Bladnoch distillery enjoys a rich history dating back to 1817. The Distillery was founded and built on the River Bladnoch by brothers John and Thomas McClelland. Owned by the McClelland family for 121 years, Bladnoch cemented its roots and contributed a strong history in the south of Scotland. It is one of only six Lowland distilleries. Bladnoch the southernmost Scotch Whisky distillery in Scotland, and one of the oldest Scotch Whisky producers paying homage to rare Lowland Single Malt Scotch Whisky.For a distillery celebrating 200 years, the Bladnoch story is only just beginning.

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David Prior has a prodigious passion for whisky together with a strong desire to restore the heart and soul of the local community. He purchased Scotland’s 200-year-old Bladnoch Distillery in 2015. His philosophy; “Early mornings. Deep stretches. The crash of a wave. The view from the clouds. The silence of thought. The noise of success. The rules broken. The limits pushed. Good company. And a great drink.”, is what brings enjoyment in life and together with his business ethics, Bladnoch Distillery is enjoying a bold, powerful and exciting revival.

Age on release

NAS/Minimum 8 years old



Maturation regime

First fill ex Bourbon casks and first fill ex Californian Red Wine casks – both American Oak.

Bladnoch quick facts

Region: Lowlands

Place of origin: Bladnoch Distillery near Wigtown, Dumfries and Galloway.

Founded: 1817

Water source: The RiverBladnoch - which rises at Loch Maberry in Kirkcowan

Number of stills: 2 wash; 2 spirit

Capacity: 1.5 million litres.

Tasting Notes

Samsara , meaning ‘rebirth’ symbolises it’s first release and reawakening of Bladnoch Distillery.

Colour: Copper gold.

Nose: Quite concentrated, fruit compote, with plums, vanilla and orange blossom.

Taste: A sweet winey start, then drying slightly before more plums and vanilla flavours, some citrus and a malty core. Nicely structured.

Finish: Mellow and winey with a spicy, lingering tail.

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