Huntly Distillery, 1824-ca.1860

The remains of the old Huntly Distillery

Huntly Distillery was founded in 1824, just after the licensing acts in 1822/3, by John Robertson and Company.
It was still producing whisky in 1860 but had ceased operating by 1867.







The new Huntly Distillery planned by Duncan Taylor & Company

Duncan Taylor & Company has ownership of one of the largest privately-held collections of rare scotch whisky casks. The company has been “laying down” casks from premium Scottish distilleries for decades and has, in recent years, made its branded products available to whisky connoisseurs throughout the World.

Duncan Taylor has its origins in Glasgow where the company was initially a merchant and broker of Scotch Whisky casks within the Industry. Devotion to the principle of providing only the finest casks to be filled at Scotland’s leading distilleries has been a key feature of the company’s history and this tradition of building an outstanding portfolio of only the finest scotch whiskies is being maintained to this day by the current owners.

When the company moved its headquarters to the North East of Scotland, close to Speyside – Scotland’s largest whisky producing region – it also took the decision to focus on the production and marketing of its own brands and to cease the “brokering” of whisky in cask form to Distillery companies and Independent bottlers.



Pictures of the old Granary, to be converted into a distillery

News in the press about the distillery.

Malt Maniacs: “An Interview with Duncan Taylor’s Euan Shand

Malt Madness: “The status of the Huntly website by the beginning of 2011 did not suggest a lot of activity yet.”

Planet Whiskies: “Huntly Distillery is currently developing the first fully carbon neutral distillery in Scotland.”

Whisky Intelligence: “Stuart Robertson Appointed Manager of Huntley Distillery”


Whisky Emporium: “It has now been announced that the site will be cleared and made ready for redevelopment to build the distillery” “Plans have been in place since 2007 for the firm to build its own distillery”