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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

The health and wellbeing of our employees, visitors and on-site partners is our highest priority. Given the fast-moving Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, as a precautionary measure, Blair Athol Distillery Visitor Centre is closed until 3rd April, when the situation will be reviewed and a further update given. If you have an entry ticket during this period, please contact blair.athol.distillery@diageo.com for a refund. Please bear with us as we process all requests, we reassure you that we will respond to each and every query. 

Opening Times (last tour is 1 hour before closing)

January - May

Monday - Sunday

10:00 - 17:00

Closed

17th May 2020

June - September

Monday - Sunday

10:00 - 18:30

 

October - December

Monday - Sunday

10:00 - 17:00

Closing Dates

Christmas Day & New Years Day

25th December 2020 & 1st January 2021

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.

Where to find us

At the gateway to the Highlands

Blair Athol Distillery

Pitlochry

Perthshire

PH16 5LY

Perth Road

Contact us

Tel: 01796 482003

Email: blair.athol.distillery@diageo.com

Travel & Accessibility

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.

At Blair Athol we welcome all visitors but as we were established in 1798 some of our buildings are old and not easily accessible. Wheelchair access is available in our visitor centre, toilets, courtyard, and shop.

Taking a tour involves climbing steps and so some aspects are not wheelchair accessible but we will do our best to show you as much as we can. If you have access requirements and would like some help to plan your visit please get in touch by telephoning 

+44 1796 482003 or emailing blair.athol.distillery@diageo.com

THE STORY OF BLAIR ATHOL

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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Scotland
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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