Bladnoch’s rich history dates back to 1817 when John and Thomas McClelland were first granted a license to distill Whisky on their Bladnoch farm in Scotland’s Lowlands.
For nearly a century, successive generations of the 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”.
In 2015, an Australian entrepreneur, David Prior acquired the company from Raymond and Colin Armstrong and began an extensive refurbishment of the distillery. After 2 years of renovations under the direction of Master Distiller, Ian MacMillan, Bladnoch Distillery resumed production. In 2017, Bladnoch celebrated its 200th year anniversary, making it one of the oldest and one of the largest privately-owned Scotch Whisky distilleries in the world.