Balblair Distillery

In 1790 the first (legal) whisky distillery in Edderton was established at Balblair farm next to what is now A836. It  is the second oldest distillery still producing whisky in Scotland. In 1894 production was moved half a mile northwards to a new build next to the railway line. And that is where you will find it still.

The distillery now has an attractive visitors’ centre and warmly welcomes visitors who want to see close-up how carefully crafted single malt is produced without being pressurised to buy merchandise. It was also chosen by Ken Loach in 2011 as a location for key scenes in his film Angels’ Share (to be released in 2012).

To reach the Distillery, at the crossroads on the A836, by the War memorial and the Heather Hut, turn north into Station Road. Fairly soon you will see the buildings below to your left. Keep on the only road and turn left at the Balblair sign.

Balblair’s home page                                                     Visiting Balblair

 

Other local distilleries

Clynelish, Brora 

Ring 01408 623000 to arrange a tour. Information about the distillery can be found here .

Dalmore, Alness

Ring 01349 882 362 to arrange a tour. Information about the distillery can be found here .

Glenmorangie, Tain

Busy visitors centre with commercial aims. Visiting seven days a week: details here .  Information about the distillery can be found here . Phone number: 01862 892043