My SO and I spent the Easter weekend in Pitlochry – a gorgeous small village in Perthshire. The weather was absolutely beautiful so we managed to go on some of the walks, visited Edradour (Scotland’s smallest distillery) and the Moulin Inn (twice).
On our first day we walked the Edradour Path to get us to the Edradour distillery – producers of “the last stronghold of handmade single malt whisky”. Now, I’ve been on distillery tours before but must admit that the £7.50 we paid each for the tour of Edradour were really worth it. During the tour you get to taste two different whiskies. You also get to keep their tasting glass which I believe is made of crystal and priced at £5 in their shop – so really not a bad deal considering that our tour guide was excellent as well. They also have a tasting bar with a vast selection of their own but also whiskies from other distilleries.
After the tour we walked across to the Moulin Inn which is a pleasant and easy walk (if you don’t suffer from blistered heels). The inn produces their own ales in the adjacent microbrewery. We had small tasters of all four on offer but our favourite must be the Old Remedial. The Moulin naturally serves some really good value for money food to go with the ales. If you’re after decent and well priced food you’ll probably find it difficult to find a place in Pitlochry itself. Keep in mind that it is a very touristy bit of Scotland so the one mile walk up to Moulin is definitely worthwhile.
On day two we did the Killiecrankie Path and combined it with the Craigower from where you get some stunning views across Pitlochry and Moulin and also Loch Tummel and Glen Coe. It is quite a steep climb though that may leave you out of breath.
It’s been really nice to get out of the city for a few days and we’re now really looking forward to our next BIG trip to Vietnam!