Scottish Whisky
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Featured Accommodation

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Sonia and William Marshall
Culdearn House
Woodlands Terrace
Grantown on Spey PH26 3JU
Tel: +44 (0)1479 872106
Fax: +44 (0)1479 873641
Email: enquiries@culdearn.com
Culdearn House

Formerly the country home of the Earl of Seafield's family.
Scottish Tourist Board 4 Star Small Hotel
in the heart of the Spey Valley.
Renowned for its warm hospitality.
Personally run hotel with intimate atmosphere.
Ideal for romantic breaks or special celebrations.
Recommended in Alastair Sawday's Special Places to Stay
and The Good Hotel Guide 2020.
Editor’s choice for Fishing Hotel 2016, 2017 2019.
Good Hotel Guide Cesar award.
Scottish Field Top 10 Scottish Hotels for Whisky Lovers.
AA ‘Notable Wine List’ designation. RAC Fine Dining Award.
A Karen Brown Reader Discovery Property.
Member of Britain's Finest.
Member of the VisitScotland Welcome Schemes
for Walkers, Cyclists, Anglers, Fieldsports.
13 miles from Aviemore. 35 miles south of Inverness.

Fine dining with candlelit tables, log fire & attentive service.
Daily changing menus. AA Red Rosette. Taste Our Best award.
Recommended in Wendy Barrie's Scottish Food Guide.
Lounge with wood panelling and luxurious furnishings.
Selection of 60 malt whiskies (some rare) with tasting notes.
Whisky Tasting weekends can be arranged.

Choice of 6 bedrooms (kingsize, double, twin, single).
All with en-suite facilities, toiletries,
Freeview TV, radio/alarm, hairdryer, refreshment tray.
Free Wi-Fi Broadband Internet access.
For special celebrations, flowers, chocolates,
champagne and/or a piper can be arranged.
1 wheelchair friendly single bedroom with large wet room
with high toilet for transfer from wheelchair, grab and support rails.
A waterproof wheelchair is available for shower use.

B&B prices from £70 - £90 per person.
Dinner, B&B £100 - £170 per person.
Discounts for stays of 7 or more nights.
Dinner, Bed and Breakfast Special offers
with 15% - 20% discount in March, April, October & November 2021.
Exclusive use (min 2 nights for 10 - 12 people).
Credit cards accepted.
Instant online booking.
Open all year.
No smoking.

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For Accommodation near distilleries, see
Aberdeenshire & Grampian
Moray - Cairngorms
Isle of Islay

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Holidays / Tours:

    5 star WOW Scotland offers guided day tours from Inverness in their well-appointed 30-seater mini-coaches. The Whisky Tour includes tours and tasting experiences at Tomatin Distillery, Glenfarclas Distillery, Glen Moray Distillery and the Speyside Cooperage. Available on Fridays from April to September 2021. Departs Inverness at 8.15am and returns at 6pm. Private tour options are also available.

  • Absolute Escapes offer tailor-made themed packages such as Castles & Whisky, for individuals, groups and corporate clients. Packages can include acommodation, transport, tours and whisky tastings in any location - either self drive or with a private tour guide.
  • Heart of Scotland Tours - daily minibus tours all year round departing from Edinburgh.
  • Coach tour operators in Scotland...

Useful links:

Whisky Books

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The Road to Craigellachie
The beginner's guide to whisky and where to start your discovery of it in Scotland. There are maps to show you the way and the places and distilleries to visit. The book was launched at the Scottish Whisky Festival in Speyside. Paperback 190 pages. Published May 2005.
Available from Amazon.com and Amazon UK (commission links)
The Island Whisky Trail
Scotland's Hebridean and West Coast Malt Whisky Distilleries
includes Islay, Jura, Mull and Skye
Paperback by Neil Wilson. 128 pages. Published May 2003.
Available from Amazon.com and Amazon UK (commission links)
Raw Spirit: In Search of the Perfect Dram
This whisky travelogue is Scottish novelist Iain Banks' first non-fiction book.
Hardback. 388 pages. Published November 2003.
Amazon UK (commission link)
The Whisky Trails
Great guidebook telling you about the 120 distilleries you can visit throughout Scotland. Available from Amazon.com and Amazon UK (commissions link)

The Malt Whisky Trail Video
A tour of 8 distilleries on Speyside.
Available in 2 formats:
NTSC (US / Canada) and PAL (UK)

The Single Malt Whiskey Companion: A Connoisseur's Guide
This is THE book for whisky lovers to have!
Amazon.com (commission link)
Collins Whisky Map of Scotland
Showing you the distilleries to visit.
Available from Amazon.com and Amazon UK (commission links)