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Balblair Distillery

Edderton, Tain IV19 1LB, Scotland
+44 1862 821273
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A hidden gem

We had a nice tour at the distillery and the it was lovely to visit the place who stood central in... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Almere, The Netherlands
Hidden Gem

We dropped in for a tour last week and it was a bit of a surprise. For all the times I had been in... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Bowmore, United Kingdom
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Balblair Distillery is a whisky distillery located in Edderton, Ross-Shire. It is one of the oldest running distilleries in Scotland. Founded in 1790, by John Ross, we have been producing award-winning Highland Single Malt Scotch Whiskey since. Every year the distillery manager, John MacDonald, selects the whiskies that have reached the exact point of 'optimum maturation', the peak of perfection. That's why we only create Vintages, times to perfection. Balblair offers tours throughout the day with scheduled tours beginning at 11am and 2pm, we offer impromptu tours where possible so it is always worth calling. Balblair has a range of different Vintages for sale in the shop, as well as a hand selected Single Cask available for Hand Bottling.
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Edderton, Tain IV19 1LB, Scotland
+44 1862 821273
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a nice tour at the distillery and the it was lovely to visit the place who stood central in the movie The Angel's Share. The distillery does nice bottle your own casks.

Thank Huurman1968
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We dropped in for a tour last week and it was a bit of a surprise. For all the times I had been in the area before, I had never been here before and it is a stunning location. The tour, with Gabrielle, was good,...More

Thank Ayrdiver
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

a tip from a whiskey merchant in Dornoch suggested we skip the more popular distillers tours and take in the Balblair distillers. A great tip. This is a pretty small distiller as they go in Scotland. The tour groups are correspondingly small with only 6...More

Thank Larry B
Reviewed November 6, 2017 via mobile

My wife (who has no interest in whisky) and I visited in early November, and both loved it. We were lucky enough to be the only people on our tour, and the guide was really friendly, we ended up chatting for a while after the...More

Thank Martin N
Reviewed October 27, 2017

We joined this tour with literally zero knowledge about whiskey. It was part of our cruise ship excursion to Invergordon. We had visited, Shin Falls, Dunrobin castle and the town of Golspie before coming here. We were welcomed by the amiable Scottish lady-guide who gave...More

Thank GreenThumb331
Reviewed October 18, 2017 via mobile

Visited with my 13 yr old son and we took the standard tour. Been on a number of tours and this one ticked all the usual boxes, and the guide kept it individual and interesting. The usual camera rules which I find a bit of...More

Thank Keith F
Reviewed September 26, 2017

I visited on the same day as one of my colleagues from Blair Athol distillery without realising. Julie took me around the distillery explaining their processes. The best part for me was filling my own bottle direct from a cask after tasting a sample of...More

Thank Degseyd
Reviewed September 25, 2017

I got a great tour around the beautiful distillery and I felt very welcomed. Thank you to everybody and especially to the lady who likes the horse trails at Blair Athol! (sorry, I forgot your name) I would definetly recommend the distillery! Mareen from Blair...More

Thank Mareen M
Reviewed September 9, 2017

Hadn't booked and called in on the off chance to do a tour of the Distillery. It was very informative and interesting to see all the stages of how Whiskey is made with an added bonus of a Wee Tipple at the end. The staff...More

1  Thank oldhamsparky
Reviewed July 8, 2017

We drove over the back roads to Balblair and experienced some amazing scenery in doing so. It really set the scene for the drive down into the distillery with some vey old buildings on the site. We were met in the visitors centre with a...More

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Claire L
August 19, 2015|
Response from Julie R |
Hi Claire, thank you for your question. I am afraid that the distillery does not allow for children under 12 on tour. I hope this is of help. Kind regards Julie For Balblair Distillery