Friday, September 14, 2007

Scotland's smallest distillery

Edradour is Scotland's smallest distillery, and I have the picture to prove it! The scotch whiskey distillery is situated in the picturesque village of Pitlochry, about 70 miles north of Edinburgh.

If you are a spirit connoisseur, or are merely curious, Edradour satisfies both predilections. Its taste is very distinctive. The family-owned business also exudes a kind of exclusivity which is only accentuated by its fairly remote location. At the same time, it is small and friendly enough that it does not intimidate. So if you are a whiskey virgin, visit Edradour to experience a slice of Scotch heritage.

It really is a win-win situation. Even if you have no interest in scotch, but perhaps your partner or companions do, go along anyway. The village of Pitlochry is beautiful and interesting enough to hold anyone's attention.

Edradour has daily free tours of the premises and distillery by friendly and experienced guides. At the end of the tour, you can sample the nectar yourself for free!

The salespeople at the gift shop were exceptionally friendly when we visited. When we inquired about where to buy Edradour in the States, they had the answer straightaway. Though more expensive, we were relieved to find that our local 'Binny's' stocked it.


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