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Please Note: Extensive works will be taking place at Balblair

We’ve been around since 1790, it’s why we know a thing or two about making great whisky. While we take great pride in our traditional approach, we also care greatly about the beautiful environment that surrounds our picturesque distillery.

As the oldest working distillery in the heart of the Northern Scottish Highlands, finding more sustainable ways of making our whisky without impacting its quality isn’t always easy. With that being said, we continually strive to make our production processes more environmentally friendly and don’t shy away from the challenges this brings.

Between the 24th June – 2nd September, extensive works will be taking place at Balblair Distillery. We will be installing a Thermal Vapour Recompression (TVR) system which will allow us to reduce our fossil fuel usage by around 30%.

During this period, we are unable to provide our standard tour offerings. Instead, we will be offering two discounted tasting experiences:

Classic Tasting Experience: £10

This one-off limited experience will offer guests a flavour of Balblair.

Meet the makers behind our whisky, learn how we craft our malts and enjoy a dram or two of our whisky, from the very place it was born. See behind-the-scenes of our whisky production with a visit to our filling store and warehouse, featured on the famous Ken Loach film, The Angels’ Share, before the chance to sample our award-winning 12 Year Old and 15 Year Old single malts.

Allow up to 1 hour for this tasting experience.

 

Signature Tasting Experience: £22.50

This one-off limited experience will offer guests a flavour of Balblair.

Meet the makers behind our whisky, learn how we craft our malts and enjoy a dram or two of our whisky, from the very place it was born. See behind-the-scenes of our whisky production with a visit to our filling store and warehouse, featured on the famous Ken Loach film, The Angels’ Share. You will also have the chance to sample our award-winning 12 Year Old, 15 Year Old and 18 Year Old whiskies as well as an exclusive hand bottling. Guests will also receive a complimentary malt blender glass.

Allow up to 1 hour 30 minutes for this tasting experience.

Please note that the longer walking distance of these routes (approximately 200 metres) may not be suitable for those with mobility issues. Visitors are advised to determine suitability at their own discretion. For more information, contact +44 (0)1862 821273.

If you have any queries regarding your booking or any other questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch on +44 (0)1862 821273. We are open Monday - Friday 10am - 5pm and Saturday 11am - 4pm from April - September. Monday - Friday 10am - 4:30pm October - March.

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The Classic Tour

£20

Takes visitors on a journey of discovery into what makes our distillery so exceptional. Our guide will begin the experience by revealing the way we make our single malts, sharing with you the age-old processes we adhere to ensure absolute quality ...

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The Signature Tour

£45

The perfect welcome to Balblair visitors the opportunity to explore the precision and time invested in the making of our single malt whisky.

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The Definitive Tour

£100

An intimate and insightful journey into the world of Balblair, The Definitive Tour is limited to small groups for a more in-depth experience.

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Balblair 12 Years Old and glasses

Classic Tasting Experience

£10

Meet the makers behind our whisky, learn how we craft our malts and enjoy a dram or two of our whisky, from the very place it was born.

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Balblair 15 Year Old, matured initially in American oak ex-bourbon casks, followed by the rich influence of first fill Spanish oak butts.

Signature Tasting Experience

£22.50

Meet the makers behind our whisky, learn how we craft our malts and enjoy a dram or two of our whisky, from the very place it was born. See behind-the-scenes of our whisky production with a visit to our filling store and warehouse.

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Visitor Centre Opening Hours

April - September

Monday to Friday: 10am - 5pm
Saturday: 11am - 4pm

October - March

Monday to Friday: 10am - 4:30pm