Bells Blair Atholl Distillery Pitlochry, Scotland

Bells Blair Athol Distillery Pitlochry

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Bells Blair Athol Distillery, a short walk from Pitlochry town centre.whisky-display-blair-athol-distillery-pitlochry.jpg

Bells Blair Athol Distillery is one of the oldest distilleries in Scotland, established in 1798 by John Steward and Robert Robertson, located about 1/2 mile from Pitlochry town centre on the road in to Pitlochry from Perth.

Originally Bells Blair Athol Distillery was called the 'Aldour', after the Alt Dour burn from which the distillery draws its pure water to produce its famous 12 year old single Blair Athol Malt with 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.

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tasting-whisky-area-blair-athol-distillery-pitlochry.jpg Another claim to fame for the Bells Blair Athol 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 Bells Blair Athol Distillery expanded by adding a further two stills to make a total of four stills, which you can see today.

santa-tour-blair-athol-distillery-pitlochry.jpgPart played by Bells Blair Athol Distillery in the local community - Bells Blair Athol Distillery is an important part of the community actively supporting many events such as the Pitlochry Highland Games and hosting events such as the famous Santa and Reindeer Parade every Christmas with Pitlochry in Bloom. 

Bells Blair Athol Distillery is open for tours all year.  £6.50 (includes a £3 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.tour-blair-athol-distillery-pitlochry.jpg

Bells Blair Athol Distillery Opening Times:-

  • January to Easter 2014: Mon-Fri: 10.00am-4.00pm -
  • Easter to October 2013: Mon-Sun: 10.00am - 5pm & Sunday: 12noon - 5pm
  • November and December 2013: Mon-Sun 10am to 4pm: (Tours available hourly from 10.00am until 3.00pm). Closed 25th and 26th December 2013 and 1st and 2nd January 2014

Festive Season: Please call in advance for details
Last tour 1 hour before closing.

Private tours of Bells Bell Athol Distillery are available by calling Tel:-  01796 482003
or e-mail