Here in this part of Scotland, we are the oldest distillery having been here since 1790. A place where time passes slowly but a warm, unrushed welcome always awaits.
As the quintessential distillery, Balblair sits on a remote and unspoiled hillside overlooking the Dornoch Firth in the North of Scotland. Our whiskies are the embodiment of everything we stand for. We use only the finest ingredients and traditional processes to craft our distinctive, characterful whisky.
Our Highland home sits on an ancient Pictish gathering place; giving it an intriguing, mystical feel. The Picts gathered over 3,000 years ago, and like us, they were watched over by the solitary Clach Biorach standing stone which sits next to the distillery to this day. An iconic carved Z Rod marking bears witness to this rich history and is symbolised on each bottle of Balblair.
From Black Isle barley to the open lade water that flows down the Edderton Hills capturing natural local flavour, this shapes our outstandingly light, yet complex spirit created in our original squat neck pot stills.
Our single malt is the product of the patience and dedication of our hands-on craftspeople, who won’t settle for anything than the best for Balblair. We are never rushed and never compromised. From the exceptionally long 62 hour fermentation and the 4 1/2 hours of extremely slow distillation, it is this measured and thoughtful approach which means we can harness time to create the flavour of our unique new make spirit.