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 on the south edge of Pitlochry in Perthshire, near the River Tummel.See Blair Athol Distillery and all Pitlochry has to offer by arranging your trip with our Pitlochry online trip itinerary builder.
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 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 further stills to the previous two.
Tours to Blair Athol Distillery
$109 BOOK WITH VIATOR 2-Day Inverness and the Highlands Small Group Tour from Edinburgh
Duration: 2 days
$456 BOOK WITH VIATOR Scottish Highlands Luxury Private Tour with Scottish Driver
Duration: 8 to 9 hours
Blair Athol Distillery reviews
As the distillery was very quiet, I had a private tour with my guide Georgia. She was very relaxed, knowledgeable giving me just the right amount of information without overload. She gave me... more »
Visited the distillery on a break to Pitlochry, very enjoyable, very well planned to take COVID restrictions into account which didn’t take away from the experience. David , the guide, was very... more »
Great tour of a great Distillery. Our guide “tall” Paul was very nice and funny. We could understand everything he said due to his new zealand accent! Also the price was very good!
Thank you Tom, we enjoyed your tour very much 😊 I gave only 4 stars because the tasting bar closed right on the time that we finished the tour... Yes, we took the last tour of the day, but half an hour for some whiskey tasting would have been great 😏
Plan your trip to Pitlochry
Get a personalized tripA complete day by day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your trip. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Book itChoose from the best hotels
and activities. Up to 50% off
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
See all ›
Side trips from Pitlochry
Hidden gems in Pitlochry
See all ›
Nature in Pitlochry
Trips to Blair Athol Distillery by other users
6 days in Aviemore and the Cairngorms BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM January, popular sights Preferences: January Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 60 days in United Kingdom BY A USER FROM SWITZERLAND December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 4 days in Aviemore BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, popular sights Preferences: January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 11 days in United Kingdom BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM January, popular sights Preferences: January Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 9 days in Scotland BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM December, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, wildlife, hidden gems Preferences: December, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, wildlife Attraction style: Hidden gems Pace: Medium 17 days in Scotland & Ireland BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA June, culture, relaxing, romantic, slow & easy, hidden gems Preferences: June, culture, relaxing, romantic Attraction style: Hidden gems Pace: Slow & easy