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Quote edsel Replybullet Topic: What distillery to tour?
    Posted: 14.06.2005 at 06:06
Some friends of mine are going to Edinburgh and points north in Scotland, and I would like to give them a private tour of a distillery. The ideal one would have a congenial, informative guide and, of course, a superb scotch. The islands are too far to go for the short time that they will be in Scotland, but anyplace else might work.



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Quote whiskyportal Replybullet Posted: 25.06.2005 at 21:50

Well, about the superb scotch... I guess that is a matter of personal taste  

The distillery closest to Edinburgh is Glenkinchie ( In Glasgow, also not (too) far away you can find Auchentoschan (

A little north you can visit Tullibardine (, recently re-opened.

If you go further north, you really should go to the Speyside area (, where you will find lots and lots of distilleries in a small area.

I hope this helps you, and that your friends will have a great tour.

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Quote Johnny7 Replybullet Posted: 05.07.2005 at 12:52
If you can get to Perth an easy train from Edinburgh you can go to Glenturret in Crieff (Famous Whisky Experience now unfortunately) which has an excellent tour with whisky at the end and restaurant, a one hour  bus ride from Perth. Also near to Perth is Edradour and Blair Athol both in Pitlochry which is around 30 mins by train from Perth.

Also Aberfeldy which is a taxi or bus ride from Pitlochry or
"Leaving Edinburgh, cross the Forth Road Bridge. Join the M90 motorway and then the A9 Perth-to-Inverness trunk road. Leave the A9 at Ballinluig and follow the A827 alongside the River Tay to Aberfeldy. Dewar's World of Whisky is on your left, just before you get into the town." from
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Quote Bruce Replybullet Posted: 29.11.2006 at 15:28

< => The one distillery (of two) that I recommend you visit if you get the chance. It is none other than Dallas Dhu, which is located south of Forres. It is no longer an operating disitillery, but is run by Historic Scotland as a visitor centre and allows you to get closer to the whole whisky making process - without the smell and (at times) annoying tour parties!

The second distillery I would recommend you tour is whichever one you want to - the choice would probably be as personal as your own choice of whisky!

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