Welcome to the Falls of Dochart Smokehouse
Here at the Falls of Dochart Smokehouse and Tasting Counter we are guided by two simple principles – to produce and serve the finest whisky smoked salmon.
Our family-owned business is located in the village of Killin, at the head of Loch Tay. The river Dochart flows through the village. The Dochart is the most westerly of the Tay’s tributaries rising in the hills around Crianlarich, flowing gently along Glen Dochart until the pace picks up culminating in the majestic Falls of Dochart at the entrance to the village. Loch Tay is a further mile down-stream.
To produce our unique subtle whisky taste, we source the finest aged whisky casks and pound them into dust. This dust creates our aromatic smoke, which gives the salmon a rich, full-bodied flavour. Our small local team passionately care about every step of the process, from curing and smoking through to slicing and packaging - all done by hand.
Our specially selected salmon are inspected on arrival at the smokehouse by one of the family whose relationship with the Tay system goes back 60 years. Our salmon are reared in the waters of the Hebrides and the sheltered lochs of north east Scotland. We are committed to sourcing salmon from ethical and sustainable suppliers who adhere to the highest standards of conservation and quality control.
Tasting Counter and Champagne Bar
We are partnered with Taittinger - the renowned champagne house – to create an ideal accompaniment to our hot and cold whisky smoked salmon. We offer a champagne breakfast of scrambled eggs and smoked salmon until lunch time when we offer a choice of our sample or tasting plate, with champagne of course.
Sample plate – hot & cold smoked salmon, cream cheese, capers, lemon & blinis.
Taster plate – hot & cold smoked salmon, our own whisky smoked St Andrews cheddar, our own salmon paté, hand-made oatcakes, capers, lemon & blinis.
As well as selling our salmon in our smokehouse and through our online shop, we regularly attend farmers’ markets across Scotland. Follow us on all the major social media channels to see which markets we’re next visiting.