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Scotland

Dornoch Castle Hotel

Average Rating

96.23

28 votes

Average Shop & Tour
  • 95.71
    Ambiance
  • 97.25
    Selection
  • 94.89
    Value
  • 97.07
    Service
Photo by Bert Rutkowski

About

Dornoch Castle Hotel has established itself as one of Scotland's premium Whisky establishments over many years. The Whisky bar specialises in Old & Rare bottles and unusual Single Casks from all over Scotland. They have been awarded the Scottish Whisky Bar of the Year in 2014 & 2016 as well as numerous awards for Real Ale. Since 2017 Dornoch Castle Hotel is an official SMWS partner bar.


The hotel has opened a crowdfunded distillery on site which will aim to create an 'Old-Style' Whisky.


https://www.facebook.com/dornochcastlebar
http://www.dornochcastlehotel.com

DornochCastleBar
Newbie DornochCastleBar Review note
14 May 2017 11:54 pm

;-) always groovy.

Total
100
Ambiance
100
Selection
100
Value
100
Service
100
PitchBlack
Expert Senior PitchBlack Review note
03 May 2017 6:09 pm
Total
98
Ambiance
95
Selection
100
Value
95
Service
100
My Market
thijs100
Expert Senior thijs100 Review note
28 Feb 2017 3:03 pm

Unbelievable whisky bar with many old bottlings. A treat for even the most spoiled whisky drinker. The hotel is also good, spent a very nice evening and night there.

Total
99
Ambiance
95
Selection
100
Value
100
Service
100
Signature Picture | Signature Picture
Luigisim
Expert Senior Luigisim Review note
03 Jan 2017 6:26 am
Total
98
Ambiance
97
Selection
99
Value
97
Service
97
TomBx
Expert Junior TomBx Review note
27 Aug 2016 11:47 pm
Total
96
Ambiance
90
Selection
100
Value
95
Service
97
Isonone
Expert Senior Isonone Review note
07 Jun 2016 1:15 am
Total
96
Ambiance
90
Selection
100
Value
97
Service
98
KeesV
Member Senior KeesV Review note
11 May 2016 4:03 pm

We had a great time with Simon and Phil in there bar. Simon took us to the site of the new Distillery. Simon is a passionate man with lots and lots of knowledge about whisky. He has a clear picture what kind of whiskey they want to make. Old style whisky from around the 60's, 70's.

We had an delicious dinner and afterwards a few hours chatting and drinking whisky near the 19feet fireplace. You can chose whisky's from the 1940 until 2013. Making your choice is the most difficult thing in this very rich stocked bar.
Total
99
Ambiance
98
Selection
100
Value
98
Service
100
shadowcollector
Super Administrator shadowcollector Review note
06 May 2016 4:16 pm

Let's say it's not my style of design but other then that: a great family, the warmest welcome you can imagine.


The best people that work there and of course Simon and Phil with their knowledge. We will be back, even if it would only be for the food; did we already say the food is perfect?
Well the food is perfect!!

It's the best bar + restaurant you can imagine. And the hotel; all works and everything is just awesome!
Total
98
Ambiance
95
Selection
100
Value
98
Service
100
mrphil
Member Junior mrphil Note
04 Apr 2016 12:25 pm

Dornoch Castle Hotel is  currently setting up an on-site distillery which will produce using 'old-style' methods, heritage barley and brewers yeast.

www.dornochdistillery.com

Facebook - Dornoch Distillery
Twitter - @whiskycollector

Dornoch Castle Hotel has a new facebook account - Dornoch Castle Whisky Bar
Rebelheart
Member Senior Rebelheart Review note
21 Jan 2016 12:05 pm

Imho, battling head-to-head for the best Whisky bar in Scotland with the Vintner's Lounge in Leith and the Craigellachie Hotel in Speyside. Highly recommended!

Total
96
Ambiance
98
Selection
99
Value
92
Service
95
  • Whiskies
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  • Views
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  • Votes
    28
  • Status
    Active
  • Check-ins
    61

Hotel location

Castle Street
IV25 3SD‎ Dornoch
Scotland

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