Cameronbridge
Distillery
Founded in 1824
Cameronbridge Distillery sits on the banks of the River Leven, just within the southern boundary of the town of Windygates, about 15 miles north of Edinburgh, as a crow flies. Actually, the river winds its way through the distillery grounds.

Cameronbridge is an impressive beast. But before we talk about its shear size and capacity, we must tip our hat to its history. In fact, this site is arguably the oldest continually operating distillery in Scotland, and could be the oldest grain distillery in the world.

Robert Haig operated a still (under the radar) on the site at least as far back as 1655. In 1824, one of his great grandchildren -- John Haig -- formally built and opened Cameron Bridge Distillery there. John's cousin, Robert Stein, built the first continuous still for the shop, based on a design still in use today.

It has changed, been renovated, and expanded many times since then, only closing briefly during World War II.

Like we said, Cameronbridge is a beast. It is the largest distillery in Scotland. Interestingly, the capacity is often misreported simply because the numbers are so high. Several sources claim that the currrent capacity is 30 million liters -- which is a heck of a lot! But in those reports is an error.

The actually capacity is 30 million imperial gallons, which is roughly 136 million liters, all cranked out of three massive, custom-made stills running contunuously, full-tilt, 24 hours per day.

Every drop of the spirit produced here is consumed in the production of Diageo portfolio spirits, including grain Whiskies, blends, Smirnoff Vodka, and now even both Tenqueray and Gordon's Gin. 

There are a few specialty distillery releases -- including the "Cameron Brig" and "Haig Grain" Whiskies -- but drinkers of Johnnie Walker's and Bell's get a fair share of it.

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Distillery Details

  • Country
    United Kingdom, Scotland
  • Region
    Highlands
  • Established
    1824
  • Owner
    Diageo
  • Type
    Grain
  • Number of stills
    3 wash, 3 spirit
  • Visitor center
    No
  • Status
    Active
  • Address
    Cameronbridge Distillery, Station Rd, Windygates KY8 5BP, United Kingdom
  • Phone
    +44 1333 354061
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We know that Robert Haig was operating a production still on site, because there is an official record that he was summoned to appear by local church elders in 1655, for running his still there on Sunday -- the Sabbath.

The scale of this massive distillery is amazing. 136 million liters is enough to fill more than 3,100 tanker trucks to the brim.
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There's a dram for everyone in the Highlands!

Highlands are the largest of the Scottish Whisky regions. Geographically the Highland Whisky region is defined as everything north of an imaginary line between Dundee and Greenock.

Single malt Whisky from the Highlands offer a lot of flavour diversity. You'll find everything from smoky drams to light and elegant floral & fruity Whiskies coming from the Highland distilleries.
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