BRIDGEND & KILLARROW

bridgend01.jpgBridgend & Killarrow
Other Name:
Address: Bridgend, Isle of Islay, Argyll and Bute
Esablished: ---
Closed: ---

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You can find a village called Bridgend 2 miles away from Bowmore to the northeast.
It is said that there used to be 2 distilleries in this area but not much documents that supports this story.
Around 1766, Killarrow distillery was run by David Simpson who distinguished Bowmore distillery.
Bridgend distillery was built by Donald McEachern Snr in 1818.
After that, Donald McEachern junior managed the place but in 1821 it was closed.
In 1822, J MacFarlane, the owner of Killarrow bought the distillery.
There's another theory about this place, there used to be a distillery called Killarow and they changed the name to Bridgend in 1818.
Some people say that Bridgend and Newton is the same distillery.
Now days, you can see crowds of people with B&B, hotels and supermarkets in this village.

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