“…one of the oldest Scotch distilleries”


Bladnoch’s rich history dates back to 1817, when John and Thomas McClelland were first granted a licence to distil Whisky on their Bladnoch farm in Scotland’s Lowlands.

For nearly a century, successive generations of McClelland family grew and modernised the distillery. At its peak, the site had six washbacks and annual production of approximately 230,000 litres of alcohol, which cemented its status as the “Queen of the Lowlands.”

More recently, the distillery was owned by Arthur Bell & Sons (which would later become part of Guinness / United Distillers) between 1983 and 1993, a period during which the brand’s distribution was increased and a Visitor Centre was established.

David Prior acquired the company from Raymond and Colin Armstrong, who owned Bladnoch between 1994-2014. In 2017, Bladnoch celebrated its 200 year anniversary, which makes it one of the oldest and one of the largest privately owned Scotch Whisky distilleries.

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40% ABV

“A drink taken with a friend, when one is about to part with him; as expressive of one’s wishing him a prosperous journey” 
(Sc. 1808 Jam. s.v. bonalais).

A blended malt whisky with eco-friendly packaging including:

  • 100% recycled cardboard case
  • 100% recycled paper label from local barley waste
  • 100% recycled paper label from local barley waste
  • 25% recycled glass content
  • 100% natural cork
  • No plastic used in packaging

Pure Scot

40% ABV

Inspired by 200 years of rich heritage from Bladnoch Distillery, Pure Scot is a fresh take on Whisky.  Their unique Bladnoch Single Malt is combined with Whisky from Speyside, the Highlands and Islay to bring Pure Scot to life with a crisp, smooth and contemporary taste.

Bladnoch Vinaya

46.7% ABV

Non Chill Filtered | Natural Colour | Sherry & Bourbon Cask Matured

‘Vinaya’, a Sanskritword meaning respect and gratitude, pays homage to the original founders of the distillery. The expression boasts a unique pair of cask types, ex-Bourbon and ex-Sherry, a combination never before released by the historic distillery.

Notes of fresh apple, sweet floral grass and hints of chocolate make the release a stunning representation  of Lowland style Single Malt. As with all Bladnoch releases, Vinaya is non-chill filtered and natural colour with water sourced from the River Bladnoch.

Master Distiller, Dr Nick Savage remarked on the launch of the character led release, “As the name suggests, Vinaya was inspired by teachings throughout the distillery’s heritage. From our original founders to our new era, we wanted to showcase the Lowland style of Bladnoch Distillery. By using 1st fill ex-Bourbon barrels, we’re able to highlight the floral notes from the distillery character along with refreshing, citrus sweetness. The 1st fill ex-Sherry casks then add a subtle rich body to the whisky and mouthfeel to the experience, finishing with notes of chocolate. These individual aspects combine to showcase the classic aspects of our distillery.”