Ben Nevis Distillery is located at the base of Ben Nevis, the highest mountain in the United Kingdom. A coastal distillery in Fort William, with a visitor centre and cafe open to the public, it has been owned by Nikka Whisky Distilling of Tokyo, Japan, since 1989.
The Japanese company acquired the distillery in 1989, and the heart of the range has been for some time has been Ben Nevis 10 Years Old and Ben Nevis 21 Years Old whisky. There have also been a few cask-finishes, limited editions and independent bottlings, notably from Blackadder and Douglas Laing. In 1991, a visitor centre and cafe was opened for the public.