Ardgowan Distillery is situated on the Ardgowan Estate in Inverkip, overlooking the Clyde Estuary. The Estate and its original watchtower has been the site of many battles and the lands around the Estate were both attacked and defended by Robert the Bruce. The Estate was granted to John Steward, a great-grandson of Robert the Bruce, and been in the Shaw-Stewart family since May 5th 1404.