 Girvan  ger’ vin 1963  Lowlands William Grant & Sons
 Invergordon  in ver gor’ den 1959  Highlands  Whyte & MacKay
 North British  north brit’ tish 1885  Lowlands  Diageo/ The Edrington Group
 Starlaw  star’ law 2011  Lowlands  Glen Turner Company
 Strathclyde  strath clide (equal) 1927  Lowlands  Pernod Ricard
 Other Single Malt Whisky (Scottish Style):  This is not all inclusive. My curated list!
Swift Single Malt Distillery     Video  swift 2012  Dripping Springs Texas  Nick and Amanda Swift
 Balcones Distilling  bal cone’ ayz 2008  Waco Texas  Balcones Distilling
 Brenne  bren’ neh 2012  France/NYC  Allison Parc