near The Atholl Palace Hotel
Whisky connoisseurs will enjoy visiting many of the distilleries in Pitlochry, Perthshire and the surrounding areas during your stay at Atholl Palace Hotel. In particular, there are two local distilleries in Pitlochry, the picturesque Edradour which is the smallest working distillery in Scotland and Blair Athol Distillery. Nearby in Aberfeldy is the “Dewars World of Whisky”, and in Crieff, you enjoy a day out to “The Famous Grouse Experience”. Or if you prefer, venture further North and you will find Dalwhinnie Distillery.
Blair Atholl Distillery
Founded in 1798, Blair Atholl Distillery is one of the oldest working distilleries in Scotland and situated only two minutes from Atholl Palace Hotel. Situated in the very heart of Scotland and the place that Bell’s calls home. The Nutty, rich signature malt is distilled at this distillery then added to the blend. Full of almonds, ginger cake and spices it gives Bell’s that unique, sumptuous, richness. Venture on a guided tour of Blair Atholl Distillery which generally last around 5-6 hours allowing you plenty time for a full tour of the distillery and a delicious dram of Blair Athol Single Malt Whisky.
Situated on the fringe of the Pitlochry town in a lovely little valley hidden away from general view and just 8 minutes drive from us here at Atholl PalaceHotel. Despite Edradour being so small it produces more whiskies than majority of other distilleries and it still stands alone as the last stronghold of handmade 10 year single malt whisky from a farm distillery which is still in production today since 1825. Guided tours include a taste of their finest whisky, an audio-visual presentation and a real insight into the traditional methods of whisky making.
Dewar’s Distillery is located on the outskirts of the picturesque small market town of Aberfeldy, just over 20 minutes from Atholl Palace Hotel. Even today, the Aberfeldy Distillery, is considered ‘The home to Dewar’s World of Whisky’ this is because it is of great importance as it is the home of the respected single malt that is the heart of the Dewar’s family of blends.
As our guest at Atholl Palace Hotel, enjoy 10% off distillery tours at Dewars Aberfeldy Distillery.
Dalwhinnie Distillery stands in the Cairngorm National Park at the heart of the Scottish Highlands in the village of Dalwhinnie, about 40 minutes drive from us here at Atholl Palace Hotel. Made in the highest and coldest working distillery in Scotland, with water from a loch at 2000 feet, Dalwhinnie whisky thrives on extreme conditions, creating a liquid as sweet and accessible as its highland home is remote. Choose from a guided tour of Dalwhinnie Distillery followed by a tutored tasting of 3 Dalwhinnie Single Malts, individually paired with handmade Scottish highland chocolates plus a gift or experience a fully guided distillery tour followed by a whisky masterclass of six Dalwhinnie Single Malts including the Distillery Exclusive Bottling and Special Release, individually paired with chocolates from the Highland Chocolatier.
The distilleries dotted around Pitlochry are well worth a visit during your stay with us at Atholl Palace Hotel. After a busy day of exploring and whiskey tasting return to the warm welcome here at Atholl Palace Hotel along with the finest of service, guestrooms and leisure and spa facilities all in an idyllic location in Pitlochry.