The Highlander Inn, Craigellachie

A real Home from Home...

The Highlander Inn, Craigellachie

...at the epicentre of the Malt Whisky Universe...

The Highlander Inn, Craigellachie

...with tastefully decorated quality accommodation.

The Highlander Inn, Craigellachie

World renowned for its Whisky Bar... and its range of single cask malt whiskies!


Welcome to The Highlander Inn, Craigellachie.

Accommodation

Accommodation

We have a warm, friendly and relaxing atmosphere; a really cosy, hospitable "home from home".

Dining

Dining

All our food is freshly prepared in our kitchen using locally sourced top quality ingredients.

The Bar

The Whisky Bar

The Whisky Bar at the Highlander Inn is very popular. Enjoy the great range of meals and drinks always available.

Whisky

Whisky

We are committed to ensure that one of Scotland's greatest products & exports should be truly celebrated.

The Highlander Inn is in the centre of the village of Craigellachie, Speyside, the heart of Scotland's Malt Whisky Trail.

With 5 en-suite bedrooms in the main building as well as an additional 2 houses just 35 metres from the main building, whisky bar, "club room", outdoor patio, lounge, and private, off-street parking, it truly is a great little place to stay when visiting this wonderful part of Scotland. We are open all year, and have a warm, friendly and relaxing atmosphere; a really cosy, hospitable "home from home".

Tatsuya Minagawa, born in Japan, worked at the Highlander Inn from 2005 until 2012 and then returned in 2015 and purchased the business from Duncan Elphick in April 2015.

We are recognised as one of Scotland's best known "Village Inns" and a truly international "hot spot" for whisky tourism.

We have been awarded Gold Bar status by the readers of Whisky Magazine and one of the top Whisky Bars in the world for 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014.

We have a small but excellent and dedicated team of people whose aim is to ensure your stay is as comfortable, relaxing and enjoyable as possible.

  • Jean Morrison from Craigellachie ~ Housekeeper
  • Anna Rogers from Craigellachie ~ Kitchen Assistant & Housekeeping
  • have all been here since June 2005.

  • Rachel Stephen from Dufftown ~ Assistant Manager, arrived in September 2007.
  • Ella Morrison from Maggieknockater ~ Housekeeping, started in October 2010.
  • Fraser Elphick from Lower Largo, Fife ~ Whisky Bar Manager, started in December 2011.
  • Billy Shanks from Elgin ~ Bar & Food Service, joined us in September 2014.
  • Leigh MacGregor from Dundee ~ Head Chef, started with us in December 2014.
  • Thomas Forsyth from Craigellachie ~ Bar & Food Service,started with us in April 2015.
  • Rowena Nicol from Dufftown ~ Food Service, joined in April 2015.
  • Miki Minagawa born in Japan (and Tatsuya's wife) ~ Housekeeping, started in April 2015.
  • Rosalynd Saxton from Keith ~ Administration, started in April 2015.