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.

  • Billy Shanks from Elgin ~ Bar Manager, joined us in September 2014.
  • Jean Morrison from Craigellachie ~ Housekeeper, joined us in June 2005.
  • Anna Rogers from Craigellachie ~ Kitchen Assistant & Housekeeping, joined us June 2005.
  • Ella Morrison from Maggieknockater ~ Housekeeping, started in October 2010.
  • Fraser Elphick from Lower Largo, Fife ~ Bar & Food Service, started in December 2011.
  • Siobhan Nicol from Dufftown ~ Food Service, joined us in April 2014.
  • Rosalynd Saxton from Keith ~ Administration, joined us in April 2015.
  • Miki Minagawa from Japan ~ Housekeeping, joined us in April 2015.
  • Thomas Forsyth from Craigellachie ~ Bar & Food Service, joined us in April 2015.
  • Jackie Pearman from Yorkshire but now from Archiestown ~ Housekeeping, started in May 2015.
  • Chris Whittle from Buckie ~ Senior Sous Chef, joined us in July 2015.
  • Eva Cumming from Archiestown ~ Bar & Food service, joined us in July 2015.
  • Leah Cumming from Archiestown ~ Kitcen Assisant, joined us in September 2015.
  • Don Saxton from Troon ~ Head Chef, joined us in November 2015.
  • Grace Staurt ~ Food service, joined us in January 2016