The whiskies, liqueur and beers made in Perthshire

  • The Larder
  • 15 November 2013
The whiskies, liqueur and beers made in Perthshire

Scottish distilleries, brewers and wine makers

Perthshire is home to various famous whiskies: Famous Grouse was born in Matthew Gloag’s grocery in Perth and now has a base at Glenturret Distillery by Crieff, while Bell’s (at Blair Athol Distillery), Dewar’s, Tullibardine and Edradour all have popular distillery visitor centres. Tiny Strathearn Distillery is so new the first whisky has just been casked; you can try their gin while you wait.

The region has three craft breweries. The largest is Inveralmond, with Strathbraan’s beers made near Dunkeld, while the micro Moulin Brewery is found just behind the Moulin Inn.

Cairn o’ Mohr make fruit wines in the Carse of Gowrie, and the Scottish Liqueur Centre at Bankfoot produce a range including Columba Cream and Bruadar. The Ochil Hills are home to Highland Spring mineral water, one of Scotland’s most recognisable brands, while coffee is roasted by Glen Lyon Coffee, the Bean Shop in Perth and Highland Coffees in Comrie.