Pure Scot Profile

Blended Scotch Whisky

Billed as ‘the perfect balance of provenance and progression’, Pure Scot was launched by the new owner of Bladnoch distillery in Galloway to encourage a younger demographic to enjoy Scotch as a social drink, as well as fund the crumbling distillery’s restoration.

The light, fresh and sweet blended Scotch combines grain whiskies and unpeated malts from Speyside, the Highlands and Islands, plus some single malt from Bladnoch itself. 

  • Production type
    Blended Scotch

Pure Scot History

In July 2015 Australian yoghurt and cereal entrepreneur David Prior acquired Galloway’s Bladnoch distillery, which had lain silent for six years. Prior intended to make a substantial investment in restoring the distillery, with a view to opening it again in 2017.

In the meantime, he needed a source of revenue to fund the restoration. In late 2015 he launched Pure Scot, a blended Scotch ‘for the modern whisky consumer’ in Australia. To create the product Prior hired former Burn Stewart master blender Ian Macmillan in October 2015.

Over the following year, Pure Scot was rolled out to global markets including the UK and US.


  • 1817 Bladnoch distillery is built in the Lowlands
  • July 2015 Bladnoch distillery is purchased by David Prior
  • Late 2015 Pure Scot is launched in Australia. Ian Macmillan is hired as master blender
  • 2016 Pure Scot is rolled out to global markets, including the UK and US


Current owner


Bladnoch distillery
Dumfries and Galloway
United Kingdom
+44 (0)1988 402605
Visitor Opening Hours
Not open to the public


See also

  • Clanroy Clanroy Clanroy Brand


    A now dormant blended Scotch owned by Morrison Bowmore that has its roots in the 1930s.

  • McCallum's McCallum's McCallum's Brand


    An early 20th century ‘Scots’ blend that became a surprise hit in Australia.

  • Bladnoch Distillery Forum Bladnoch Distillery Forum Bladnoch Distillery Forum Independent bottler

    Bladnoch Distillery Forum

    Online fan club run by the former owners of Bladnoch distillery, and bottler of single cask whisky.

  • Bladnoch Distillery Limited Bladnoch Distillery Limited Bladnoch Distillery Limited Distiller

    Bladnoch Distillery Limited

    Owner of Bladnoch malt distillery in Dumfries and Galloway.

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