Blair Athol Distillery, Pitlochry

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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.
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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  • A superb visit this weekend. Our tour guide Miki was exceptional for our signature tour but all of the staff were excellent, even suggesting different drinks in the bar and even a local restaurant... 
    A superb visit this weekend. Our tour guide Miki was exceptional for our signature tour but all of the staff were excellent, even suggesting different drinks in the bar and even a local restaurant...  more »
  • Myself and two friends had our first whisky tour experience at the Blair Athol distillery. Andrew was our host and tourguide and we cannot say enough great things about him! He was so friendly... 
    Myself and two friends had our first whisky tour experience at the Blair Athol distillery. Andrew was our host and tourguide and we cannot say enough great things about him! He was so friendly...  more »
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  • Great tour of a great Distillery. Our guide β€œtall” 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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