Blair Athol

Location and contact details

Location" Location: Blair Athol Distillery, Perth Road, Pitlochry, Perthshire, PH16 5LY
Visitor Visit Type: Vistor Centre
Co-ordinates" Co-ordinates: 56.697689, -3.721554
Telephone" Telephone: +44 (0) 1796 482 003
Email" Email: blair.athol.distillery[at]diageo.com
Web" Web: https://www.discovering-distilleries.com/blairathol/
Twitter" Twitter: Lagavulin (@LagavulinWhisky)

Facts and figures

LocationBlair Athol Distillery, Perth Road, Pitlochry, Perthshire, PH16 5LY
Founded1798
OwnerDiageo
Water SourceAlt Dour Burn
Stills2 wash stills (13,000 litres)
2 spirit stills (12,000 litres)
Capacity2,500,000 litres

Opening Hours

Opening hours vary through the year; check for details of opening hours. Tours run every hour on the hour.

Tours

Blair Athol Standard Tour £7.00

Guided tour of the distillery with a dram of Blair Athol single malt.

Signature Tour £17.50

Private tour and tasting of our Blair Athol 12 Year Old Single Malt plus a further 3 Single Malts from our Extensive Range. (Minimum numbers 4 – Maximum numbers 18. Please telephone to arrange your tour.

Allt Dour Deluxe £30.00

Private tour and tutored tasting of our Blair Athol 12 Year Old Single Malt. Our Cask Strength Blair Athol drawn direct from the cask and 4 further “Drams” from our Whisky Treasure Trove. (Minimum numbers 4 – Maximum numbers 8) Please telephone to book your tour. All tours include a voucher £5 discount off the purchase of a 70cl single malt whisky.

History

Blair Athol is one of Diageo's Classic Malts.

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 near Pitlochry in Perthshire.

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[when?] 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 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 stills to the existing two.
Information correct as of 2016-05-21
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