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Clydesdale Distillery

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Malt whisky distillers, Wishaw

1825 The distillery was said to have been established by Lord Belhaven and Stenton at an approximate cost of £90,000. It drew its water from the Cambusnethan peat moss. The distillery was leased to Patrick Chalmers, who was succeeded by J.M. Mackenzie and Company. They were proprietors at the time of the visit by the historian Alfred Barnard for his book "The Whisky Distilleries of the United Kingdom" (1887)

1894 The Clydesdale Distillery Company Limited was incorporated

1914 The company merged with four other Lowland distillers to form a new company, Scottish Malt Distillers Limited. The other parties to the merger were the Glenkinchie Distillery Company Limited, Pencaitland; A and J Dawson Limited, Linlithgow; The Rosebank Distillery Limited, Falkirk and William Young and Co Limited, Burntisland. The original company was dissolved the following year

1919 Production ceased at the distillery, although the buildings continued to be used by the Distillers Co

1988 Buildings demolished

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