Lochead Distillery

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General
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Region Campbeltown
Distiller
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Address Campbeltown
Scotland
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Open to public
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Situated on Lochend Street
Also known as Lochhead Distillery

History
1824
Said to have been founded by A. & R. McMurchy & Co.. The distillery was a conversion from an old mill, which was on the Lochead Burn, and incorporated a cluster of buildings that neighboured it (including, supposedly, some illicit stills)
1827-32
A. & R. McMurchy & Co., when Archibald and Dan McMurchy withdrew
1833-95
McMurchy & Co. sold the distillery to William Taylor and his father James (the mason of Meadowburn Distillery) who continued to work the distillery under the name William Taylor & Co.
early 1890s
The distillery was expanded with a warehouse complex
1895
Taken over by J.B. Sherriff & Co. Ltd. formed to acquire Lochead, and had interests in Lochindaal and Bowmore and sugar and rum plantation in Jamaica
between 1900 and 1905
A four-storey maltings was built
1920
Liquidated and distillery purchased by Benmore Distilleries Ltd., also proprietors of Dallas Dhu
1928
Distillery closed
1929
Benmore Distilleries Ltd. merged with the Distillers Company Ltd. (DCL)
2005
The largest warehouse, capable of holding 4,000 casks, still stands (albeit roofless) on Saddell Street



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