Keys to the Past

Blindburn Whisky Still (Alwinton)

This is the site of an illegal whisky still. In the 18th and 19th century whisky was secretly made in several isolated buildings high in the Cheviots. At this site the remains of a rectangular building and a corn drying kiln can still be seen.

Reference number:N471
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)

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Source of Reference
Local History of Alwinton


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