The Blair Athol distillery is a bit of an oddity. It’s not in Blair Atholl, bottles hardly any of its own spirit, and, while adapted to handle large numbers of visitors, has no appreciable social media presence. To a curious whisky writer, this makes it well worth a visit.
Although Edinburgh had been at the heart of whisky’s initial rise to prominence, for the past hundred years no single malt whisky has been produced in the city. That Glaswegians have been able to boast their own single malt in the meantime is particularly galling: this was clearly a wrong that needed to be righted.
Now that restrictions in Ireland have lifted, and we’re starting to get some sense of normality in our day to day, Irish whiskey distilleries are welcoming more visitors from here and abroad. I got the chance to visit the Roe & Co distillery for the first time a few weeks ago. If you’re curious about what they have to offer, read on.
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