Photo kindly supplied by John Girvan

 

Site before and after clearing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There is no doubt of the importance of Kennetpans' past but there is doubt about Kennetpans' future.

 

One sad part of clearing away the years of vegetation is it shows the true condition of the ruin.

This picture shows the north west corner pulling away from the body of the distillery.

 

Cracks on the west elevation

 

Looking in towards the engine room showing cracking and the key stone dropping

 

Taken from within the engine room showing rotten lintels. When these eventually fail this will result in major loss to one of the most important parts of the distillery

 

North elevation showing more rotten lintels with failure imminent

 

This building is somewhere in the region of 80 - 90 % complete from its closure in 1825, a remarkable condition considering no maintanence or consolidation has ever taken place. I would anticipate with the accelerating decay more damage will occur over the next 10 years than has in the past 200.

We still have time

 

Experts Comments

“The historical significance of Kennetpans to the history of distilling, even if little appreciated, can hardly be over-stated. This is the crucible in which the modern Scotch whisky industry was formed.”

Ian Buxton
Whisky Writer
Keeper of the Quaich
Ex Group Marketing Director for Glenmorangie