Blair Atholl Bells Distillery
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
See also a large Click On
Map for Top Attractions in the area.
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
1825 - Arthur Bell began trading from a
small shop in Perth selling Whisky and Tea.
1825 - the Distillery was re-opened by John
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
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
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
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