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

"Kennetpans, the birthplace of the Scottish Whisky Industry, the very Genesis of all things #Scotch, lies unloved and in ruins. We created modern Distilling, gave it to the World and this is how much Scotland cares about this unique and frankly incredible historical legacy. We don't. Not one bit. Its a disgrace."

Victor Brierly
Co-founder of the Whisky Ambassador Ltd