Port Ellen, Isle of Islay PA42 7DU
Current Owners Fortune Brands Inc.
Water source The Kilbride Dam.
Stills 2 x wash stills and 2 x spirit stills
Capacity per year 2,200,000 Litres
1815 Established by Alex Johnston & Donald Johnston
1836 Donald Johnston sole ownership
1847 Walter Graham leased after death of Donald as his son Dugald was too young
1857 Dugald takes over
1877 Duglad dies leaving distillery to his sisters and brother in law
1921 Ian Hunter takes over
1923 2 new stills added
1954 Bessie Williamson inherits distillery
1960s Sold to Long John International
1990 Purchased by Allied Domecq
1994 Prince Charles visits and hands over Royal Warrant
2005 Taken over by Fortune Brands Inc.