A lost Islay distillery that was open only briefly in the 1810s.
Highland single malt Scotch whisky
Although records show it was active in Perthshire at the end of the 18th century, little more is known about the mysterious Balon distillery. Around this time many distilleries sought to ‘go legit’ by obtaining licences. It was also common for them to disappear just months later without a trace, a fate that seems to have befallen Balon distillery.
Robert McIntosh obtained a licence for Balon distillery in 1798, although he ceased operation in the same year.
- 1798 Robert McIntosh opens Balon distillery but closes it soon after
Perth and Kinross