Founded between 1825 & 1836

                      

 

This distillery changed hands a few times before John Ramsay acquired it in 1836. It was run by him and his descendants until 1920 when it was sold to the Port Ellen Distillery Co Ltd.

James Stein married Margaret Ramsay in 1848 and became John's manager at the Port Ellen Distillery. He built a charming house on the edge of the village which they called 'Rosalind Cottage'.

Experts Comments

“Kennetpans is an important site in the Historic development of the whisky industry, and for something to survive since 18th century and being an early forerunner in the industrial revolution of Scotland, I agree it should be saved.”

Alan Winchester
Whisky Historian
Master Distiller The Glenlivet Distilleries