“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 malt whisky trail. Macallan and Aberlour are two of the hotel’s closest neighbours.
Speyside is the largest whisky region in the world with over half of Scotland’s distilleries and the Quaich bar is one of the world’s leading whisky bars. 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.
It isn’t just the ‘uisge beatha’ or amber nectar that the region should boast. Speyside is home to some of the finest produce in Scotland including, organic Aberdeen Angus beef, fresh fish from the Moray Firth, Walkers Shortbread and wild venison.
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 with produce sourced from Speyside where possible, 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 Wednesday and Friday, Saturday and Sunday int he summer months. Open Mic night is every first Thursday of the month.
The Craigellachie feels like a countryside family-home and we we invite you to make yourself at home here.