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Grain Whisky Distilleries in Scotland

Grain Whisky Distilleries in Scotland

There are currently seven grain whisky distilleries in Scotland, all of which are much larger in scale than traditional malt whisky distilleries. 

The figures below are from the Scotch Whisky Industry Review; a fascinatingly detailed annual report founded by leading industry analyst Alan Gray in 1977.

(Please note the following capacity litres are approximate figures).

1. Cameronbridge

Cameronbridge is the largest grain distillery in Europe.

Image credit: Cameronbridge

REGION Lowlands
OWNER Diageo
CAPACITY (LPA) 110,000,000


2. Girvan

Built in 1963, under the direction of Charles Gordon, the great-grandson of William Grant, Girvan was the most advanced distillery in the world at the time.

Image credit: Girvan

REGION Lowlands
OWNER William Grant & Sons
CAPACITY (LPA) 110,000,000


3. North British

The North British Distillery is one of Scotland’s oldest and largest Scotch grain whisky producers. Significant quantities of North British grain whisky are included in many well-known blended brands.

Image credit: North British.

REGION Lowlands
OWNER Lothian Distillers
CAPACITY (LPA) 72,000,000

4. Invergordon

Invergordon is located near to The Dalmore Distillery, beside the Comarty Firth.

Image credit: Invergordon.

REGION Highlands
OWNER Whyte & MacKay
CAPACITY (LPA) 36,000,000


5. Strathclyde

Glasgow’s only grain distillery was initially built to create neutral grain spirit for gin.

Image credit: Strathclyde.

REGION Lowlands
OWNER Chivas Brothers
CAPACITY (LPA) 39,000,000


6. Starlaw

Scotland’s most modern and environmentally considerate grain distillery.

Image credit: Starlaw.

REGION Lowlands
OWNER La Martiniquaise
CAPACITY (LPA) 25,000,000


7. Loch Lomond

At the time of opening, Loch Lomond was the only distillery in Scotland producing both grain and malt whisky. It also operates a unique set-up of three sets of stills.

Image credit: Loch Lomond.

REGION Highlands
OWNER Loch Lomond Group
CAPACITY (LPA) 18,000,000
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