Whisky is called the “water of life” and Pitlochry is fortunate to have two of its very own distilleries – Edradour and Blair Athol.
Edradour Distillery is the smallest distillery in Scotland and is located in a small glen a few miles outside Pitlochry. Edradour whisky is hand made today as it was almost 150 years ago, by only three men who are devoted to the time honoured methods of whisky making. Only 12 casks are produced per week, making Edradour malt a rare pleasure for a fortunate few! www.edradour.co.uk
Blair Athol Distillery is located on the south side of the town. The distillery was established around 1789 and is owned by Diageo. The water used is taken from a spring source from Ben Vrackie, and is an important component of the whisky’s blend.
Dalwhinnie Distillery is 30 minutes north of Pitlochry and is situated high in the Grampian mountains. The whisky produced is known as “the gentle spirit”, and has a warm, smoothing and full bodied taste. www.discovering-distilleries.com
Dewars distillery is found in the small town of Aberfeldy, and is home of the single malt at the heart of the award winning Dewar’s White Label. www.dewarswow.com