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Blair Athol Distillery

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Blair Athol Distillery is one of the oldest working Distilleries in Scotland established in 1798. We are open to the public 362 days a year and are the spiritual home of Bell's. We have a range of tours and tastings available and the full list can...more
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Perth Road, Pitlochry PH16 5LY, Scotland
+44 1796 482003
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Reviewed today via mobile

When I was paying for the tour, the receptionist was very lovely, and went the extra mile to pair me up with another person for the 2 for 1 tour so that both of us could save £8. I had a lovely conversation with the...More

Thank whiskyfanda
Reviewed today via mobile

Sadly I was not impressed. Very expensive bar, had to wait over 40 minutes for a tour slot and the shop prices were well over the top. Whiskey was average. Big business tourist trap.

Thank ianmccrudden64
Reviewed 3 days ago

Speyside has in excess of 50 distilleries! I know! I was surprised as well. So deciding which ones to visit is not the easiest of tasks. And we were right to choose Blair Athol as one of them. The tour was very informative, a lot...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

I love Distillery tours and this, yesterday, was certainly one of the best I have done. Our guide (Ben) was very knowledgeable and informative, and he took us through the processes thoroughly and in an unhurried manner. At the end we had three "wee" tastes...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was in a group of three people and we decided to do the signature tour. We had an amazing time! Derrick was our guide and he was very entertaining to listen to as well as informative. Definitely recommend checking it out!

Thank Jules K
Reviewed 1 week ago

Only recently discovered this overlooked little gem in the Diageo family. Easily one of the best distillery tours I've done in quite a while! Pretty little distillery that very nicely borders the line between covering the Bells brand and showcasing the Blair Athol spirit. I'll...More

Thank John F
Reviewed 1 week ago

Frank was the tour guide who really made the experience fantastic. Years of knowledge showed and he made the tour very enjoyable. The only suggestion I would make would be to brighten up the entrance hall. It seemed rather dark and unwelcoming. Also, there was...More

Thank Lorelei_clarinet
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We didn’t take the distillery tour but chose instead to indulge ourselves with a hot toddy from the bar. This was a wonderful mixture of black tea, honey, fruit cordial and a good dram of whisky from the distillery. It was epic!

Thank Rosiemee
Reviewed 1 week ago

What an amazing and great tour and tasting it was. With Derrick our guide and tasting master it was a pleasure to learn about Whisky production in general and about the distillery in particular and to talk shop about Whisky. And, as part of the...More

Thank Excursion08191671505
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We paid £8 each for the “dark” tour at 5:30pm. For this we got a short tour with a story about Johnny Walker but nothing about how the whisky is made. Quite funny but not quite what we expected. We also got a ‘dram’ at...More

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Nir L
8 March 2018|
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Response from Stuart C | Reviewed this property |
Not sure if you need to book. It was very quiet in early Feb when we went. Tour lasts bout 45 mins and they do them every hour.
Sinclair F
13 February 2018|
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Response from Joe H | Reviewed this property |
Based on the last 2 years its been open on the 29th of December, so I would be pretty confident it would be the same this year.
Qi K
30 March 2017|
Response from jambo1955 | Reviewed this property |
As far as I know maintenance is completed.