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Port Charlotte Distillery

Port Charlotte Distillery is located on the island of Islay, off the west coast of Scotland. It will be distilled in the village of Port Charlotte on the grounds of the former Lochindaal Distillery two miles southwest from the Bruichladdich Distillery, who are also starting up the new distillery. It is planned to have a maximum capacity of 1.2 million liters. It is expected that the distillery will open its doors in 2009.

The distilling equipment comes from the former Inverleven Distillery, Dumbarton, which was demolished in 2003. The equipment was dismantled and shipped to the island by barge.


Port Charlotte Distillery was a purpose-built distillery, founded in 1829, which was still in operation until 1929. It was formerly called the Lochindaal distillery. The distillery is located in the centre of Port Charlotte village. After various owners, the distillery finally was closed in 1929. However, the buildings have remained intact.

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