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Blair Athol Distillery

One of the oldest working distilleries in Scotland and an easy visit from Pitlochry or the A9 if you are on the way north. Tours throughout year.

Established in 1798 in the popular Perthshire town of Pitlochry, Blair Athol Distillery is one of the oldest working distilleries in Scotland. It is now owned by United Distillers and Vintners. Whisky produced here is used in Bell's Eight-Year-Old Extra Special, the biggest-selling blended whisky in the UK, and the water comes from from the Allt Dour, the burn of the Otter. The 12-Year-Old Malt has a fresh, peaty, nutty, spicey flavour. A free dram is given after the tour, and the admission charge includes a discount voucher, which is redeemable in the well-stocked distillery shop towards the purchase of a 70cl bottle of malt whisky.

Children under eight years old are welcome but are not encouraged to take the tour.

Owning Company  :United Distillers

Production Status  :Operational

Established  :1798

Source  :Allt Dour

Age when bottled  :12 yrs

Strength  :43%

No. of Wash Stills  :2

No. of Spirit Stills: 2

Visitors per annum: 50000

Nose: Light, fresh, clean aroma

Taste: Medium hint of peat with a round finish. Plenty of flavour.

Comments: A fine south-Perthshire malt suitable for pre-dinner drinking.

Opening Days & Times

4th January until 25th March 2016

Monday – Sunday: 10.00am – 4.00pm

26th March to 31st October 2016:

Monday – Sunday: 10.00am – 5.00pm

Also open until 5.30pm from 1st July until 18th September 2016

Closed Sunday 8th May 2016

November and December 2016

Monday – Sunday : 10.00am-4.00pm
(Tours available hourly from 10.00am until 3.00pm)


PH16 5LY

Contact Phone

01796 482003

Travel Directions to Blair Athol Distillery

Directions  :On A924, 1 mile S of Pitlochry, Perthshire.

Monday, 25 January 2016