• Whisky

Scotland is famous for its whisky tastings and tours and at the Whisky Bar in the Dornoch Castle Hotel it is no different. The Whisky Bar’s vast selection of rare and unique vintage malts to entice all whisky fans.

Simon and Phil Thompson have taken great care in creating their collection of whiskies and have developed a great understand over the years and are more than happy to impart their knowledge onto all who are interested, and making sure you have a truly memorable stay.

The ‘public in house’ whisky tasting is held regularly. There are a maximum of 25 places available, this includes 6 vintage malts and a light buffet. Booking and prepayment is essential.

Our Whisky Bar has achieved critical international acclaim. Here are just a few noteworthy mentions:

  • Currently No1 Whisky Hotel of the year on www.whiskybase.com
  • Scottish Licensed Trade News ‘Whisky Bar of the Year 2014’
  • Caithness and Sutherland CAMRA Pub of the year in 2012, 2013 and 2014.
  • Extended live interview on www.whiskycast.com
  • Whisky bar featured in Whisky Passion magazine as well as national press.
  • Join 3000 others and follow us for fun irreverent comments on Facebook and Twitter
  • Recent tastings for whisky groups from Japan, China, Singapore, Norway, Belgium, Holland, Germany, France, Switzerland, Italy and USA.

We also hold International Whisky Tasting events. Be sure to check out our News Section for the Whisky tasting & tours schedule.

Simon & Phil are now onto their next venture, having successfully developed one of the best Whisky Bars in Scotland they are now putting their vast knowledge and experience to the test and have begun the process of building their very own distillery on the grounds of the Dornoch Castle Hotel.

The construction has begun on the old “Fire House” which was built in 1881, situated in the rear of the Castle’s garden. Although the building is small it has plenty of room for the boys to create their own hand crafted ‘old style’ whisky and organic gin from scratch.

For more information visit http://www.dornochdistillery.com