Blair Athol Distillery is a distillery in Scotland that distills Blair Athol single malt whisky. It is used in Bell's whisky, and is also normally available in a 12-year-old bottling. The distillery is located on the south edge of Pitlochry in Perthshire, near the River Tummel.See Blair Athol Distillery and all Pitlochry has to offer by arranging your trip with our Pitlochry online trip itinerary builder.
The distillery was founded in 1798 by John Steward and Robert Robertson, originally named 'Aldour',
after the Allt Dour burn the distillery draws it water from, but closed soon after opening. The distillery opened again and changed ownership to John Robertson in 1825.
It was sold several times in the period after, going from John Robertson to Alexander
Conacher & Co., then to John Conacher & Co, which was inherited by Elizabeth Conacher in 1860. It was sold again to Peter Fraser & Co, and again to Peter Mackenzie of P. McKenzie & Co Distillers Limited in 1882.
The distillery closed down in 1932. The mothballed distillery was bought by Arthur Bell and Sons, but didn't open again until it was rebuilt in 1949. In 1973 the distillery expanded, adding two further stills to the previous two.
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Blair Athol Distillery reviews
We’ve done a few distillery tours so I was glad to see they did a tasting experience without the accompanying tour. £12 for 4 tastings - 2 Blair Athol and 2 others from the Diageo range. Informative..... more »
Georgia was a great tour guide, who was able to answer all of our questions. The tour itself was concise and informative and felt very personal by virtue of the fact that we were the only 4 people on.... more »
Great tour of a great Distillery. Our guide “tall” Paul was very nice and funny. We could understand everything he said due to his new zealand accent! Also the price was very good!
Thank you Tom, we enjoyed your tour very much 😊 I gave only 4 stars because the tasting bar closed right on the time that we finished the tour... Yes, we took the last tour of the day, but half an hour for some whiskey tasting would have been great 😏
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