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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 13 Year Old 2008 (cask 303409A) - The Single Cask

70cl, 56.3%

13 year old single malt from Blair Athol, distilled back in 2008 and matured until 2021, including a finishing period in a rum quarter cask. After that, it was bottled up by The Single Cask at cask…  More info

Blair Athol 13 Year Old 2008 (cask 303409A) - The Single Cask
$98.25

Blair Athol 12 Year Old 2009 (cask 304006) - Auld Goonsy's Malt

70cl, 58.3%

A cracking cask strength indie bottling of Blair Athol single malt, brought to us by the folks at Auld Goonsy's Malt. Distilled in June 2009, this expression spent a dozen years hanging out in a…  More info

Blair Athol 12 Year Old 2009 (cask 304006) - Auld Goonsy's Malt
$81.49

Blair Athol 7 Year Old 2013 (cask 311432C) - The Single Cask

70cl, 57.2%

From The Single Cask's range of... Well, single cask bottlings (it's an apt name for an indie bottler) comes a 7 year old single malt distilled by Blair Athol back in 2013. It was bottled up in…  More info

Blair Athol 7 Year Old 2013 (cask 311432C)  - The Single Cask
$83.73

Blair Athol 27 Year Old 1991 (cask 328649) - The Octave (Duncan Taylor)

70cl, 54%

A well aged single malt from the Blair Athol Distillery, independently bottled and released as part of the Octave range by Duncan Taylor. Distilled in 1991 and matured for 27 years before being…  More info

Blair Athol 27 Year Old 1991 (cask 328649) - The Octave (Duncan Taylor)
$552.96

Blair Athol 12 Year Old 2008 (cask BA821) - Hidden Spirits

70cl, 52.1%

From Italian independent bottler Hidden Spirits comes a 12 year old single malt distilled by Blair Athol back in 2008. After a dozen years of maturation, it was bottled up at 52.1% ABV in 2021, and…  More info

Blair Athol 12 Year Old 2008 (cask BA821) - Hidden Spirits
$71.44

Blair Athol 11 Year Old 2009 - Hepburn's Choice (Langside)

70cl, 46%

From Langside's very own Hepburn's Choice indie bottling range comes an 11 year old single malt from the Blair Athol Distillery up in the Highlands. This expression was distilled in 2009, and after a…  More info

Blair Athol 11 Year Old 2009 - Hepburn's Choice (Langside)
$52.45

Blair Athol 10 Year Old 2010 - Hepburn's Choice (Langside)

70cl, 46%

10 year old single malt from Blair Athol, independently bottled by Langside as part of the Hepburn's Choice range. It was distilled back in 2010, and left to rest in a bourbon barrel for a decade…  More info

Blair Athol 10 Year Old 2010 - Hepburn's Choice (Langside)
$50.22

Blair Athol 12 Year Old 2008 - Mey Selections

70cl, 53%

A 12 year old single malt from the Blair Athol Distillery up in the Highlands, distilled back in 2008 and allowed to age in a first-fill sherry cask. After a dozen years of maturation, it was…  More info

Blair Athol 12 Year Old 2008 - Mey Selections
$108.30

Blair Athol - Skene Whisky

70cl, 48%

Here's a sherried single malt from the Blair Athol Distillery up in Scotland's Highland region. It was matured in Oloroso casks before being independently bottled up by Skene Whisky at 48% ABV.  More info

Blair Athol - Skene Whisky
$50.22

Blair Athol 12 Year Old 2008 (casks 1909775/77/78/79) - Benchmark (Murray McDavid)

70cl, 46%

Distilled at Blair Athol in 2008, this single malt was left to mature in bourbon hogsheads for 12 years. After a finishing period in first fill Oloroso sherry casks, the whisky was independently…  More info

Blair Athol 12 Year Old 2008 (casks 1909775/77/78/79) - Benchmark (Murray McDavid)
$78.14

Blair Athol 12 Year Old 2008 Bordeaux Edition - DS Tayman

70cl, 46%

Independently bottled single malt from Blair Athol, distilled in 2006 and allowed to mature for a dozen years in a single cask. Before bottling, the whisky was treated to a finishing period in a…  More info

Blair Athol 12 Year Old 2008 Bordeaux Edition - DS Tayman
$55.81

Blair Athol 10 Year Old 2011 (Parcel No.6) - Reserve Casks (The Single Malts of Scotland)

70cl, 48%

A fabulous addition to the indie Reserve Casks series from The Single Malts of Scotland. This is the sixth parcel from Blair Athol, distilled in 2011 and matured for 10 years in six casks, until it…  More info

Blair Athol 10 Year Old 2011 (Parcel No.6) - Reserve Casks (The Single Malts of Scotland)
$61.33

Blair Athol 11 Year Old 2009 (cask 307303) - The Cooper's Choice (The Vintage Malt Whisky Co.)

70cl, 51.5%

Distilled in 2009 at Blair Athol, this marvellous single malt spent its time maturing in American oak, with an additional stint in a Sauternes cask! After 11 years, the whisky was drawn from the cask…  More info

Blair Athol 11 Year Old 2009 (cask 307303) - The Cooper's Choice (The Vintage Malt Whisky Co.)
$88.19

Blair Athol 11 Year Old (cask 301012) - The Sipping Shed

70cl, 59.1%

A single cask Blair Athol, bottled by The Sipping Shed! The Highlander was rested in a single refill sherry hogshead for just over a decade, and eventually bottled up at cask strength at 11 years…  More info

Blair Athol 11 Year Old (cask 301012) - The Sipping Shed
$78.14

Blair Athol 8 Year Old - Premier Barrel (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 46%

A superb sherried single malt from the Blair Athol Distillery, independently bottled by Douglas Laing! It's an eight year old expression, and it has been released as part of Douglas Laing's Premier…  More info

Blair Athol 8 Year Old - Premier Barrel (Douglas Laing)
$59.16

Blair Athol 12 Year Old 2009 - Crows (Fable Whisky)

70cl, 56.3%

Another fabulous Fable Whisky independent bottling right here, folks – this time distilled by Blair Athol up in the Highlands. This one was distilled in 2009 and aged in a single hogshead cask for a…  More info

Blair Athol 12 Year Old 2009 - Crows (Fable Whisky)
$97.25

Blair Athol 8 Year Old (Release 1) - Concept 8

70cl, 40.8%

This eight year old whisky from Blair Athol is the first release from the Concept 8 range. Specialising in the number eight due to its popularity as a lucky number across Asia – the range features…  More info

Blair Athol 8 Year Old (Release 1) - Concept 8
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$36.81

Blair Athol 14 Year Old (That Boutique-y Whisky Company)

50cl, 52.1%

Another brill Blair Athol, bottled by the Boutique-y bunch! This is the 13th batch of Blair Athol single malt from That Boutique-y Whisky Company, and it's a 14 year old expression that was finished…  More info

Blair Athol 14 Year Old (That Boutique-y Whisky Company)
$52.45
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Blair Athol 'The Water Horse' 10 Year Old - Clan Denny Chronicles (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 53.8%

Douglas Laing picked out a splendid single cask from Blair Athol here, bottling it up for its Clan Denny Chronicles series. Matured in a hogshead cask for a decade, before a total of 229 bottles were…  More info

Blair Athol 'The Water Horse' 10 Year Old - Clan Denny Chronicles (Douglas Laing)
$72.56

Blair Athol 21 Year Old (That Boutique-y Whisky Company)

50cl, 60.2%

A brilliant 21 year old single malt from the Blair Athol Distillery, which has been independently bottled by That Boutique-y Whisky Company! A brill Boutique-y Blair, if you will. The label hints…  More info

Blair Athol 21 Year Old (That Boutique-y Whisky Company)
$128.41
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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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$55.30
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Blair Athol 32 Year Old 1976 - Old & Rare Platinum (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 55.4%

This right here is a 32 year old single malt from the Blair Athol Distillery, which was distilled back in 1976 and matured until 2008, when it was bottled as part of the Old & Rare Platinum series.…  More info

Blair Athol 32 Year Old 1976 - Old & Rare Platinum (Douglas Laing)

Blair Athol 12 Year Old 1999 (cask 9264) - Provenance (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 46%

This is a 12 year old, single cask Blair Athol from the Provenance range. It was distilled in Winter 1999 before a maturation in a refill butt. It was bottled in Autumn 2012.  More info

Blair Athol 12 Year Old 1999 (cask 9264) - Provenance (Douglas Laing)

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

70cl, 49.4%

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)

Blair Athol 10 Year Old 2002 - Hepburn's Choice (Langside)

70cl, 46%

Named after Langside Distillers' director's grandfather, William Hepburn, Hepburn's Choice is a series of independent bottlings that highlight the characteristics of Scotland's whisky producing…  More info

Blair Athol 10 Year Old 2002 - Hepburn's Choice (Langside)

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