If you arrive in Perthshire from the south west, perhaps from Glasgow or Stirling, Tullibardine distillery is likely to be your first encounter with the whiskies of Perthshire.
Tullibardine is one of those rare creatures - an independent distillery - and has been since 2003.
However, its history goes back a lot further, and the reference to 1488 has some people confused... isn't that seven years before John Cor was given malt by King James iV to make "aqua vitae", the first reference to whisky on Scotland. Well, yes, but in this instance the reference is to a brewery which stood on the site of the current distillery, also patronised, it would seem, by James IV. Tullibardine Distillery is a traditional Highland working distillery, they don't use modern methods to produce what is known as a "drop of gold from the Perthshire Highlands". The water used at Tullibardine Distillery is sourced from the surrouding Ochil Hills, which is renowned for crystal purity.
The Tullibardine 1488 Visitor Centre offers the perfect place for lunch or coffee after your tour, you can purchase a dram and an array of souvenirs from the gift shop to take home.
- Classic Tour - learn about Tullibardine's unique history, see how single malt whisky is produce, visit the warehouse and nose & tasting of two malts.
- Bonded Tour - visit the whisky bond, tutored tasting of two single malts and a gift bag.
- Whisky & Chocolate Tour - learn the secrets of Tullibardine's Highland Single Malt, enjoy a tasting with four gourmet chocolates and learn how whisky complements chocolate.
- Connoissuer Tour - visit the bonded warehouse, nosing from cask, tutored tasting of four single malts and a gift bag.
What you'll need to know!
Visit Tullibardine Distillery, Eaglesgate Retail Village, Blackford, PH4 1PR
Telephone: 01764 682252
Monday - Thursday, 10am to 4pm
Friday & Saturday, 10am to 5pm