Spirit of the Lowlands

The saddest bit of news I've had to report.

Joseph Luke Charleton of Ernst & Young was appointed official liquidator of Co-Ordinated Development Services, the company which operates Bladnoch Distillery, on 10 March 2014.  The liquidator is currently assessing the business and its assets with the view to selling the business as a going concern.  

The liquidator will be in touch with all stakeholders in the coming days.

Joseph Luke Charleton is licensed in the United Kingdom to act as an insolvency practitioner by the Institute of Chartered Accounts of Scotland.

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Scotland’s most southerly distillery nestles on the green banks of the River Bladnoch, from which it takes its name. Located in this beautifully remote area of Galloway, the distillery has been producing the “Spirit of the Lowlands” since 1817.

The cluster of slate roofed stone buildings hold the promise of sights and smells that have enticed visitors to Scotland for many years.

Whisky Words & Wisdom | Spring Festival 2014Book Town Spring Festival - Whisky, Words & Wisdom
2nd May - 25th May 2014

... an insight on Uisge Beatha (water of life) at Bladnoch, 'Spirit of the Lowlands' & Wigtown, Scotland's National Book Town.

Wigtown and Bladnoch welcome you to the Machars of Galloway in south west Scotland for a unique celebration of Whisky, Words and Wisdom to be held during the year of Homecoming.

Programme download or Book Online


Wander through warehouses steeped in the atmosphere of sleeping whisky. Experience the noise and steam of the Mash House. Inhale the heady vapours of the Tun Room. Soaring copper stills await you as you enter the Still House to watch the spirit flow like liquid crystal through the spirit safe. Meander through the distillery gardens and make your way to the Dramming Room to enjoy a dram of Bladnoch’s finest single malt scotch whisky and appreciate our little corner of heaven here in Galloway.

Thanks from all at Bladnoch Forum are due to United Distillers & Vintners (UDV) for the generous assistance and the permissions given, enabling the re-opening of our distillery.  "Small is beautiful, but big can move mountains."


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