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World Whisky Day: 22 of the best whisky bars you must visit in Scotland

From the central belt to Speyside and beyond, we take a look at the best whisky bars from around Scotland, just in time for World Whisky Day on 18 May.

The last few years have seen a dramatic rise in, not only the popularity of whisky, but the number of distilleries opening or re-opening. With this in mind, we take a look as some of the best bars to enjoy a dram of two, whether it's an old favourite or a new name.

Based in the heart of one of the biggest whisky producing regions, (or the epicentre of the whisky universe, if you go by the rather dramatic tagline on the Inns website) The Highlander Inn is more of an institution than a bar.

1. The Highlander Inn, Craigellachie

Based in the heart of one of the biggest whisky producing regions, (or the epicentre of the whisky universe, if you go by the rather dramatic tagline on the Inns website) The Highlander Inn is more of an institution than a bar.
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With over 700 malts, The Quaich Bar is a whisky lovers dream. For food and a dram, head to the Copper Dog pub.

2. The Quaich Bar at the Craigellachie Hotel, Craigellachie

With over 700 malts, The Quaich Bar is a whisky lovers dream. For food and a dram, head to the Copper Dog pub.
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Constructed in 1896, the Mash Tun has an impressive range of Glenfarclas bottling - a unique collection of 47 single cask whiskies, with one for each consecutive year from 1952 to 1998.

3. The Mash Tun, Aberlour

Constructed in 1896, the Mash Tun has an impressive range of Glenfarclas bottling - a unique collection of 47 single cask whiskies, with one for each consecutive year from 1952 to 1998.
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Another of Speysides famous whisky hotels, The Dowans is located close to Aberlour Distillery and the river Spey. The excellent Still room offers an expertly curated selection of over 500 whiskies from Speyside and beyond.

4. The Still at the Dowans Hotel, Aberlour

Another of Speysides famous whisky hotels, The Dowans is located close to Aberlour Distillery and the river Spey. The excellent Still room offers an expertly curated selection of over 500 whiskies from Speyside and beyond.
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