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Balblair

One of Scotland’s oldest distilleries, Balblair was founded in 1790 by John Ross. The distillery lies in Edderton in the Northern Highlands, surrounded by rugged mountains, from whence the Allt Dearg - Balblair’s water source - springs. Following John Ross’s death in 1836, the distillery was passed down to his son, Andrew Ross. In 1872, he resited the distillery further up the hills on which it sits and converted the old buildings into warehousing facilities.

There is evidence that illicit distillation was carried out in the area of Edderton in the mid eighteenth century. The area was known as the ‘Parish of the Peats’ in reference to the prolific distillation and the abundance of peat in the surrounding soil. The distillery was forced to close during the First World War and did not reopen until 1949, a year after it was acquired for £48,000 by Keith-based lawyer, Robert ‘Bertie’ Cumming. Cumming ran the distillery until his retirement in 1970. In 1996, the distillery was sold by Allied Domecq to its current owners, Inver House Distillers. Just fifteen percent of Balblair’s 1.33 million litre capacity is sold as single malt, though there are many independent bottlings as well as a good range of official bottlings.

Balblair 12 Year Old

70cl, 46%

In early 2019, Balblair's core range received a relaunch, eschewing the vintages that had previously adorned the bottles in favour of age statements! This is the entry level expression of the range,…  More info

Balblair 12 Year Old
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$46.11

Balblair 9 Year Old (That Boutique-y Whisky Company)

50cl, 49.7%

Behold, Balblair single malt bottled by That Boutique-y Whisky Company! This is the second bottling of Balblair from the Boutique-y bunch, aged for 9 years and bottled at 49.7% ABV. The folks on the…  More info

Balblair 9 Year Old (That Boutique-y Whisky Company)
$52.55

Balblair 15 Year Old

70cl, 46%

The relaunch of Balblair's core range in early 2019 saw the distillery say "So long!" to vintages and "Hello there!" to age statements. This particular expression is the Balblair 15 Year Old, which…  More info

Balblair 15 Year Old
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$76.90

Balblair 18 Year Old

70cl, 46%

It's the third release in the now age-statemented Balblair collection, a delicious 18 year old expression. This single malt was initially matured in bourbon oak casks, followed by a lovely finish in…  More info

Balblair 18 Year Old
$124.12

Balblair 20 Year Old 1997 (cask 124) - Mackillop's Choice

70cl, 55.2%

A wonderful single cask Balblair bottled at a cask strength 55.2% ABV in September 2017 for the Mackillop's Choice range. This beauty matured for 20 years after distillation in 15 May 1997 and has an…  More info

Balblair 20 Year Old 1997 (cask 124) - Mackillop's Choice
$179.22

Balblair 22 Year Old 1975 (cask 7283) - First Cask

70cl, 46%

A rare Balblair, independently bottled by First Cask! This one was distilled all the way back in November 1975 and matured for 22 years, when it was bottled at 46% ABV. This bottle was part of a…  More info

Balblair 22 Year Old 1975 (cask 7283) -  First Cask
$415.50

Balblair 25 Year Old

70cl, 46%

A fantastically full bodied Balblair, which has seen a quarter of a century of ageing. The Highlander was initially matured in American oak bourbon casks, before it was then transferred for a second…  More info

Balblair 25 Year Old
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$510.17

Balblair 10 Year Old 35cl (Gordon & MacPhail)

35cl, 43%

A half bottle of 10 year old single malt from the Eastern Highland distillery, Balblair, in Edderton. This was bottled by Gordon and MacPhail. Balblair is known for its whiskies which belie their…  More info

Balblair 10 Year Old 35cl (Gordon & MacPhail)
$24.11

Balblair 20 Year Old Cask 166 (Bladnoch) 35cl

35cl, 46%

A beautiful single cask Balblair, aged for 20 years in a single Oloroso sherry butt (number 166) before it was bottled for the Bladnoch forum in June of 2010. Fruity and rich.  More info

Balblair 20 Year Old Cask 166 (Bladnoch) 35cl

Balblair 2000 (1st Release)

70cl, 43%

The 2000 vintage from Balblair was released in 2010, and it was matured in first fill American Oak casks.  More info

Balblair 2000 (1st Release)

Balblair 2001

70cl, 46%

The 2001 vintage of Balblair comes as a replacement for the 2000 edition. This is spicy, fruity and full of malty sweetness, and a classic Highland dram!  More info

Balblair 2001

Balblair 1997

70cl, 43%

The youngest of the trio of 2007 released Balblair 'vintages', this Balblair single malt enjoyed maturation in first fill ex-bourbon casks and it is pleasant to see whisky from the distillery…  More info

Balblair 1997
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Balblair 2000 (2nd Release)

70cl, 43%

The second edition of Balblair 2000, a classic Highland dram which was relaunched in 2007. A very fruity, creamy whisky aged in American bourbon oak barrels.  More info

Balblair 2000 (2nd Release)
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Balblair 10 Year Old (Gordon & MacPhail)

70cl, 40%

A 10 year old Highlander from the Balblair distillery in Edderton and bottled by Gordon and MacPhail. The Balblair distillery tends to produce whiskies that have character beyond their years and this…  More info

Balblair 10 Year Old (Gordon & MacPhail)

Balblair 2002 - 1st Release

70cl, 46%

Balblair bucked convention a few years ago by removing age statements from their whiskies and replaced them with vintages. The 2002 is replacing the 2001 as the entry level offering and offers…  More info

Balblair 2002 - 1st Release
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Balblair 10 Year Old (Gordon and Macphail)

70cl, 43%

A 10 year old Balblair single malt Scotch whisky, bottled for Gordon and MacPhail's Distillery labels series. It matured in American oak hogsheads.  More info

Balblair 10 Year Old (Gordon and Macphail)
$42.02

Balblair 2003 - 1st Release

70cl, 46%

A 2003 vintage single malt Scotch whisky from the Balblair distillery. They were matured in second fill bourbon casks until 2013 when the whisky was popped in Balblair's stylish bottles.  More info

Balblair 2003 - 1st Release
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Balblair 8 Year Old 2010 (cask 13459) - Provenance (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 46%

This indie single cask Balbalir was distilled in the Highlands in September 2010, and left in a refill hogshead. After eight years, in August 2019, Douglas Laing cracked open the cask and bottled the…  More info

Balblair 8 Year Old 2010 (cask 13459) - Provenance (Douglas Laing)
$45.18

Balblair 2005 - 1st Release

70cl, 46%

This is the first release of 2005 vintage Balblair single malt Scotch whisky (which is replacing the 2003 vintage in their core range). An enjoyable expression from the Northern Highlands distillery,…  More info

Balblair 2005 - 1st Release
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$47.28

Balblair 2005 (bottled 2017)

70cl, 46%

Another brilliant Balblair single malt, this particular expression was distilled back in 2005 at the Highland distillery, and filled into American oak bourbon casks, chosen by the distillery manager…  More info

Balblair 2005 (bottled 2017)
$47.28

Balblair 10 Year Old

70cl, 40%

A rare, discontinued bottling from the Balblair distillery, this 10 year old was released before the standard vintage range of whiskies. Expect plenty of spice, malt and a hint of smoke.  More info

Balblair 10 Year Old

Balblair 7 Year Old (That Boutique-y Whisky Company)

50cl, 49.9%

Here is the very first batch of Balblair bottled by That Boutique-y Whisky Company! This Highlander was matured for 7 years before those Boutique-y folks got their hands on it. The label gives a nod…  More info

Balblair 7 Year Old (That Boutique-y Whisky Company)
$49.39

Balblair 8 Year Old 2010 (cask 13291) - Provenance (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 46%

A Douglas Laing bottling of Balblair, which was distilled in the Highlands in September 2010. Eight years later, after spending its time in a single refill hogshead, the single malt was bottled for…  More info

Balblair 8 Year Old 2010 (cask 13291) - Provenance (Douglas Laing)
$50.44

Balblair 12 Year Old - Discovery (Gordon & MacPhail)

70cl, 43%

From Gordon & MacPhail's Discovery series comes a vanilla-forward single malt distilled by Balblair which has been matured for 12 years. This bottling range allows whisky drinkers to know what…  More info

Balblair 12 Year Old - Discovery (Gordon & MacPhail)
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$51.49

Balblair 6 Year Old 2011 - Cask Collection (A.D. Rattray)

70cl, 59.7%

Independently bottled Balblair single malt - not a common sight at all! This was distilled in June 2011 and initially matured in a sherry butt. It was finished in a Pedro Ximénez sherry hogshead…  More info

Balblair 6 Year Old 2011 - Cask Collection (A.D. Rattray)
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$56.02

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