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Blair Athol

The picturesque Pitlochry-based distillery lies close to Edradour and is unconnected with the simarly spelt town, Blair Atholl. The water tumbles down the 841m peak, Ben Vrackie and into the 2.5million litres the distillery produces annually. The distillery was founded under the name Aldour in 1778, by Robert Robertson. In 1825, he expanded and renamed the facilities Blair Athol. The distillery has had a long association with Bell’s Blended Scotch - their roots were entwined as far back as the mid nineteenth century.

Blair Athol changed hands several times during the 1800s and eventually closed in 1932. A year later the distillery was acquired by Arthur Bell and Sons and today as much as 95% of the outturn is bourbon-matured and used in Bell’s blended products. The whisky boasts a swift maturation and the remaining five or so percent of spirit is aged in sherry casks and sold as single malt, mostly by independent bottlers.

Following the Guinness Group's acquisition of Arthur Bell and Sons and the subsequent affiliation with United Distillers, Diageo are now the current owners of Blair Athol. Thus, the malt is now lorried in from Diageo’s central Roseisle maltings. In 1987, a visitor centre was installed and now the well-groomed distillery enjoys in excess of 30,000 visitors annually.

Blair Athol 22 Year Old 1991 (cask 7279) (Berry Bros. & Rudd)

70cl, 46%

A 22 year old Blair Athol single malt, distilled in 1991 and bottled 2014. This was independently bottled by the wonderful Berry Brothers & Rudd, wine and spirit merchant extraordinaires.  More info

Blair Athol 22 Year Old 1991 (cask 7279) (Berry Bros. & Rudd)
$114.57

Blair Athol 22 Year Old 1991 (cask 7237) - Dimensions (Duncan Taylor)

70cl, 55.30%

Blair Athol at a natural cask strength of 55.3% abv after 22 years maturing in a single cask. Hardly ever seen as an official bottling (there was a Flora and Fauna bottling with a cool otter on it),…  More info

Blair Athol 22 Year Old 1991 (cask 7237) - Dimensions (Duncan Taylor)
$177.61

Blair Athol 23 Year Old 1991 (cask 328667) - The Duncan Taylor Single

70cl, 55.50%

Sherried Blair Athol single malt Scotch whisky, matured in a single Sherry oak cask for 23 years! It was distilled back in August 1991 and bottled in October 2014 by Duncan Taylor for their Duncan…  More info

Blair Athol 23 Year Old 1991 (cask 328667) - The Duncan Taylor Single
$225.02

Blair Athol 15 Year Old 1998 (cask 2754) (Berry Bros. & Rudd)

70cl, 46%

While most of Blair Athol's whisky is used in Bell's blended whiskies, some of it gets out on through independent bottlers, like Berry Bros. & Rudd. This 15 year old from cask 2754, being a prime…  More info

Blair Athol 15 Year Old 1998 (cask 2754) (Berry Bros. & Rudd)
$81.13

Blair Athol 25 Year Old 1989 (cask 10440) - Xtra Old Particular (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 49.30%

A Douglas Laing bottling of Blair Athol single malt Scotch whisky, matured in a single refill hogshead for 25 long years! It was distilled in June 1989 and bottled in October 2014 for the Xtra Old…  More info

Blair Athol 25 Year Old 1989 (cask 10440) - Xtra Old Particular (Douglas Laing)
$190.19

Blair Athol 24 Year Old 1991 (cask 7288) - Pearls Of Scotland (Gordon & Company)

70cl, 54.60%

This is a single malt Scotch whisky distilled by Blair Athol in the Highlands, bottled for the Pearls of Scotland range. Though lots of Blair Athol's whisky is used for some big name blends, their…  More info

Blair Athol 24 Year Old 1991 (cask 7288) - Pearls Of Scotland (Gordon & Company)
$126.19

Blair Athol 24 Year Old 1989 (cask 6463) - Celebration Of The Cask (Càrn Mòr)

70cl, 57.20%

24 year old Blair Athol single malt Scotch whisky, bottled for the Càrn Mòr Celebration of the Cask range. It was distilled in November 1989 and set aside to mature in a single hogshead cask until…  More info

Blair Athol 24 Year Old 1989 (cask 6463) - Celebration Of The Cask (Càrn Mòr)
$164.17

Blair Athol 18 Year Old 1995 (cask 10457) - Old Particular (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 48.40%

Blair Athol single malt Scotch whisky matured in a Sherry butt? Sounds lovely! This single cask independent bottling comes from Douglas Laing's Old Particular range. The whisky was distilled at Blair…  More info

Blair Athol 18 Year Old 1995 (cask 10457) - Old Particular (Douglas Laing)
$87.97

Blair Athol 12 Year Old 2004 (cask 11069) - Provenance (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 46%

Independently bottled Blair Athol single malt, presented by Douglas Laing for their Provenance range. This was distilled in February 2004 and bottled at 12 years old in March 2016 at 46% ABV.  More info

Blair Athol 12 Year Old 2004 (cask 11069) - Provenance (Douglas Laing)
$47.95

Blair Athol 2005 (bottled 2014) - Connoisseurs Choice (Gordon & MacPhail)

70cl, 46%

A Gordon & MacPhail bottling of Blair Athol single malt Scotch whisky, matured from 2005 to 2014. It was then bottled as part of the Connoisseurs Choice range at 46% ABV.  More info

Blair Athol 2005 (bottled 2014) - Connoisseurs Choice (Gordon & MacPhail)
$44.84

Blair Athol 5 Year Old 2010 - Strictly Limited (Càrn Mòr)

70cl, 46%

A Strictly Limited bottling of Blair Athol single malt, matured in a single Sherry butt from 2010 to 2016. The outturn was 870 bottles at 46% abv.  More info

Blair Athol 5 Year Old 2010 - Strictly Limited (Càrn Mòr)
$45.48

Foraged Fruit Fool 1991 (bottled 2014) - Wemyss Malts (Blair Athol)

70cl, 46%

A single cask bottling of single malt Scotch whisky from the Blair Athol distillery in the Highlands, bottled by Wemyss Malts. It was distilled in 1991 and set aside to mature in a single barrel for…  More info

Foraged Fruit Fool 1991 (bottled 2014) - Wemyss Malts (Blair Athol)
$136.36

Blair Athol 12 Year Old - Flora and Fauna

70cl, 43%

A Flora and Fauna release from the Blair Athol distillery, this 12 year old exudes sherry and Christmas pudding notes with spice. Blair Athol does not receive the acclaim it so thoroughly deserves.  More info

Blair Athol 12 Year Old - Flora and Fauna
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$54.48

Blair Athol 23 Year Old 1989 Cask 2930 - Dimensions (Duncan Taylor)

70cl, 47.60%

This was distilled at the Blair Athol distillery in May 1989 before a 23 year maturation in a single cask (number 2930). It was then bottled for Duncan Taylor's Dimensions range and comes at natural…  More info

Blair Athol 23 Year Old 1989 Cask 2930 - Dimensions (Duncan Taylor)
$108.93

Blair Athol 23 Year Old 1989 - Dimensions (Duncan Taylor)

70cl, 49.40%

This was distilled at Blair Athol in May 1989. It was then aged for 23 years in cask 2929 before bottling in June 2012 for Duncan Taylor's Dimensions range. A release of just 270 numbered bottles.  More info

Blair Athol 23 Year Old 1989 - Dimensions (Duncan Taylor)
$141.02

Blair Athol 12 Year Old 1999 - Old Malt Cask - Cigar Malt l (Douglas Laing)

20cl, 50%

A sherry matured Blair Athol, bottled as a "Cigar Malt" by Douglas Laing. There are just 300 bottles of this, and the producers recommend this be enjoyed with a medium to full flavoured cigar.  More info

Blair Athol 12 Year Old 1999 - Old Malt Cask - Cigar Malt l (Douglas Laing)

Blair Athol 27 Year Old 1975 - Rare Malts

70cl, 54.70%

A cask strength release from Diageo's Rare Malts range, bottled in April of 2003 after 27 years maturation. This single malt represents a great chance to own an older bottling from the Highland…  More info

Blair Athol 27 Year Old 1975 - Rare Malts

Blair Athol 10 Year Old - Premier Barrel (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 46%

From Douglas Laing's Premier Barrel range. This 10 year old Blair Athol (matured in a sherry cask) is part of a limited outturn of 651 decanters. The producers bill this single barrel whisky as "A…  More info

Blair Athol 10 Year Old - Premier Barrel (Douglas Laing)

Blair Athol 12 Year Old 1997 - Un-Chillfiltered (Signatory)

70cl, 46%

A release of 399 bottles of vintage Blair Athol, bottled for Signatory's Unchillfiltered range. This was distilled on the 2nd April 1997 and matured in hogshead number 2297 before bottling on the…  More info

Blair Athol 12 Year Old 1997 - Un-Chillfiltered (Signatory)

Blair Athol 1993 - Connoisseurs Choice (Gordon and MacPhail)

70cl, 43%

A 1993 'vintage' from the Gordon and MacPhail Connoisseur's Choice range and a delightful example of why this Eastern Highland distillery, Blair Athol, does not receive the credit it deserves.  More info

Blair Athol 1993 - Connoisseurs Choice (Gordon and MacPhail)

Blair Athol 12 Year Old 1995 - Provenance (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 46%

A 12 year old Blair Athol matured in a sherry butt (number 4108). Distilled in Summer 1995 and bottled in Winter 2008. Bottled for the Provenance range.  More info

Blair Athol 12 Year Old 1995 - Provenance (Douglas Laing)
$43.77

Blair Athol 1995 - Connoisseurs Choice (Gordon and MacPhail)

70cl, 43%

A 1995 vintage from the Blair Athol distillery, bottled by Gordon and MacPhail. The distillery is known for its gentle, fresh, fruity, and slightly peaty whisky.  More info

Blair Athol 1995 - Connoisseurs Choice (Gordon and MacPhail)

Blair Athol 10 Year Old Cigar Malt - Old Malt Cask (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 50%

A sherry matured Blair Athol, bottled as a "Cigar Malt" by Douglas Laing. There are just 300 bottles of this, and the producers recommend this be enjoyed with a medium to full flavoured cigar.  More info

Blair Athol 10 Year Old Cigar Malt - Old Malt Cask (Douglas Laing)

Blair Athol 35 Year Old 1974 - Old Malt Cask (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 50%

Single Cask Blair Athol, matured in refill hogshead number 5572 for a whopping 35 years. This was distilled in October 1974 and bottled by Douglas Laing in October 2009. An outturn of 217 bottles.  More info

Blair Athol 35 Year Old 1974 - Old Malt Cask (Douglas Laing)

Blair Athol 25 Year Old 1986 (Adelphi)

70cl, 52.90%

Aged for 25 years in a single refill bourbon cask, this was distilled in 1986 at Blair Athol, and it was bottled by Adelphi. A release of 184 bottles.  More info

Blair Athol 25 Year Old 1986 (Adelphi)

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