Balblair Distillery, Edderton

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See the makings of some delicious tipple at Balblair Distillery. In operation since 1790, this is not just any distillery: its 1989 vintage is a gold-medal winner and features in the book, "101 Whiskies to Try Before You Die." Take a guided tour of the distillery for a personal look into the process, and pick out a bottle or two from the collection of over 25 vintages. Our Tain trip itinerary maker makes visiting Balblair Distillery and other Tain attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • Personal tour throughout the company and plenty of time to take pictures and ask questions. The smell in the warehouse is delicious. Fun fact: a part of the movie The Angle Share is included here. Very nice movie. Please note that children under 12 may (actually). Sometimes they make an exception if the Group and time permits
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  • We drove over the back roads to Balblair and experienced some amazing scenery in doing so. It really set the scene for the drive down into the distillery with some vey old buildings on the site. We we...  more »
  • There are many distilleries, almost all can be visited. But here the leadership not industrially is individual, the distillery and the whisky that is simply delicious. And 8 pounds cost is not really high.
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  • Excellent, warm reception. 8£ pp std tour. (2017) We were the only 2 persons at this point in time but we still got the full tour with all info and details. Rebecca presented everything very enthousiastically and clearly with lot's of time for taking photo's and asking questions. This distillery is a real working one - not a dressed up show. This means you get a much better idea of how it was and is to work here and produce one of the nicest whisky's. The tasting was really nice too and tempted me to blow the budget and buy a unique self bottled one... exciting experience.
  • Visited many distilleries in Scotland, but tour guided by distillery manager John MacDonald was awesome! (june 2016)
  • Skip this distillery. Showed up at 2:15PM and door was locked though it was open per posted sign. Lady in office looked at us and continued working while ignoring us. Worker outside and saw us knock on door and he ignored us.
  • We had a nice and lengthy tour with our guide Julie with a great tasting at the end. Recommended
  • Got there, place was supposedly open, no staff anywhere to be found, rang bell, called out, waited 10 with another customer then left. Pointless visit

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