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Welcome to Blair Athol Distillery

Blair Athol Distillery stands at the gateway to the Scottish Highlands in the picturesque town of Pitlochry, Perthshire. Set in open moorland south of the town, in the foothills of the Grampian mountains, Blair Athol’s ancient source of water – the Allt Dour – flows through the grounds from the slopes of Ben Vrackie, contributing to the whisky’s, mellow quality and smooth finish.

Notice to visitors

New tour options available from November 2018 - please contact distillery directly to find out more information.

In the event of adverse weather conditions, the site may be closed to ensure the health & safety of our employees and our visitors. Every possible effort will be made to contact pre-booked visits. 

Tours of our Distillery
We have a range of tours available. Discover the right one for you.

For Everyone
Blair Athol Standard


A guided tour of the distillery with a dram of Blair Athol single malt.

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For Blair Athol fans
Blair Athol Signature


Enjoy our extensive range of Malts with a public or private tour. 

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For Connoisseurs
Allt Dour


A private tour and tutored tasting of our Cask Strength Blair Athol drawn direct from the cask. 

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For Expert Advice
Blair Athol
Manager's Tasting


A private tutored tasting of 5 exclusive whiskies selected by our distillery manager – including our exclusive distillery only bottling. 

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For Grain Whisky Experts


Private tutored tasting of our Blair Athol 12 year old and quality single malt and grain whiskies which contribute to the blends.

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For a whole day
Blair Athol Experience Tour


A full day tour round the distillery, including a tasting session and hosted private lunch.

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Opening Times (last tour is 1 hour before closing)

January - June

Monday - Sunday

10:00 - 17:00

July - September

Monday - Sunday

10:00 - 18:30

October - December

Monday - Sunday

10:00 - 17:00

Where to find us

At the gateway to the Highlands

Blair Athol Distillery



PH16 5LY

Perth Road

Contact us

Tel: 01796 482003



By Car: On the A9 take the turn off to Pitlochry and follow the main street into the village. There you will find Blair Athol distillery at the south end of the village. 

By train: When you arrive at Pitlochry train station turn right and the distillery is at the south end of the village.

Blair Athol distillery video

Take a peek at the ins and outs of our working distillery. From the picturesque Perthshire to the water of the Allt Dour burn that makes our 12 Year Old Single Malt Whisky.


Uncover the history behind the liquid

Blair Athol’s ancient source of water is the Allt Dour – in Gaelic “the burn of the otter” – flows through the grounds of the distillery from the slopes of Ben Vrackie in the foothills of the Grampian mountains. It is this constant supply of pure water which attracted John Stewart and Robert Robertson, who founded the distillery on the moorland south of Pitlochry in 1798.

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A spirit of its own

Pitlochry is an excellent base for exploring Perthshire – Queen Victoria certainly thought so. She's said to have been one of the earliest holidaymakers to have discovered the beauty of this hillside town.

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