At Balblair, we believe in quality above all else so we don’t make that much. We take our time with our hands-on approach to create a whisky with a distinctive taste and captivating multidimensional character. The result is a whisky crafted to perfection; elegantly understated, yet quietly self-assured.
Explore the history behind the oldest working distillery in the Northern Highlands, whilst gaining an insight into the importance of our exceptionally slow and patient methods as well as the role of our proud and dedicated distillers.
Balblair Distillery is now back open, welcoming back guests, offering bookable tours. This allows our visitors to discover the traditional, hands-on approach we’ve adopted in creating our whisky over the last two centuries, whist enjoying a taste or two of our whisky, from the very place it was born.
Please visit Balblair.com/book-a-tour to book, or to find out more information.
Balblair's Tour Offerings:The Classic Tour
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 and why we take our time to craft every drop. You will then have the chance to taste our 12 and 15 Year Old expressions to see our story come to life through our spirit’s character.The Signature Tour
One of our senior guides will lead you through each element of our production process, highlighting how each step creates the quality and character inherent in every drop of Balblair. To round off the tour, you will get the chance to taste our core range of single malts, including 12 Year Old, 15 Year Old and 18 Year Old and our exclusive Hand Bottling, a collective taste journey to bringing Balblair to life.The Definitive Tour
This tour begins with a detailed exploration of how we make Balblair as our expert senior guide share the comprehensive details on what makes our single malt so exceptional. As part of this experience, you will have the rare opportunity to taste the wash and wort as it evolves through its journey to becoming new make spirit. The exclusivity continues as your guide gives your special access to one of our warehouses, where you will have the chance to hand bottle some of our hand selected malt. The culmination of this ultimate experience is the tasting of all four of our signature expressions, ranging from 12 to 25 years old.