gap Home Help Scotland Speyside West Isles Search
Navigation toolbar
Home | Help | Scotland | Speyside | West Isles | Search


No: 97
Producer: Gibson International
Region: Lowlands
District: North-west  -   Multimap view
Map reference NS 43 73 ; Latitude 55 55° N, Longitude 4 32° W
Founded 1772 ; Operating Status: closed (1994)

A distillery that may be the oldest in Scotland. Among the several claimants to the greatest antiquity, Littlemill cites the earliest specific date for its foundation, 1772. The first clear records of its ownership however date from 1817. It was rebuilt in 1875 though its overgrown, cottage-like buildings look older. Triple distillation was used until the 1930s. Across the road from the distillery is an early mechanised maltings.

The site, at Bowling, is between Glasgow and Dumbarton. The distillery closed for a year or so in the late 1980s but reopened in 1988/9.
© Michael Jackson 1994

Distillery rating: 4*

Bowling, Dunbartonshire, G60 5BG
Tel: 01389-74154

Hear "Littlemill" pronounced in AU or WAV format
Search Dr. Do'g's index for the history of Littlemill
There just might be some news about Littlemill in The "Scotsman" newspaper