The granite hills of Bennachie dominate the Aberdeenshire landscape and its most iconic peak, Mither Tap, was once home to the ancient Picts who brewed heather honey mead on its slopes, surrounded by heather moorland. Only 10 miles from the summit lies our family run micro-distillery, located within a former agricultural steading we have sympathetically refurbished, maintaining its original features, into a fully working distillery.
Early on in our distilling journey we were inspired to create artisanal spirits with provenance, history and authenticity, drawing on Scotland’s distilling heritage and the prehistoric legacy of the Picts in Aberdeenshire. Our company logo features the Pictish astronomical calendar, the V rod and crescent, as carved into the Brandsbutt stone in Inverurie, our design represents Vesper, the evening star, rising above Mither Tap on Bennachie.
The Vesperis Pictish Spirits range share 3 locally sourced, classic, Scottish botanicals, which capture the essence of wild Scotland: seasonal apples, handpicked Ling Heather blossom and heather honey. Our spirits are distilled with pure Aberdeenshire spring water, then hand bottled, waxed and labelled with care and passion, all on site at Maryfield of Blackford.
Blackford Craft Distillery
Maryfield of Blackford
Aberdeenshire AB51 8YL