Bell's Decanter Christmas 1998 Located at the gateway to the Scottish Highlands, in the town of Pitlochry, Perthshire, Blair Athol distillery sits. 22
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Bell's Decanter Christmas 1998

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Bell's Decanter Christmas 1998 Facts ...

Released
- 1998
Country/Region
- Scotland | Highland
- Midlands
Sub-Region
- Pitlochry - Blair Athol
Distillery
- Blair Athol
Age
- 8 Years Old
Alc - Btl
- 40% - 70cl

Christmas 1998 Description ...

Located at the gateway to the Scottish Highlands, in the town of Pitlochry, Perthshire, Blair Athol distillery sits. The Allt Dour Burn runs from the hills surrounding Pitlochry, to the site of the distillery. Established in 1798, by John Stewart and Robert Robertson, the distillery was acquired and re-opened by Arthur Bell & Sons in 1933. The 1998 decanter depicts the importance of water and the elements it travels through, from the clear springs, down over granite, through peat and heather moors of the Scottish highlands and lowlands. All having a role in the creation of ‘Uisge beatha' – water of life.
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40% - 70cl
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40% - 70cl
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