Blair Athol 8 Year Old 1980s
Blair Athol distillery is one of Scotland's oldest, dating back into the late 18th century. Its modern story begins when it was closed down by Peter Mackenzie in 1932, and was purchased by Arthur Bell & Sons the following year. Distilling recommenced in 1949, and with Blair Athol malt at its heart, Bell's became one of the world's best-selling whiskies. Despite its importance to the Bell's blend, Blair Athol was also bottled as a single malt in the 1970s and 1980s. New owners, Guinness, were less interested in this when they took over in 1985, but their modern iteration, Diageo, brought a distillery bottling back as part of their Flora & Fauna series. One of the more popular, it has been retained as a permanent release. Other official bottlings from the Diageo era are very rare however.
This is an 8 year old from the tail-end of the Arthur Bell & Sons era.
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Please note: Due to the various ages of bottles and their seals, condition of liquid is at the buyer's discretion and no claim can be lodged against failure/leakage in transit.