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Ormiston

Ormiston Distillery

Title: Ormiston Distillery
Reviewed by Admin on Jan 10
Rating: 3.5

A brewery and distillery were established in Ormiston in 1726, when John Cockburn encouraged Mr Alexander Wight, one of his tenants, to set up a malting brewery and distillery. The distillery soon developed a reputation, and promoted the growing of grain in the area.

Mr William Foot, distiller, had 2,026 bushels (1 bushel = 34lb or 15.4221kg of malted barley) of malt lodged in the distillery malt room in 1824.

The Hopetoun Arms Hotel was established in 1739 as a coaching house and wine merchants. As a coaching house, it was one of the first places for the Stagecoach to stop on its journey from Edinburgh to London.

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