The hotel is set to celebrate our national spirit with a range of whisky events - from talks and tasting sessions to paired dinners at the hotel's Fog House and Flying Stag bar.
Running from the 4 till 28 March, the programme of talks and whisky tastings will delve into the origins of whisky and explore old feuding malt dynasties and smugglers through a journey of Scotland’s whisky trail ,with experts from Glenfiddich, Macallan and Dalmore.
The final event will be a free screening of Whisky Galore! in the Braemar town hall.
Guests will sit down to a four-course dinner and drams featuring Macallan Triple Cask 12, a Rob Roy cocktail using The Macallan Rare Cask, The Macallan 18 Sherry Cask and The Macallan Estate.
Tickets: £90 per person.
Join David Sinclair, The Macallan Prestige & Experience Manager, for an informal whisky tasting in the Fog House.
This five-course tasting dinner will feature Glenfiddich 12 Year Old, Glenfiddich Project XX, Glenfiddich 21 Year Old and Glenfiddich Grand Cru.
Tickets: £90 per person.
Whisky fans are invited to join Mark Thomson, Glenfiddich Whisky Ambassador for Scotland, for an informal whisky tasting in the Fog House.
Andy Fairgrieve, Glenfiddich’s Residence co-ordinator, will discuss the Glenfiddich artists in residence programme, the artworks produced over the past 18 years and what they have in store this summer.
After the talk, guests can enjoy a wee dram in The Flying Stag where they will be joined by Scottish fiddler Paul Anderson.
The Fife Arms’ local distillery (only 10 miles away), will be hosting two drop-in tasting sessions with their Malt Whisky Ambassador, David TJ Littlejohn, in the Fog House at The Fife Arms.
Anna Brennand, Chief Executive of the Cabrach Trust, will be chatting about the area's role in the development of malt whisky – from illicit stills to whisky smuggling.
This five-course tasting dinner will feature Dalmore 12, Port Wood Reserve, Dalmore 15, Cigar Malt Reserve & King Alexander.
Tickets: £90 per person
Join Daryl Haldane, The Dalmore Whisky Ambassador, for an informal whisky tasting in the Fog House at The Fife Arms.
Another chance to watch the original film in which Scottish islanders try to plunder 50,000 cases of whisky from a stranded ship.
The Fife Arms re-opened in December 2018, and is owned by Iwan and Manuela Wirth, co-founders of the acclaimed global gallery Hauser & Wirth - which is why there’s more than 12,000 works of art, antiques, and objets in every nook and cranny.
For more information on the whisky events and to book, please visit the hotel's website.
Scran episode 12: Pirates, smugglers and illicit distilling - the Glengoyne story with Gordon Dallas