While we can’t holiday abroad just now, it does look likely that we can spend some time exploring Scotland this summer. If you’re a whisky fan, make sure to check out some of these hotels and self catering accommodations.
1. Ardshiel Hotel
Situated in Campbeltown which was once a thriving Mecca of whisky production, the Ardshiel Hotel was originally built in 1877, for one of the many whisky barons resident in Campbeltown at that time. The hotel’s Usquebaugh Bar and Lounge, which offers a superb choice of over 200 malt whiskies including a fine selection of Springbank, Cadenhead, and Islay malts, is the place to go for whisky lovers.
Photo: Ardshiel Hotel
2. The Balmoral Hotel
The five star Balmoral in Edinburgh is an ideal spot for whisky lovers thanks to its award-winning Scotch bar. Scotch’s kilted whisky ambassadors are on hand to navigate through the bar’s exciting 500-strong whisky list and will tell a tale or two about Scotland’s national drink
3. Borthwick Castle
This exclusive use venue near Gorebridge is an ideal spot for those looking for a decadent stay. Bespoke menus can be arranged from the castle's chef, Derek Johnstone. When it comes to drinks, Borthwick Castle has an extensive wine cellar, an impressive collection of fine single malt whiskies, small-batch Scottish gins and local craft beers.
Photo: Tony Marsh
This newly renovated three bedroom cottage is located in Moray, that has a whisky snug and offers guests a tailored whisky retreat package for a staycation.