Blair Athol is one of the oldest distilleries in Scotland, founded in 1798 by John Stewart and Robert Robertson near the charming town of Pitlochry in the Midlands. The young Blair Athol distillery was closed again not long afterwards, however.
The Blair Athol distillery was revived again by John Robertson in 1825 or 1826. It ran continuously for a decade after that. A string of different owners followed in rapid succession; first Alexander Conacher & Co., then John Conacher & Co, Peter Fraser & Co., Elizabeth Conacher and P. McKenzie & Co Distillers Limited.
The Blair Athol distillery was finally closed in 1932, before being purchased in 1933 by the whisky company Arthur Bell & Sons Ltd. Although Arthur Bell owned the Blair Athol distillery, they didn't
actually use it until it was fully rebuilt in 1949.Not much happened for more than two decades, but in 1973 two more stills were added to the existing two. Two more decades later (in 1992) Blair Athol added a visitor centre.