Iain Burnett The Highland Chocolatier

Chocolatier at work

Iain Burnett - The Highland Chocolatier

Grandtully, between Aberfeldy & Pitlochry, Loch Tay, Perthshire, Scotland, PH9 0PL
01887 840 775

Master Chocolatier Iain Burnett is a truffle specialist who has become known as the Highland Chocolatier. His Velvet Truffles have received over 40 awards and have twice been awarded the Best Truffle in the World. His gourmet chocolates are made for Michelin star chefs and some of the world’s most prestigious hotels. Much more than a selection of chocolates, foodies will delight in this unforgettable gastronomic experience.

Awards & Accolades :

  • World’s Best Dark Chocolate Truffle (without any added flavourings) in 2015
  • World's Best White Chocolate Truffle, The Velvet Truffle with a Hint of Liquorice in 2016
  • Awarded the Scotland Food & Drink Excellence Food Service Product of the Year in 2014
  • 4 category wins from the Great Taste Awards 2017 - Nigerian Ginger Velvet Truffle, Mocha/Espresso Velvet Truffle, Orange & Clove Velvet Truffle and The Strawberry & Star Anise Velvet Truffle

Chocolate Exhibition

The Scottish Chocolate Centre is a four star graded and award winning visitor attraction and consists of a small free multi-media exhibition. Visitors take a journey through chocolate history, cocoa processing methods and little known facts about chocolate.

Learn more about the distinct difference between gourmet and mass produced chocolate. There is an opportunity to watch dedicated chocolatiers in action most weekdays while in production, through a large glass viewing window.

Attraction Details


Private Chocolate Tasting Tour with Master Chocolatier Iain Burnett or trained staff guide
2-60 people / 30-60 mins
Tailored to suit your interests - whisky lovers / food types / ages
Audio-handset guided chocolate tastings available 7 days - £15 per person. Booking recommended.
Open 7 days 10am - 5pm (11am - 4pm January to mid-March)
Last orders 30 minutes before close


Open daily
Open 7 days 10am - 5pm
(11am - 4pm January to mid-March)

Visit The Highland Chocolatier

Booked groups are welcome at Iain Burnett Highland Chocolatier.  A 4 Star Visitor Attraction, it consists of Master Chocolatier Iain Burnett’s artisan Chocolate Shop, a gift showroom, small Chocolate Exhibition and the Chocolate Tasting Lounge.  The unique offering is guided Chocolate Tastings and a visit here gives your group a truly exceptional and memorable experience.

We also serve refreshments such as coffee, tea, cake and award-winning Truffle Hot Chocolate – perfect for winter or wet weather activities.  Situated on the banks of the beautiful river Tay, in the heart of Scotland, Iain Burnett Highland Chocolatier is 5 minutes from the A9.   We are open all year, with private parking and disabled access. On our doorstep are high quality restaurants the Grandtully Hotel and Inn on the Tay.

We are within minutes of Pitlochry and Aberfeldy Distillery tours, Landrover Highland Safaris, Loch Tay cruises, water sports, spectacular short walks, historical Scottish experiences and shops.  Usually large groups will have a guided Chocolate Tasting on board the coach and smaller groups in the Chocolate Lounge, and will visit the exhibition and browse the gifts showroom and Chocolate Shop.  The river bank opposite the shop also offers a short scenic walk.


Located in the eastern area of Loch Tay in between the villages of Aberfeldy & Pitlochry, The Highland Chocolatier is situated in the most idyllic country setting which is perfect for a day out all year round.

Need More Inspiration?

There are a wide range of activities and things to do at Loch Tay. You can walk, cycle and travel around the countryside to your heart’s content. In the winter you can even explore the wilderness and discover the wildlife that inhabit the mountain tops. As well as enjoying your time on land, you can also get on the water and explore the beauty of Loch Tay.

Find Your Dream Holiday Today

Relax in your own luxurious lodge on the shores of Loch Tay. Indulge yourself in natures own Scottish beauty while you surround yourself with stunning highland wilderness and wildlife.