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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  • We had a great time on our tour. Maria was very knowledgeable, friendly and made it very interesting. The tasting experience was very insightful, informative and fun! Highly recommended. 
    We had a great time on our tour. Maria was very knowledgeable, friendly and made it very interesting. The tasting experience was very insightful, informative and fun! Highly recommended.  more »
  • Really informative and fun tour - we would highly recommend! The free whiskey glass was an added nice surprise. 
    Really informative and fun tour - we would highly recommend! The free whiskey glass was an added nice surprise.  more »
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  • What a great visit to the distillery. Our tour guide Andrew was very knowledgeable with a great sense of humour. It is well worth a visit as you get to taste sherry & bourbon cask whiskeys, excelkent all round.
  • Neat little distillery with a good short 20 minute tour. The tour goes through the process that is used to make their product. The tour ends with a small tasting of their iconic 12 year whiskey to include a small glass to take. Whiskey was ok but not included in the favorite list.

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