Founded in 1798, Blair Athol is one of Scotland’s oldest distilleries and also the most visited.
The Distillery sits in the quaint town of Pitlochry, in the picturesque Perthshire area.
This is a great location for whisky distilling as it makes way to the Scottish Highlands.
Blair Athol was historically linked to the famous Bell's Blended Scotch, where Blair Athol would provide a rich and fruity backbone.
We are looking for that fruity quality when selecting casks from Blair Athol; Red apples, orange peel and liquorice are the qualities we love to see when exploring casks from Blair Athol.
Blair Athol’s ancient source of water is the Allt Dour – in Gaelic “the burn of the otter” - which flows through the grounds from the slopes of Ben Vrackie. Closed in 1932.
Blair Athol was saved during the depression by Arthur Bell and Sons.
One of the most visited distilleries, helped by its located just off the A9 with travellers going north from Edinburgh.
Lively with floral and grassy notes, leading to white peaches and tangy orange juice. Hints of fresh mint and warm cereal biscuity notes.
Dried orange peel and toasted gingerbread and soft hints of spice. Sweeter citrus notes develop into honey and sweet cinnamon. With water added, creamy vanilla fudge, baking spices, jam tarts, and peppery oak come to the fore.
Medium to long finish with notes of caramelised lemon, shaved oak, white pepper, honey and warming spices of cloves and caramelised vanilla.
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