Bells Distillery Pitlochry - Blair Athol Distillery Pitlochry
Blair Athol Distillery Pitlochry is one of the oldest distilleries in Scotland. It was established in 1798 by John Steward and Robert Robertson.
An easy 1/2 mile walk from Pitlochry town centre on the main road from Pitlochry centre to Perth. There are good safe pavement paths to follow the whole way.
Interesting the spelling of Athol, is the original spelling and has one 'l'. Unlike the modern spelling of Atholl with two 'l's.
A short video of the launch on the NEW Mash Tum Bar on 6th July 2017
The original name was the 'Aldour'. Named after the Alt Dour burn (stream) from which the distillery draws its pure water.
The 12 year old single Blair Athol Single Malt Whisky, 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 shop at the distillery. It is one of our favourite Scottish Whisky, beautifully smooth.
The Mashtun Bar - offers a whisky and cheese pairing, using local Strathearn cheese. Ask for details at the Mashtun Bar.
Bells Distillery Pitlochry story
Another claim to fame for the Blair Athol Single Malt Whisky. It is one of the whiskies, that goes in to the ever popular Bell's Blend. It is 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 Pitlochry whisky tours all year.
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 Pitliochry are available by calling Tel:- 01796 482003