Blair Athol Distillery
Blair Athol is an attractive distillery with old stone walls, some clad in ivy. It was established in 1798 and it is a short walk from Pitlochry town centre. One of the most popular blended whiskies in Scotland is Bell’s and Blair Athol is a key constituent. However, Blair Athol is a little known but memorable single malt in its own right.
The Blair Athol 12 year old is part of a range known as Flora and Fauna. This range of single malts showcases some lesser known distilleries. Each distillery label has a picture of an animal or plant and it was this that inspired the whisky writer Michael Jackson to “nickname” the range Flora and Fauna. In Blair Athol’s case an otter is depicted, inspired by its water source, The Allt Dour (Otter) Burn.
Blair Athol Distillery Tours & Tastings
Blair Athol Signature Experience
A guided distillery experience followed by a tutored tasting of four whiskies including Blair Athol Distillery Exclusive Bottling and gift. Children over the age of eight will be welcomed at £4 per child with a limit of two children per group. (£16)
Blair Athol Masterclass Experience
A tutored tasting of four whiskies including Blair Athol Distillery Exclusive Bottling and gift. Children under 18 will be welcomed free of charge with a limit of two children per group. (£12).
Blair Athol Cocktail Masterclass
A tutored tasting of three whiskies followed by a whisky cocktail Masterclass. Children under 18 will be welcomed free of charge with a limit of two children per group. (£12).
Blair Athol Distillery and Tour Highlights
How to get to Blair Athol Distillery
Blair Athol Distillery is situated in Pitlochry just off the main A9 route north. It’s a short walk from the train station. There are bus services to Pitlochry. If you are driving, please note that drink driving laws in Scotland are extremely strict and there is a zero tolerance policy. If you are driving check with Blair Athol Distillery before booking as to how they cater for drivers. For detailed directions click on the link within the map.