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Blair Athol

Distillery
  • Region: Speyside
  • Address: Pitlochry, Perthshire
  • Founded: 1798
Product Description

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.

Did You Know?

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.

 

Distillery Tasting Notes

Nose

Lively with floral and grassy notes, leading to white peaches and tangy orange juice. Hints of fresh mint and warm cereal biscuity notes.

Palate

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.

Finish

Medium to long finish with notes of caramelised lemon, shaved oak, white pepper, honey and warming spices of cloves and caramelised vanilla.

Releases
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Cask Number: 302959
Bottles: 54
Date distilled: 26/02/2014
Date bottled: 21/06/2021
Age: Aged 7 Years
Cask: REFILL Hogshead
abv: 46.3%
Markets: North America
Cask Number: 300529
Bottles: 290
Date distilled: 30/01/2008
Date bottled: 18/10/2021
Age: Aged 13 Years
Cask: REFILL Hogshead
abv: 53.8%
Markets: EU, Asia & North America
Cask Number: 304772
Bottles: 307
Date distilled: 10/07/2009
Date bottled: 18/10/2021
Age: Aged 12 Years
Cask: REFILL Hogshead
abv: 56.3%
Markets: UK
Cask Number: 304771
Bottles: 301
Date distilled: 10/07/2009
Date bottled: 18/10/2021
Age: Aged 12 Years
Cask: REFILL Hogshead
abv: 55.8%
Markets: EU & North America
Cask Number: 304773
Bottles: 279
Date distilled: 10/07/2009
Date bottled: 10/12/2021
Age: Aged 12 Years
Cask: REFILL Hogshead
abv: 56.3%
Markets: EU
Cask Number: 304111
Bottles: 293
Date distilled: 08/07/2011
Date bottled: 21/03/2021
Age: Aged 10 Years
Cask: REFILL Hogshead
abv: 56.3%
Markets: Asia & EU
Cask Number: 304774
Bottles: 289
Date distilled: 10/07/2009
Date bottled: 21/03/2021
Age: Aged 12 Years
Cask: REFILL Hogshead
abv: 56.6%
Markets: EU & UK
Cask Number: 304114
Bottles: 277
Date distilled: 08/07/2011
Date bottled: 26/04/2022
Age: Aged 10 Years
Cask: REFILL Hogshead
abv: 56.6%
Markets: Australia, Africa & EU

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