Blair Athol Distillery

Bells Blair Athol Distillery

Blair Athol Distillery

Blair Athol Distillery

One of the oldest distilleries in Scotland, established in 1798 by John Steward and Robert Robertson. It is an easy 1/2 mile walk from Pitlochry town centre on the road in to Pitlochry from Perth. Interesting the spelling of Athol, is the original spelling and has one 'l'. Unlike the modern spelling of Atholl with two 'l's.

Mash Tum Bar launch on You Tube A short video of the launch on the NEW Mash Tum Bar on 6th July 2017

The original name for Blair Athol Distillery was called the 'Aldour'. Named after the Alt Dour burn (stream) from which the distillery draws its pure water.

The 12 year old single Blair Athol Malt, has a mellow deep-toned aroma and a strong fruity flavour with a smooth finish. This can only be bought at the Bells Blair Athol Distillery in Pitlochry.

Also offers a whisky and cheese pairing, using local Strathearn cheese. Ask for details at the Mashtun Bar.

Blair Athol Distillery on Trip Adviser.

Another claim to fame for the distillery whisky, is that it is one of the whiskies, that goes in to the blend that makes up the ever popular Bell's Blend, the most popular blended whisky in the UK. The whisky is a blend of several fine grain and malts from Speyside and the Islands which is created into Bells Blended Scotch Whisky by master blenders here at Blair Athol Distillery Pitlochry.

Demand for whisky was such that in 1973 the distillery added a further two stills to make a total of four stills, which you can see today.

Open for tours all year.  2017 prices - £7.50 (includes a £5 discount voucher off the
purchase of a 70cl bottle of single malt whisky).

There is a very informative audio/visual display in the visitor centre, and a very well stocked shop, a very popular destination for Coach Tours and private visitors. There is ample parking.

Opening Times: Times vary all year - please visit the Bells Blair Athol web site (see the right margin on the home page for times)

Festive Season: Please call in advance for details

Last tour 1 hour before closing.

Private tours of Blair Athol Distillery are available by calling Tel:-  01796 482003