What a week what a tour. It started in the Speyside region of Scotland, included a visit to the Beefeater Gin distillery in London and then back to Scotland for a tour around the Highlands.
I've always dreamt of visiting the Scottish whisky distilleries and here I am on a tour of the Chivas and Balentines distilleries as well as some other less known ones, each adding a brick to the castle of famous Scottish whiskies. Today we discovered Scotland's smallest distillery "The Edradour", before landing at The Old Mill Inn for a late lunch-early dinner of mouthwatering Scottish specialties.
The Old Mill is a small house in the city of Pitlochry in the heart of the Highlands. Free Internet, welcoming staff, beautiful seating near the enchanting sounds of the river and good food. It started with a selection of beers, three beers (Due South, Happy Chappy and Corncrake Ale), three ale beers. Beers are served warm and are not exceptional like all we had around the area. With that we had the soup of the day with bread and butter, the soup was "Cream of celeriac".
The Old Mill Inn offers a menu to delight every palate. The Old Mill restaurant is open each day from 8am for breakfast serving delicious meals all day until 9pm.
Afterwards I personally had the chargrilled leg of Perthshire lamb steak and my friend tried the roast belly of Ayrshire pork in garlic and parsley.
Two generous plates landed on the table. Mine was a cylindrical piece of meat, crunchy on the outside with the layer of fat perfectly cooked and extremely tender on the inside. Next to that were mashed potatoes and steamed vegetables. The meat was unique, one of kind and rarely found in my books. Melts like butter under the teeth while the sauce adds a subtle sweetness. Amazing! I fell in love with the plate and enjoyed my meal to the max.
I don't know if you're coming here anytime soon, but it's a place to consider.