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Balblair Distillery

Edderton, Tain IV19 1LB, Scotland
+44 1862 821273
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Great tour!

I got a great tour around the beautiful distillery and I felt very welcomed. Thank you to everybody... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Mareen M
Brandis, Germany
lovely Wee Dram

Hadn't booked and called in on the off chance to do a tour of the Distillery. It was very... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Ashington, 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 yesterday

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 2 weeks ago

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 9 July 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

Thank RydoBurr
Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

Fantastic wee distillery well worth a visit. It's in a remote location and simply stunning. They run tours twice a day but that's understandable as to how in depth the tours are. You get to see so much more than you do of most other...More

Thank mmmmmWhisky
Reviewed 21 June 2017

Lovely distillery off the beaten path. Its great to be able to go to a distillery and have time to chat to the staff without the pressure of the crowds. This is one of those distilleries, very relaxed. Great tasting very nice thankyou. Well recommended.

1  Thank LyleChristine
Reviewed 4 June 2017

I recently stopped by Balblair with a group of 10 whisky enthusiasts and took part in Enthusiast Tour. We had a great and enthusiastic tour guide - Gabriella who gave us a great walk through of the facility after which we sat down with the...More

Thank Seafoodtraveler
Reviewed 20 May 2017

Not one of the big commercial names but a great, family style operation which is so typical of the huge proportion of distilleries. Run a schedule of tours, tastings and events but best booked in advance. Very accommodating (thanks Becca) and if they can cater...More

Thank Peter_Bromley
Reviewed 15 May 2017

Becca our guide was lovely, she had a natural warmth and shared her knowledge openly. Balblair is still distilled in its original buildings and is one of the oldest distilleries in the highlands. All its single malt is filled and matured on site. One of...More

Thank narnia51
Reviewed 13 May 2017

Being a bit tight on time couldn't manage the tour but did visit to do some shopping and I'll be back for the tour as you get the warmest greeting from the moment your car stops - staff in the yard say hello, people smile...More

2  Thank Solobay
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

Geraldine gave us a great personal tour to one of the oldest distilleries in Scotland. Having visited Glenmorangie, this was the opposite but in a good way. The process was explained brilliantly but you got the personal touch and for £20 got to try 5...More

Thank Simon R
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Claire L
19 August 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