We visited several distilleries in Scotland in June 2013 and took eight distillery tours. Edradour was our favorite distillery!
About the tour: The tour costs 7.50 pounds. The tour was well organized and informative. Our group was fairly small (about 8 people). The tour guide was very patient and informative. Some of the guests were German, and the guide really tried to help them. The tour began unlike any of the other distillery tours- we started with a tasting of two wee samples! Edradour gave each of us a free whiskey tasting glass too! Then, like all the whiskey tours we were on, the guide walked us through the complete process starting with the barley ending with the barrel rooms (and everything in between).
But this tour is completely unique for several reasons. First, Edradour allows photography everywhere, even in the barrel room (no flash). This was so refreshing after having been on several big corporate tours that insisted on no photography. Second, this is the smallest distillery in Scotland, and everything in this distillery is done by hand by only three men. They work 5 hours a day and get an allowance of whiskey! The tour had a good flow and was relaxed. If you can only take one distillery tour in Scotland, we recommend Edradour. The flavor of Edradour whiskey is a bit different from the mainstream, crisp highland malts, but it’s unique and worth a try. The short stills leave in more oils. So the flavors are meatier and heavier.
Grounds: The grounds were beautiful, clean, and charming.
Overall vibe: relaxed, welcoming, perfect.
Tip – This distillery is fairly close to Pitlochry. On the way back to Pitlochry stop at the Moulin brewery. It’s a tiny brewery behind the Moulin Hotel. The ales are awesome! The brewmaster is a very nice guy who gave us generous samples.
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