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Balblair Distillery

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Entertaining and highly enjoyable tour!

Aidan was a first class tour guide! He made us feel very welcome to the distillery..He was... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Shona M
Fantastic Tour

My husband and I were booked to have a tour of the distillery. It was just the 2 of us on the tour... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Somerset, 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...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Edderton IV19 1LB, Scotland
+44 1862 821273
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Aidan was a first class tour guide! He made us feel very welcome to the distillery..He was passionate and enthusiastic and made this a very enjoyable experience!

2  Thank Shona M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I were booked to have a tour of the distillery. It was just the 2 of us on the tour. Our guide was Becky who was very informative, wasn’t in a rush to complete the tour and made us feel very welcome....More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A Victorian gem, just off the A9 and nestling by to the Dornoch Firth, the Balblair Distillery is a real trip back in time. The tour is delightfully old fashioned, beginning with an introductory video before progressing through the distillery as the milling, mashing, distilling...More

Thank MrShadwell
Reviewed 21 September 2018 via mobile

Unfortunately we had not booked a tour in advance so missed the opportunity to do the well recommended tour, despite this the staff brought us down to the distillery shop and shared samples of their amazing whiskeys, talking is through each one in a laid...More

Thank Roisin G
Reviewed 28 August 2018

Arrived without booking at 2pm, 4 employees waited at the Reception, no visitor and no customer. We perfectly felt that we were not really welcomed, but they accepted generously to open the shop in order for the children to see it. Nothing was mention on...More

2  Thank 186s_bastieng
Reviewed 27 August 2018

We'd previously been on a distillery tour of Jamesons in Ireland a couple of years back. This distillery operates on a much smaller scale and the contrast was interesting. For instance at the beginning of the tour the guide showed us half a dozen or...More

Thank CapitAl189
Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

Loved our tour at one of the more select distilleries . It was lovely and more of an intimate experience . Fantastic and very knowledgeable staff and a big thanks to Duncan our tour guide.

Thank Ciaraben
Reviewed 21 August 2018 via mobile

Balblair is a working distillery in the highlands. I didn’t do the tour and just looked around. You start your journey at the parking place in the yard and walk straight to the office. There they have to walk you to the shop which is...More

1  Thank Kai K
Reviewed 30 July 2018 via mobile

This distillery is just down the road from the larger/more well known (at least to us in the U.S.) Glenmorangie, but it is definitely worth a visit! It is older and smaller and you get the true feel for the history of distilling in Scotland....More

Thank Danielle D
Reviewed 30 July 2018

Love Balblair whiskies and need no convincing of just how good they are. Presently have 7 different vintages open on my shelves and every one is outstanding in its own way. Also have no problem with Balblair being small and off the beaten track -...More

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10 February 2018|
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Response from John R | Reviewed this property |
Hi, if you try Invergordon Shore Excursions, they do tours which include a visit to Balblair Distillery. Also they are really friendly too
Claire L
19 August 2015|
Response from D3734GCjulier |
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