Littlemill Distillery

Founded in 1772
Littlemill was located on the border of the Highlands and the Lowlands.

Littlemill is known to be the oldest distillery in Scotland, maybe even the world. The date when Littlemill was founded is debatable. Owners changed several times, which makes it hard to keep track.

In 1989, Gibson International bought the distillery, however when they went bankrupt the distillery was bought by the Loch Lomond Group, and it was dismantled in 1994.

The distillery had 1 wash still and 1 spirit still. The stills themselves were copper, but had outer skins of light aluminum. Rectifying columns replaced the traditional swan necks in the stills. Barley was sourced from Speyside and in 1930, Manager Duncan Thomas introduced a Saladin's Box.

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Distillery Details

  • Country
    United Kingdom, Scotland
  • Region
  • Established
  • Owner
    Loch Lomond Group
  • Type
    Single malt
  • Number of stills
    1 wash, 1 spirit
  • Status
  • Address
    Littlemill Distillery, Bowling, North Lanarkshire G60 5BG United Kingdom
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Until the 1930s, Littlemill used a triple distillation method.

The last remains of the distillery were destroyed by a fire in 2004.

Even after the distillery was dismantled in 1997, an 8YO Whisky was altered by 12YO expression, in the early 2000s.
Perching just above England, the Lowlands can play truant from peat or salinity. 

Triple distilled malts are characteristic of the Lowland region, offering a gentle, elegant palate reminiscent of grass, honeysuckle, cream, ginger, toffee, toast and cinnamon.

The Lowlands are master of the Whisky blend and are also known for their silent stills, which sadly no longer produce.

Learn more about Lowland distilleries.
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