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Bladnoch Distillery


Bladnoch is the most southerly of Scotland’s distilleries, although a re-opened distillery at Annan now challenges that claim.

Like many distilleries, it was closed down in the 1990’s until being rescued by, Raymond Armstrong, who bought the buildings and decided to try making whisky again. Production re-commenced in 2000. The distillery was then mothballed again for 6 years until coming under the ownership of Australian entrepeneur David Prior in July 2015. David is giving the brand a complete makeover and we wish him success with his bold venture.

The distillery is located a mile or so to the west of Wigtown, the little village that boasts a profusion of second-hand book shops. The distillery entrance is just beside a bridge where the A714 crosses the River Bladnoch. 

The distillery operation is small scale and the distillery has more of a relaxed “cottage industry” feel about it than you’ll find in the larger commercial distilleries. They offer 7 different expressions of the Bladnoch Malt, but it is still quite a rare whisky that only a few specialist whisky retailers stock. If you are searching for a whisky that none of your friends will have, Bladnoch is a good bet.  

The distillery buildings are often used for hosting live music events so you might be lucky when you visit and get some entertainment too.


Bladnoch Distillery, Bladnoch, Wigtown, DG8 9AB Tel: 01988 402605

Operated by:

Independently owned

Opening Hours:

Visitor centre open - Tuesday - Saturday: 10am - 5pm
Classic Tours depart at 11am, 1pm and 3pm


Classic Tour + 3 Tastings (lasts ~1 hour) costs £20 per person. Tours can be booked at the distillery website or by email to [email protected]




Leaflets in the shop in French, German and Italian


Most areas are accessible, but not all of the tour can be completed by wheelchair users






Yes, there is also a Pub near the entrance to the distillery.

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