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Blair Atholl (With a double 'l'), Pitlochry, Perthshire.
Now not at Blair Atholl, as its name suggests, the distillery is to be found on the southern approach road to Pitlochry, just off the main A9.
OS Sheet 43 ; Map reference NN 87 65 ; Latitude 3 50dg N, Longitude 56 45dg W
|Region :||Highland Central. (Midlands) - Tayside Region.|
Blair Athol Distillery.
Pitlochry, Perthshire, PH16 5LY
TEL: 01796 472234 - FAX: 01796 473292
Easter-Sept, Mon-Sat: 0900.17.00. Sun: 12.00-17.00.
Oct-Easter, Mon-Fri: 09.00-17.00 (last tour at 16.00).
Dec-Feb, tours by appointment only.
Aprox. 1825 (Alexander Connacher & Co.) The still trace its origin to 1798.
Extended in the 1970's.
|Owner :||United Distillers plc.|
|Water :||Kinnaird Burn and Ben Vrackie (Pitlochry) / Allt Dour (Burn of the Otter)|
The distillery was founded in the late 1790's at Pitlochry and the owners have always insisted on using Orkney peat, preferred for its young character.
Blair Athol Distillery, Highlands
When the activities of the Blair Athol distillery actually began is not known, as it was an illicit operation left undocumented. The introduction of the new licensing laws were followed by a revival of its fortunes in the hands of John Robertson. A long string of different owners followed in rapid succession; Eventually it was acquired, along with Dufftown distillery, by blenders Arthur Bell in 1933 but it stayed out of production until 1949, when it was rebuilt.
Arthur Bell became part of Guinness in 1989. which then formed part of the UDV Group (United Distillers and Vintners Diageo). Only 5% of the production is marketed as single malt (among others in the Fauna & Flora collection), the remaining part being sold to blenders. The distillery and the whisky are indeed closely identified with Bell’s blends.
Blair Athol has its own burn, the Allt na Dour which peat-smoked barley very lightly to the distiller's specification. Blair Athol single malt (12 years old house style) is fresh and gently peaty with aroma and flavour which become quite pronounced and lengthy at the finish. It is noted for its tangy, spicy-fruit quality and its very mellow texture.
|Age :||8 Years Old|
|Remark :||None at present time.|
Here's a request from Kathy Michell
Who was Lady Murray of Blair Athol around 1650 she is one of my ancestors.
I myself found that she was married twice her second husband being a John Bright who died of typhus. She later married Joseph Bell. They left Scotland after the Battle of Culloden Moor in 1746 when the Clans were dissolved - went to Yorkshire to find work.
Cheers for the Orkney Peat!
Please help if you can, thanks.
|LINKS..........||to official Blair Athol or related web pages.|
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