|[Production room, Persie Distillery]|
Based at the foot of the scenic Cairnwell Pass, Persie Distillery is a welcome recent addition to the southern Cairngorms tourist scene. Official tours can be booked in advance, but most visitors just turn up for a browse and free, informal tasting; the distillery stays open quite late, so you could tag it onto the end of a day elsewhere. As with most Scottish gin distilleries, liquor is distilled in small batches on a few days each week. You can peek at Phil the Still (yes, really) through a large window in the shop, or if it's quiet you might be taken for a closer look around. Three contrasting gins are currently on sale, marketed as a "starter, main course and dessert". We were impressed by the variety on offer: indeed, impressed enough that we bought a trio to take home.
|[A trio of gins: starter, main course and dessert!]|
Name: Persie Distillery ★★☆☆☆
Location: A93 3 miles north of Bridge of Cally, G.R.: NO 140549 ///nylon.fluid.fuel
Open (2018): Saturday to Thursday afternoons, February to December; by appointment outwith these times