Balblair Whisky

Balblair is one of our oldest single malt whisky distilleries (founded 1790), and one of the prettiest. It also featured in Ken Loach’s awardwinning film The Angels’ Share (2012), as the location for the auction of a cask of extremely rare whisky from Malt Mill Distillery on Islay. The tireless distillery-bagger, Alfred Barnard, remarked in 1887: “In former days the whole neighbourhood abounded in smuggling bothies, and was the scene of many a struggle between the revenue officers and the smugglers”.