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Issue 97 - Scotland Magazine Loves

Scotland Magazine Issue 97
February 2018


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Scotland Magazine Loves

Some highlights from along the Rob Roy Way

Aberfeldy Distillery 

Aberfeldy Distillery was founded in 1896 by the Scotch whisky  empire John Dewar & Sons during the great distillery-building boom  of the late 19th Century. The distillery’s water source is the Pitilie  Burn, which runs alongside the site and is famously rich in mineral  deposits - including gold, supposedly! Nevertheless, it’s liquid gold  that Aberfeldy Distillery’s founders were after and its heather honey  style of whisky is still in demand to this day, not least for use in the  popular Dewar’s blended Scotch whiskies.

Aberfeldy Distillery's survival over the years is undoubtedly a  testament to the quality of the product produced there, which is  hardly surprising as Sir Thomas ‘Tommy’ Dewar, son of the founder  John Dewar Snr, was a known stickler for standards and once remarked  that ‘nothing deflates so fast as a punctured reputation’. Today, the  distillery is open to the public and features a state-of-the-art visitor  centre, which includes an iPad-guided heritage exhibition. Of course,  after the tours visitors are welcome to enjoy a dram or two of the  distillery’s liquid!

Visitor Information  

Aberfeldy Distillery  

Aberfeldy, Perthshire, PH15 2EB  

+44 (0) 1887 822 010 


Mains of Taymouth Country Estate & Golf Course

This stunning, award winning, self-catering estate at Kenmore is  undoubtedly one of Perthshire’s most relaxing retreats. Located  at the mouth of Loch Tay in one of the most picturesque glens in  the Highlands, Mains of Taymouth offers luxury four and five-star  accommodation for couples, small groups and families - with some  houses sleeping up to 12. All lodges are fully equipped with all the  necessary amenities and a number of the properties are complete with  private hot tubs, saunas and games rooms. What’s more, the lodges are  pet friendly so are perfect for travellers who can’t be separated from  their four-legged friends, which means the whole family can enjoy  a holiday! From hillwalking to water sports, there’s plenty to do in  the local area and the Mains of Taymouth Country Estate has superb  on-site facilities including its own bar and restaurant, a nine-hole golf  course, a stables and riding centre, a deli, and a gift shop. Although  set in the midst of some of Scotland’s most breathtaking scenery, the  estate is just a two-hour drive from both Glasgow and Edinburgh,  making it perfect for both weekend breaks and longer escapes.

Visitor Information  

Mains of Taymouth Country Estate & Golf Course  Kenmore, Near Aberfeldy, Perthshire, PH15 2HN  

+44 (0) 1887 830 226