Carsebridge is one of Scotland’s many gone-but-not-forgotten grain distilleries, founded right at the end of the 1700s by John Bald in Alloa. Initially Carsebridge produced malt whisky, but after a few decades production was switched over to grain whisky due to the rising popularity of blends in Scotland. Carsebridge was one of the six distilleries which came together to form the Distillers Company Limited in 1877, and continued to grow over the years, becoming one of the biggest distilleries in Scotland. A fire broke out in the distillery in 1902, which halted production for almost a year. Like a good number of Scotch distilleries, Carsebridge closed in 1983, despite rather recent expansions. Much of the distillery has been demolished and bottlings of Carsebridge’s whisky are scarce (though delicious!).