Friday, September 16, 2016

Scotland Day 6 (Perthshire)

Hello, everyone.

After leaving Inverness, we headed south through the Cairngorm National Park to Pitlochry. (All of the photos from this leg of our trip can be found here).

Our first stop for the day was the Dalwhinnie Distillery, where we took the tour and had another tasting. The tour here was much shorter and surface level, but the whiskey was Glenn's favorite.

We made a quick stop at the Queen's View Visitor Center in the Tay Forest Park, with views of Loch Tummel.

After lunch, we stopped at the Edradour Distillery, Scotland's smallest traditional distillery. Edradour produces only about 15 casks per week. While the whiskey ages mainly in sherry and bourbon casks, Edradour also experiments with using wine casks.

After Edradour, we drove down to the Hermitage in Dunkeld.  We wandered through the park and explored the eighteenth century follies, hiking along the river Braan to the Black Linn waterfall.  The rain had picked up by that point, so we cut the walk short.

We returned to Pitlochry to check into our guest house (the Poplars of Pitlochry).

We braved the blustery evening for a wet walk into town, where we had dinner at Victoria's before exploring for a bit more.

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