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country Scotland
region Lowlands
Geographical location 55 ° 58 '22.7 "  N , 3 ° 10' 30.3"  W Coordinates: 55 ° 58 '22.7 "  N , 3 ° 10' 30.3"  W.
Type Paint
status ~ Shut down in 1915
Founded 1825
founder Alexander Law

Lochend was a whiskey distillery in Edinburgh , Scotland . The distillery is also known as Yardheads or Leith . The latter name is ambiguous as it was also used for the Bonnington distillery founded in 1798 . Both distilleries are considered to be the most important in the city. Lochrin was another whiskey distillery in Edinburgh.

The distillery was founded in 1825 by Alexander Law in what is now the Edinburgh district of Leith . In 1833 it was bought by John Philp , who led the company into bankruptcy in 1848.

Over the next few years, the distillery was run by various owners before it passed into the hands of T & J Bernard in 1852 . Bernard expanded the product range to include gin and brandy , which, at least on a commercial scale, is unusual for a whiskey distillery. In addition, were wine , liqueur and spirits produced. The whiskey was sold as an Encore Double Distilled Brand and was described in the local newspaper Leith Burgh Pilot as a very pleasant and enjoyable brandy. The British Medical Journal wrote that all harmful substances had been completely removed.

The distillery remained in Bernard's possession until 1931. The closure of the distillery cannot be dated exactly. It is assumed that the last firing process took place around the time of the First World War.

Individual evidence

  1. a b c d Article: Remembering the Spirit of Leith of the Scotch Malt Whiskey Society