Marlfield Distillery                                                                    Clonmel, Ireland

1817 - c1859

Built as a grain mill in 1769 by Stephen Moore.

Purchased by John Bogwell and used with great success for making cakes and baking.

Purchased by John Stein & Co in 1817 and the distillery was producing 8,268 gallons of whisky per week in 1818. By 1838 the distillery employed 150 people and the pot still whiskey made had here had a good reputation.

Marlfield was sold to John Jameson in the late 1850s, but when the duty was increased between 1853 - 1858 from 2s 8d to 8s per gallon, the Jamesons had no option but to close it.

 

Experts Comments

"It is difficult to over-estimate the importance of Kennetpans Distillery, founded in the 1720s byJohn Stein  - 'the Father of Commercial Whisky Distilling'. The site is of great importance to the industrial archeological heritage of Scotland. It would be nothing short of a tragedy if the site was left to vanish.”

Charles MacLean, W.S., M.A., LL.B., F.S.A.(Scot)
Master of the Quaich
Whisky Writer