The Balblair Distillery is one of the oldest working distilleries in Scotland.
Its history can be traced as far back as 1790 when it was founded and built by John Ross in Edderton, a small village near Tain. Using six traditional wooden wash backs made of Oregan pine, and housing two unique stills specifically designed to “capture the fruity esters at the start of the distillation” and “the heavier oils at the end that give Balblair its body”, the distillery gets its water from the tiny Allt Dearg burn. They disregard a closer burn in favour of the original source used by John Ross in the 1790s. This untreated, soft water source is an essential ingredient of the Balblair malt. Boasting rich historical past and beautiful surroundings it is ultimately a deep passion for the art of whisky making which defines the Balblair Distillery.
Balblair are fiercely committed to creating the perfect Malt Whisky.
The distillery is now owned by Inver House Distillers Limited, whose other distilleries include the Speyburn-Glenlivet Distillery, Knockdhu Distillery, Old Pulteney Distillery and Balmenach Distillery.