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Allt Dour Burn
United Distillers & Vintners Ltd
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Blair Athol distillery was founded in
1798, but it closed again soon after. It
remained closed until 1825, when it was
reopened by John Robertson. A long line
of different owners then followed
throughout the years. The distillery was
finally closed in 1932 before being
purchased by Arthur Bell & Sons Ltd, in
1933. Arthur Bell didn't actually
produce any whisky at the distillery
until 1949 at which time it had been
totally rebuilt. It then run until 1970
when the production capacity was
doubled. Arthur Bell & Sons became part
of Guinness in 1989. The latter is
currently part of the United Distillers
and Vintners, now Diageo. Only 5% of the Blair Athol
production is sold as single malt, the
majority of malt produced at Blair Athol
is sold to blenders. Blair Athol is a
main contributor to the Bell's whisky
Blair Athol Tasting Notes
Athol 12 Year Old Flora & Fauna.
Nose: Sweetness. Smoky. Ginger.
Sweet and fruity. A soft start slowly
develops into a prolonged explosion.
Finish: Average length, sweet, hint of smoke.