We woke up about 7:30 and got up about an hour later. The agenda today was to tour the Abelour Distillery then drive to Edinburgh. I had the same breakfast as yesterday (bacon, eggs, baked beans, blood pudding, tomatoes and toast) while Lois had yogurt and porridge. We finished about 9:00 then loaded up the car and left about 9:30 and headed to the distillery for our tour.
The tour was similar to the one at Cardhu, but what separates each is the taste of the Whiskey is significantly different. The tour lasted about two and a half hours. After the tasting we stopped at the gift shop and bought a bottle and then were on our way to Edinburgh.
Our route followed the A95 to A9 then M90.
We ran into some traffic cross the Firth of Forth, but it wasn’t as bad as we expected, probably because it was Sunday.
It was a bit of a challenge finding Rose Street Lane in the new town, but we eventually found it using maps and our handheld GPS. Our GPS was meant for wilderness so it struggled a bit in the city finding our location.
By this time it was about 4:30 where we were met by Lynne Lister who manages our flat. She showed us around and we relaxed for an hour or so before going out to dinner at a nearby pub called The Kenilworth just a five minute walk away. It was an interesting pub, with a large bar in the center and seating around the walls. After dinner we walked back to our room and it was nice not to have to drive for a change.
The apartment was well appointed, modern and comfortable. I would definitely use it again if the opportunity arises to go back. This was our abode for the next seven days.
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