Two new whiskies launched by Edderton-based Balblair have been awarded gold status at prestigious industry awards less than six months after their release.
The 2000 and 1991 vintages were introduced to the market in early 2018 and have now been recognised by International Spirits Challenge, the premier awarding body in the global spirits industry.
Balblair has been producing premium whisky on the banks of the Dornoch Firth since 1790, making it one of the oldest working distilleries in the Highlands.
Distillery manager John MacDonald said: “Our whiskies have stood the test of time because of the care we take over our production methods and the purity of our local ingredients. We haven’t automated our processes. Instead we stick to traditional techniques and make small tweaks in our pursuit of perfection.”