There is a choice of three Pitlochry distilleries to visit, all within 20 minute drive from each other. Here we explain what each has to offer.
Three distinctly different Pitlochry Distilleries:-
Spoilt for choice of Pitlochry Whisky Tours. Each of the three Pitlochry distilleries offers a totally different insight in to whisky.
Two of the three distilleries can claim to be Pitlochry Whisky, as they are situated at Pitlochry. There is a small traditional farm distillery, a distillery that was at the forefront of blending and a large commercial distillery.
- The small traditional farm distillery – Set in the hills above Pitlochry, Edradour Whisky Distillery is a ‘small gem’ of a distillery. It is one of the highlights for many as a Pitlochry Whisky Tour. The distillery originated from farming, when farms had their own distilleries. It is also Scotland’s oldest small distillery. There is a lovely walk through Black Spout oak woods to the distillery from Pitlochry. Ideal if you have time to enjoy a walk with a distillery tour.
2. A distillery at the forefront of blending – Dewars Aberfeldy Distillery was one of the original pioneering distilleries, tells the story of blended whiskies. You will also find Tommy Dewars office and the world’s earliest drinks motion picture promotion. This offers a fascinating insight in to whisky that other distilleries do not offer.
3. The Pitlochry distillery, within Pitlochry itself. You could call this Pitlochry whisky in the true sense of the word, as it is made in the town of Pitlochry. Bells Blair Athol Distillery (opposite Pitlochry Petrol pump) is large commercial distillery. You will notice the distillery when you drive in to Pitlochry from the south. It has the world’s only TRUE Mash Tun Bar, which serves a large choice of whiskies and whisky cocktails. The distillery tour gives you an insight in to the story of a large commercial whisky operation.
Pitlochry Edradour Distillery
Edradour Distillery is one of Scotland's smallest distilleries. A wee Gem. One of the last of the traditional 'farm' distilleries, fascinating to see. Operated by three men who producing limited quantities of highly sort after hand crafted malts. You can walk to the distillery from Pitlochry town centre, through an oak wood, passing a beautiful waterfall. The distillery is unusual as it also has a bottling plant on the premises,. Most distilleries send their whisky away to be bottled. READ MOREAddress:Pitlochry to Braemar Road, Pitlochry PH16 5JP
Blair Athol Distillery Pitlochry
Blair Athol Distillery is the easiest walk-able distillery from Pitlochry town centre. Ideal for those who want to drink the whisky and not drive. It has the world's only true Mash Tun bar, which is worth visiting in its own right. Blair Athol is one of the oldest distilleries in Scotland, as it was established in 1798. Its original name was 'Aldour' named after the burn or small stream it draws its water from. READ MOREAddress:Perth Rd, Pitlochry PH16 5LY
Dewar's Aberfeldy Distillery
Three miles from the birth place of founder John Dewar, the Aberfeldy Distillery is the only distillery built by the Dewar family, steeped in history and craftsmanship, since 1898. It is open all year round and is well worth a visit, a very special distillery! READ MOREAddress:Aberfeldy PH15 2EB