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Balblair Distillery

Edderton, Tain IV19 1LB, Scotland
+44 1862 821273
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Amazing Tour - thanks Gabriell!

This is an absolute must for anyone interested Whisky or keen to learn more. From the moment you... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
PianoGill
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Outstanding - one of the best!

We had an absolutely outstanding tour of Balblair Distillery earlier today. Our tour guide... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is an absolute must for anyone interested Whisky or keen to learn more. From the moment you walk into Balblair you feel welcomed and feel the team spirit of the staff working there. Our tour guide Gabriell was amazing and pitched the tour at...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had an absolutely outstanding tour of Balblair Distillery earlier today. Our tour guide Gabrielle was superb and very knowledgeable about the whole process. She (thankfully) didn’t labour all the ingredients explanation or different processes and focused instead on the unique elements that make the...More

Thank Ewan A
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A tasting visit to Balblair was a Great way to spend Some time! Really recommend a stop here. Tasted Some really good drams, and filmes up a Handfill exclusive to being back! Good and friendly guide from New Zealand who til Great care of us....More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First of all, get a reservation to ensure a spot on one of their tours. They are very accommodating, and fit us in, but we had to take a more expensive tour since we missed our early morning time. It was still worth every penny....More

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Reviewed 8 December 2017

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.

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Reviewed 26 November 2017

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
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Reviewed 19 November 2017

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
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Reviewed 6 November 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
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Reviewed 28 October 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

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Reviewed 18 October 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
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leem55416
10 February 2018|
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Response from Larry B | Reviewed this property |
I think you should be about half an hour from the distiller. Depending on your preference I agree that renting a car would be best if you are comfortable driving on the left. I'd ask the cruise line. Perhaps they have a tour... More
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Claire L
19 August 2015|
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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
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