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Corney & Barrow (Scotland) Ltd with Whighams of Ayr

In 1994, Corney & Barrow’s Scottish operation merged with Whighams of Ayr, one of the longest-established wine merchants in the UK. Set up by a group of prominent Ayrshire merchants and landowners in 1766, Whighams traditionally supplied fine wines and spirits to many of the great houses and estates in southern Scotland.

Whighams has occupied the current residence in Academy Street in Ayr, for much of the 243 years of its existence. Robert Burns is thought to have visited the cellars in his role as excise man for the area in the late 1780s. The 1766-built cellars were constructed for the sole purpose of storing imported wines, ports and sherries shipped on the company-built vessels, which plied their trade around Europe. These cellars are very much still in use today for long-term customer reserve storage.


Corney & Barrow, Ayr – Services
  • Wine Storage
    The conditions in the brick-vaulted bonded cellars are perfect for long-term storage of wine for those people who either do not have space or would prefer not to keep their wine at home.

  • Wine Tastings
    We organise individually tailored wine tastings; informal or tutored, private or corporate. Everything is tailored to a company's or individual's specific requirements. Corney & Barrow's Annual Northern Tasting is held at Turnberry Hotel in November.

  • Event / Wedding Supply
    We offer advice on wine quantities, wine styles, food & wine matching and glass hire. Wines can be offered on sale or return basis with delivery direct to your venue. We can arrange a tasting to allow you to choose the wines for your wedding.

  • Wedding Lists
    We offer a Wedding list service, allowing you to create an informed list for your guests to purchase from.

  • Whighams’ Wine Society
    We run an ever-expanding Wine Society. Members receive a 7.5% discount on all Corney & Barrow wines and receive news and invitations to our regular tastings throughout the year.



For details about wine tasting events, cellaring, weddings,
to discuss a purchase of wine or just to visit our cellars
email ayr@corneyandbarrow.com

Ayr Wine Shop:
8 Academy Street
Ayr, Ayrshire, KA7 1HT

Opening Hours:
Mon-Fri 10:00am – 5.30pm
Sat 10.00am – 5.30pm
Sun closed

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