|Location :||2km Southwest of Wigtown. Dumfries and Galloway Region. - Situated on the river Bladnoch, just a mile outside Wigtown.
OS Sheet 83 ; Map reference NX 42 54 ; Latitude 4 27.3dg. N, Longitude 54 51.6dg. W
|Region :||Lowland - Borders|
|Type :||Lowland South-West. (Borders)|
|Distillery :||Bladnoch Distillery|
Bladnoch Bladnoch Bridge / Wigtown Wigtownshire DG8 9AB,
Situated on the river Bladnoch, just a mile outside Wigtown. Phone : +44 01988-402235
Fax : +44 01988-402605
|Founded :||1817 by McClelland in Bladnoch. : \L\1983 Arthur Bell & Sons / Inver
House Distillers Ltd.)
It was mothballed in 1993.
The distillery recommenced production again under private ownership in December 2000.
|Owner :||Earlier owner United Distillers plc.|
Private ownership in December 2000 by Raymond Armstrong
|Producer :||United Distillers plc.|
|Water :||The River Bladnoch|
|Remark :||Still closed 1940/45-1956
The still stands far from any other by a stone bridge across the Bladnoch River.
From www.whiskyweb.com :
Description: Founded in 1817 by John & Thomas McClelland. Sold by Dunvilles, the Irish whisky distillers, in 1936 for £3,500, this "representing a considerable loss for the premises and plant" Closed in 1938 and re-opened in 1956. Run by United Distillers plc who closed it in 1993.
Location: The southernmost distillery in Scotland. Situated on the river of the same name, just a mile outside Wigtown.
Water: The River Bladnoch.
Comments: Close to the distillery is Baldoon Farm, where stands the ruined castle to which Janet Dalrymple, the "Bride of Lammermoor" came to die after her marriage to David Dunbar of Baldoon.
From The Edingburg Malt Whisky Tour :
The most southerly of Scotland's distilleries, standing far from any other at Wigtown, by the river Bladnoch, on the Machars peninsula of Galloway. The distillery was founded in the early 1800s, closed in 1938, reopened in the 1950s and was taken over by Bells in 1983, not long before their acquisition by what is now United Distillers.
© Michael Jackson 1994
The distillery is mothballed, major shame, but the area is fascinating, right in the south west corner of Scotland and I thoroughly recommend a visit to the area, known as the South Makars, if you ever get to Scotland. If you are in that area, stay in the Corsemalzie Hotel near Port William, if funds permit, or any of the very good bed and breakfasts in Glenluce. Also visit the 2nd hand bookshop in Wigtown.
From the book 'The Scottish Collection' Classic Malts by Carol P. Shaw :
Tasting notes : Bladnoch is a light to medium bodied malt with a light, fragrant, lemony aroma and a gentle, unassertive flavour with fruity tones. Taste Rating = 3
Bladnoch was Scotland's most southerly distillery, in Wigtownshire, and was also one of its oldest. It was built in 1817 and stood on the banks of the River Bladnoch, in the village of the same name. It had many owners throubhout the course of the twentieth century, the latest being United Distillers. The distillery is now closed, Bladnoch's single malt is still relatively rare, only becoming available in official bottlings in UD's Distillery (Flora and Fauna) Malts series early in the 1990's.
I would be greatful if you would amend your page about Bladnoch to indicate that the distillery recommenced production again under private ownership in December 2000. Many thanks Raymond Armstrong (owner ) www.bladnoch.co.uk
From the Whisky pilot by Uniqum Systems :
Bladnoch, the most southerly of all Scottish distilleries, stand on the river of the same name and was founded in 1817 by John & Thomas McClelland. After having been closed for a time it opened again in the 1950s and was taken over by new owners in 1983. Sadly United Distillers announced its pending closure in 1993. (now under private ownership by Raymond Armstrong : awa.dk ) Close to the distillery is Baldoon Farm, where stands the ruined castle to which Janet Dalrymple, the "Bride of Lammermoor" came to die after her marriage to David Dunbar of Baldoon. The River Bladnoch supplies the distillery with its water.
|Age :||8, 10, 28 Years Old and vintage|
|Vol :||40%||Price :||?|
Availible from Loch Fyne Whiskies:|
OB-d BLADNOCH 10 43% 29.90
CC BLADNOCH '86/10 40% 22.20
C* BLADNOCH '80/16 58% 38.60
Other bottlings :
BLADNOCH 10 Years old - 86 Proff - LOWLANDS BORDERS
BLADNOCH (Adelphi) 11 Years old - 118 Proff - LOWLANDS BORDERS
BLADNOCH (Cadenhead Bottling) 34 Years old - 87 Proff - LOWLANDS BORDERS
BLADNOCH (Connoisseurs Choice) 8 Years old - 80 Proff - LOWLANDS BORDERS
BLADNOCH (Connoisseurs Choice) 9 Years old - 80 Proff - LOWLANDS BORDERS
|LINKS..........||to other official Bladnoch or related web pages.|
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