The distillery was converted from a mill to a malt distillery in 1806. Continuous stills added in 1823. - first Stein stills, then from 1851, a Coffey still. In 1877, together with other Lowland Grain Distilleries - Carsebridge, Cameron Bridge, Glenochil, Kirkliston and Port Dundas - a cartel was formed to control the production of grain - this evolved into the Distillers Company Limited (DCL) - a predecessor of Diageo.
The site was expanded to include the near by Cambus Brewery in 1882 and further expansion took place over the years, despite a silent period of 23 years following a fire which destroyed most of the distillery in 1914, but by 1993 it was considered surplus to requirements.
The site is still owned by Diageo, but now for coopering, cask filling and warehousing.
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The site of Cambus Distillery was near Tullibody, between Alloa and Stirling. The nearest stations are Alloa (ALO); Stirling (STG). Live Train Times: ALO, STG . Though the railway passes the site, and the site is on Station Road, there is no longer any trace of a station, despite the restoration of a passenger service to Alloa.
No own bottlings in recent years, but was bottled as 7yo Cambus Patent Still Scotch Grain Whisky in the early 20th century and possibly as Tullybody Single Grain at one time. A 40yo Cambus was included in the Diageo Special Releases of 2016. Independent bottlings of Cambus are still available.
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Photos on this page were taken by me. Click on photo to enlarge. Full size versions of all my photos of Cambus Distillery are available on Flickr.