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Looking for information on lost Aberdeen distillieries

Postby JMW » Fri Oct 28, 2011 3:30 pm

Hi,

I'm trying to research the history of three distilleries that used to be in Aberdeen, namely Devanha, Strathdee and Bon Accord.

All I have so far is what i've read in Scotch Missed and Alfred Banyard's book. If anyone has any information, pictures or resource of any kind I'd be extremely grateful!

Thanks,

John
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Re: Looking for information on lost Aberdeen distillieries

Postby Willie JJ » Fri Oct 28, 2011 11:19 pm

It's almost certainly worth checking out Misako Udo's book The Scottish Whisky Distilleries. It is a treasure trove of technical detail, although not strong on narrative.
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Re: Looking for information on lost Aberdeen distillieries

Postby jmrl » Fri Oct 28, 2011 11:45 pm

Perhaps Aberdeen City library will have records. You can still see a warehouse (Devanha?) from the train just before crossing the Dee.
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Re: Looking for information on lost Aberdeen distillieries

Postby JMW » Mon Oct 31, 2011 4:25 pm

Thanks for the book recommendation Willie JJ, I'll definitely give that a try.

jmrl, you're right - it is Devanha you can see from the train - it's just a shame the lettering on the roof is now gone. I've tried the library and was surprised to find that they've got next to nothing - odd considering that with 3 distilleries, it was once a fairly big industry for the city...
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Re: Looking for information on lost Aberdeen distillieries

Postby richard » Sat Nov 19, 2011 6:49 pm

as willie jj said the whisky distilleries book
it has all three in i have just had a look thats your best bet at the moment



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