Balblair Distillery is situated in
Edderton and was founded in 1790 by John Ross. They
claim to be the second oldest distillery in use in
Scotland. The name Balblair means Baile á Bhaláir in
gaelic and means battlefield and derives from when the
the vikings raided the sorroundings in the 11th century.
The distillery was ownde by the Ross
family until 1894. After a few shifts in ownership and
production stops between 1915 and 1947 Balblair
Distillery was baought by the lawyer Robert Cumming from
Robert had great visions for Balblair and
increased the site and the total capacity. Worse times
for whisky and Balblair forced Robert to sell and Hiram
Walker bought it in 1970. 1996 Balblair was bought again
by the present owners Inver House Distillers who also
owns Speyburn and Pulteney Distilleries. A significant
part of the production goes to Ballantines blended.
Balblair 1992 61%
Balblair 10 yo 40%
Balblair 26 yo 46%
Balblair 33 yo 44,2%
1966 38 yo
Scotlands second oldest
distillery in use!
Smooth, soft, with
vanilla and fruity flavours.
Balblair water source: Allt Dearg which
has a soft and peaty water.
They buy the malt from central malting factories
Mashtun: Iron and takes 4,25 ton at the time.
Washbacks: Six in oregon pine, 22.000 litres.
Wash still: One 19.093 litres steam heated.
Spirit stills: Two 11.044 litres
They mainly bourboncasks to mature whisky in traditional
Total production is around 1.5 milion litres per
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