“When you arrive we want you to feel at home, when you leave we want you to feel like you can’t wait to return.” Kevin Smith, Manager Director, The Craigellachie
Built in 1893, where the rivers Fiddich and Spey come together, the small 26-room hotel stands at the very heart of Speyside and its whisky trail. Macallan and Aberlour are the hotel’s closest neighbours.
Speyside is the largest whisky region in the world and the Quaich bar at the Craigellachie is the world’s leading whisky bar. With over 900 whiskies lining its walls, The Quaich is the perfect setting in which to enjoy a guided whisky tasting or a modern twist on a classic whisky cocktail, mixed by our expert and locally renown bartenders.
And it isn’t just the ‘uisge beatha’ or amber nectar that the region should boast. Speyside is actually the secret food basket of Europe. From wild Scottish berries, to Aberdeen Angus beef and Isle of Mull scallops or Shetland mussels, there is a wealth of beautiful fresh produce here.
Wild salmon fishing on the Spey with our local Gillie is but a short walk from the hotel’s doorstep; for which many guests return year after year.
If you love to hike let us point you to the beach at Lossiemouth – miles of white sandy beach and dunes that stretch as far as the eye can see – or up to the top of nearby Glen Livet.
Once you’ve built up an appetite, pull up a chair beside the fire in the hotel’s cosy Copper Dog pub for lunch or dinner. The fare is strictly Scottish, all sourced within a 50mile radius of the hotel, and our drinks range from local beers, to handpicked Sancerre wine from friend’s in the Loire valley, and great whisky cocktails.
We have live music, from acoustic guitars to fiddles, in the Copper Dog every Thursday to Saturday.
The Craigellachie feels like a countryside family-home and we we invite you to make yourself at home here.