The Quaich Bar, Craigellachie Hotel

The Quaich Bar is a whisky bar goliath. Founded in 1893, it’s got over 900 single-malt whiskies from across the globe – a list that was contributed to by whisky writer Dave Broom no less.

They go out of their way to source some of the most out of the way and rare whiskies, some of which are exclusive to the Craigellachie and all of which can be sampled by the glass. 

No whisky snobs or purists here – they will encourage you to drink whisky in the way that suits your individual palate whether that’s neat, with water, ice or in a classic cocktail. These include Sours, Manhattans and a proper Old Fashioned.

All furniture in the Quaich has been handcrafted by British craftsmen and the bar itself is lined with a silver band, designed by the jeweller Stephen Webster and produced by Hamilton & Inches, Silversmith’s to Her Majesty the Queen no less.