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Blair Athol Distillery

Pitlochry, Perthshire, PH16 5LY, Scotland
Tel: +44 1796 482 003
Fax: +44 1796 482 001

Articles (4)

After 200 years, still only the bridesmaid... (Blair Athol)
The Mystery Visitor slips into Blair Athol and discovers that a week is a long time in whisky.

September 2005, Issue 50, page 42

Ask the expert
In 2003 I purchased a bottle of Glenfiddich Concorde Private Vintage 1976 while on a transatlantic flight. I hasten to add that I was travelling on air miles. I paid £200 for the whisky and it remain...

September 2009, Issue 82, page 73

The Southern Highlands
Gavin D. Smith embarks on a whisky trail through Perth and its environs

September 2015, Issue 130, page 14

The strange case of the Bothy Still
Gavin D Smith looks at how Diageo's forerunners flirted with the idea of launching a ‘boutique' distillery based on an illegal operation – and how it ended up on the shelf

October 2003, Issue 34, page 48

Whiskies (6)

Blair Athol 12 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
7 The obvious sherry ageing really suits Blair Athol. It is a malt that matures quickly, and this is very sophisticated for its age. A lovely whisky.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Blair Athol Berrys' Own Selection 1974
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 Best neat. Slightly firm but well worth a look.

Blair Athol Limited Edition
Single Malt - Scotland - 55.80%
7 Good, just lacking the extra layers which produce complexity.

Rare Malts Blair Athol 27 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 54.70%
7 The flavours seem to be held back, then suddenly released. This whisky might have been less inhibited at a younger age.

Signatory Blair Athol 1973
Single Malt - Scotland - 55.00%
8 Has matured superbly. I love the interplay of sweet and fruity, hot and dry. The orange colour distinguishes this from Signatory's earlier bottling.

Blair Athol 23 Years Old Special Release
Single Malt - Scotland - 58.40%
8 A bracing dram – one’s mouth puckers.

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