Below you can find 12 distilleries in the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park and Stirling and those that are not further than 50 miles away from the Park. Most distilleries offer tours where you can learn how to create this popular drink and taste the results of the process at the end of the tour. If you would like to learn some basics about Scotch Whisky please click here.
Below are the main Whisky Distilleries in and around the National Park. Please Click on their image to visit their information page.
Blair Athol Distillery
Whisky Types:Single Malts & Blended Whiskies
Typical Taste:The Single Malts have a fruity flavour with a smooth finish
Situated near Pitlochry in Perthshire is Blair Athol Distillery. The distillery was opened in 1798 by Robert Robertson. The water used for the whisky production is from the Allt Dour Burn. Even though about 90% of the whisky is sold to Bell’s for the production of Blended Whiskies, the whisky is also sold as a single malt. The single malts available are a 8 years, 12 years or 27 years old whisky. The company produces about 2,000,000 litres of whisky.
The whisky has a mellow deep-toned fruity aroma with a smooth finish. It is one of the main whiskies for Bell’s Blend which is a popular brand in the UK, Scandinavia and South Africa.
Blair Athol Visitor Centre is open all year round. Opening times vary depending on the season. The tours are available from £5. Tours for large groups can be arranged by appointment. Pitlochry is about 25 miles north of Perth and Blair Athol’s Visitor Center half a mile from Pitlochry town centre. Nowadays the visitor centre attracts about 30,000 visitors a year.
Blair Athol Single Malt 8 years - Sweet and fruitywith hints of smoke
Blair Athol Single Malt 12 years (Flora & Fauna) - Full bodied, nutty and spicy
Blair Athol Single Malt 1981 - Soft, red fruit, sweet, hints of smoke
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