Bells Blair Atholl & Edradour Distilleries
The town of Pitlochry is home to two distilleries that are Bells Blair Athol Distillery and Edradour Distillery. The town of Pitlochry, Perthshire is home to some very spectacular scenery. There is a large range of hotels in Pitlochry and these are busy all year round due to the large amount of tourists that visit this area. The town is located on the A9 route, which is the main road between Inverness and Perth. The Bells Blair Athol Distillery is located on the main road just the south of the town and it is within walking distance.
Bells Blair Athol Distillery is open all year and tours take place at various times throughout the day. The distillery shops are open all year round and are open from ten in the morning until five in the evening and the knowledgeable staff will be happy to help. The malt whisky that is produced at the distillery is twelve-year-old single malt. It is possible to arrange a tasting session at the distillery and these sessions are strictly for people over the age of eighteen. The entry into the distillery costs five pound for adults and this includes a discount voucher that can be redeemed in the well-stocked shop. Children under the age of eight are not allowed to go on the distillery tour for safety reasons.
The Pitlochry weather can sometime be a bit damp therefore this tour can give you something to enjoy on a damp day and the whisky will give you a bit of inner warmth on a cold day. This distillery is located at the heart of Scotland and the tour will explain how the whisky is crafted. It is true to say that no visit to Scotland would be complete without visiting at least one malt whisky distillery.
The second distillery within this area is the Edradour distillery and this distillery is the smaller of the two and it is also the most picturesque distillery in Scotland. If you would like to visit both distilleries then you could make the most of the B&B’s in Pitlochry. When you visit the Edradour distillery you will be welcomed with a sample of the local whisky and then you can have a tour and see how it was made.