This evening, I am posting some images from a recent tour of Tullibardine Distillery. This was my first visit to this distillery, which proved a great success.

The distillery was buzzing with activity because it distills on a continuing basis in order to meet heavy demand.

Tullibardine is built on the site of an historic brewery dating from the 12th century. Ironically, whisky distilling was started by a Welshman, William Evans, in 1947. Following an erratic history, including mothballing for about nine years, distilling re-commenced in 2003 using traditional methods.

Tour group with copper stills in the background

Here is a tasting session at the end of the tour.

Sssh.. whisky sleeping. During maturation about 2pct p.a. is lost through evaporation, this is known as the “Angels Share”.

Alcohol spirit in full flow.

Yeast at work in the Mash Tun

External view of the distillery.

This was a good tour aided by the feel of visiting a true, live distilling process with steam, workmen and noise.

I will definitely take groups there in the future. Location is also convenient- just off the A9 between Stirling and Perth.

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