Scotland’s Lost Distilleries are some of the most legendary distilleries in the world, and are very, very popular with connoisseurs and collectors. All of the whiskies on this page were sourced from distilleries which have sadly shut down for good – many of them doing so decades ago. There are a surprisingly high number of closed distilleries, and this is due to the various economic difficulties in the 20th century. The First and Second World Wars, and US Prohibition all had a negative impact on the industry and, after World War II, a surge in demand meant that many distilleries were built in quick succession. After demand dropped, a great number of Scotch distilleries were forced to close, with the majority shutting down in the 1980s. Whiskies from the lost distilleries of Scotland are very, very hard to get hold of, and a real treat if you can!