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Blair Athol

Blair Athol Distillery

Blair Athol Distillery

Region: Highland, Scotland. PH16 5LY

Founded: 1798

Status: Active

Owner: Diageo

Water source: Allt Dour Burn (Burn of the otter)

Mash tun: 8 tonnes semi-lauter

Washbacks: 6x stainless steel

Stills: 2x Wash 2x Spirit

Capacity: 2.5 million litres per annum

History:

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 near Pitlochry in Perthshire. 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 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 stills to the existing two.

Blair Athol Whisky Reviews:

  • blair-athol-12-year-old-2003-langside-robertsons-of-pitlochry Blair Athol 12 Years Old 2003 Hepburn’s Choice ~ 46% (Langside) - Review: Blair Athol 12 Years Old 2003 Hepburn’s Choice bottled exclusively for Robertsons of Pitlochry Category: Highland single malt scotch whisky Origin: Blair Athol Distillery Bottling: Langside bottled exclusively for Robertsons of Pitlochry ABV: 46% Price £20 for 20cl What they say: Distilled in 2003 at Blair Athol and matured for a full 12 years […]
  • blair-athol-12-year-old-whisky Blair Athol 12 Years Old Flora and Fauna ~ 43% (Diageo) - Review: Blair Athol 12 Years Old Flora and Fauna Category: Highland single malt scotch whisky Distillery: Blair Athol Bottling: Diageo ABV: 43% Cost: £45.23 from Master of Malt What they say: Blair Athol Distillery stands at the gateway to the Scottish Highlands in the picturesque town of Pitlochry, Perthshire. From the water of the Allt Dour […]
  • blair-athol-distillery-only-whisky Blair Athol Distillery Only 2010 ~ 55.8% (Diageo) - Review: Blair Athol Distillery Only 2010 Category: Highland single malt scotch whisky Origin: Blair Athol Distillery Bottling: Diageo; Blair Athol Distillery ABV: 55.8% What they say: Blair Athol single malt whisky, bottled in 2010 at cask strength and only available at the distillery – full of flavour and rather rare! Tasting Note by The Chaps […]

 

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