Surrounded by the breathtaking scenery in Pitlochry, what could be a better way to relax and enjoy yourself than a well earned drink? Maybe even several… Pertshire, offers a wide range of breweries and distilleries to quench that holiday thirst offering unique whiskey’s, beer’s and ales that can’t be found anywhere else. So whatever your poison is you’re sure to find something that makes your stay all the more special.
Before there was any sophisticated form of testing the alcohol content in whiskey, a glass would have gunpowder added to it- if it flashed then the whiskey made the grade. So if you’re passionate about whiskey, and have lost a few too many eyebrows trying to tell the alcohol content of your single malt, then why not try and see how the experts do it. Standing at the gateway to the Scottish highlands, Blair Athol, was established in 1798, and is one of Scotland’s oldest working distilleries- I’m not sure if they still use the gunpowder test, but tours are offered year round, and if you’re a fan of whiskey, or have never touched the stuff in your life then Blair Athol is sure to be an experience worth having.
From the oldest to the smallest, Eradour distillery offers the opportunity to not only enjoy invigorating whiskey, but also enjoy it in breathtaking Scottish scenery. A once in a life memory, and an experience that should rank high on anyone’s bucket list!
A wee dram is it? Perthshire has no shortage of breweries for those interested in the tradition. Scottish beers and ales are also very popular and a visit to a brewery is a tour of a fine tradition of craftsmanship and history. Taking the motto that beer is proof that god loves us and wants us to be happy, The Inveralmond Brewery has quickly established itself as an international favourite- but what could be better than a tour of the brewery, tasting anything from their year round favourites, to their seasonal delights?
If time is a factor, but variety is you favourite then the Scottish real ale shop is a must on your trip. Boasting a collection of over 130 different Scottish Beers produced by some 30 micro breweries, you’re sure to find that special beer- and if you don’t you’ll definitely have fun trying. If Pitlochry is as far as you’re willing to travel, than you can still enjoy some quality micro-brewing gold. Inspired by the success that other pub breweries had in England, and sustained by the drive to always beat the English at their own game, the Moulin Inn now boasts a small collection of its own house ales. For any fans of the movie though, the Braveheart Ale is a must!
Wellwood House, West Moulin Road, Pitlochry, PH16 5EA
Tel: +44 (0) 1796 474288