Lochindaal DistilleryLochindaal Distillery

Founded in 1829
Lochindaal Distillery was located in Port Charlotte, in the village of Islay.

Colin Campbell founded the distillery in 1829, and managed it for only 2 years. Over the next few years, the distillery changed several hands. In 1921, Benmore Distillers bought the distillery, and then it moved under the ownership of Distillers Company Limited, leading to the closure of the distillery.

It is rumored that the distillery had 3 stills and contained a circular mash tun, an underback, and two heating coppers. Warehouses could hold upto 5,000 casks. The malt used was 100% Islay malt.

Distillery Details

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    United Kingdom, Scotland
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    Port Charlotte, Main St, Isle of Islay PA48 7TX, United Kingdom
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Some old warehouses behind the original distillery site are still standing, and are used by Caol Ila and Bruichladdich distilleries.

The shoreshide warehouses on the original distillery site are currently being used by a local garage. As well as the Islay Youth Hostel and Field Centre.

Islay - Home to the peated beasts.

The southernmost island of the Southern Hebrides is is the fifth-largest Scottish island. Whisky-wise, Islay is characterised by malts that are pungent with peat, smoke and salinity, revealing their complexity layer after layer. There are eight working distilleries on Islay.

Even the island’s name is shrouded in complexity; the proper pronunciation of Islay is ‘eye-la’.
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