Blair Atholl Bells Distillery

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The Blair Atholl Bells Distillery is situated 26 miles northwest of Perth, at the Town of Pitlochry, just off the main A9 road.

The Distillery can be visited all year for the Shop, Bar Lounge, and Tours. Postcode: PH16 5LY

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The Image top is from the Blair Atholl Distillery car park looking towards the Visitor Centre. The Distillery is on the south side of Pitlochry, a scenic town with a good selection of Shops and Cafe / Diners.

Blair Atholl Distillery History

1798 - the Blair Atholl Distillery was founded by John Steward and Robert Robertson under the name Aldour, after the Allt Dour burn where the water is taken for the Whisky.

The Distillery closed a few years after opening.

1825 - Arthur Bell began trading from a small shop in Perth selling Whisky and Tea.

1825 - the Distillery was re-opened by John Robertson.

The following years saw the Distillery change ownership to Alexander Conacher & Co., John Conacher & Co, and Peter Fraser & Co.

1850s - Arthur Bell began mixing several Whiskies to create the Bell's blend.

1882 - the Distillery was acquired by P. McKenzie & Co Distillers Limited.

1932 - the Distillery was closed during the Great Depression.

1933 - the end of the American Prohibition led to an increase in Scotch Whisky sales, leading to Arthur Bell and Sons buying the Blair Athol Distillery.

1949 - the Distillery was re-opened by Arthur Bell and Sons after being re-built.

1973 - the Distillery was expanded from two stills to four.

1978 - Bells wins an award as the UK's top selling Whisky.

Bells Whisky is a blend of Whiskies from the Blair Atholl Distillery, Dufftown Distillery, Inchgower Distillery, Glenkinchie Distillery, and Caol Ila Distillery.

For a list of all Distillers in Scotland that can be visited, view the page. Whisky Distillers.

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