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Scotland

The Mash Tun

Average Rating

82.11

22 votes

Average Shop & Tour
  • 81.09
    Ambiance
  • 81.59
    Selection
  • 82.14
    Value
  • 83.64
    Service
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FISHAC
Expert Junior FISHAC Review note
07 Aug 2017 5:01 pm

Been a few times during the SoSF and it has never let me down. 

Great day with Glefarclas tastings and have left each time very happy!!

Total
95
Ambiance
94
Selection
100
Value
92
Service
95
lincolnimp
Connoisseur lincolnimp Review note
07 Aug 2017 12:26 am

I didn`t stay in here that long to be honest, it was full and I agree with others while it is ok, I was expecting the look and feel of the place to be better.

The bar is well stocked.

Edit

Went again tonight and took my 2 kids who are 14 & 16 years old, we only went for a drink. The issue was, all the tables were booked for food and obviously kids are not allowed to sit at the bar so where do you go?

We were told we could sit outside but it had just rained heavily, so we rushed our drinks at a reserved table but made sure we were away before they arrived.

The point I am politely making is that this is not a pub you can take a family to if you are only after a drink and not food, there is nowhere for you to go.

Staff are polite and the food did look good, now I have been twice I do not really understand what the reputation is based on, if is it the food alone that I can understand but if its  the bar selection the Grant Arms Hotel at Grantown on Spey had just as much whisky on offer including some old stuff but is much cheaper.

It must be location, location, location :)


Total
76
Ambiance
70
Selection
85
Value
70
Service
80
spigray
Expert Senior spigray Review note
21 Jul 2017 12:51 pm
Total
86
Ambiance
85
Selection
86
Value
85
Service
87
Slàinte Mhath
Moderator Slàinte Mhath Review note
21 Jun 2017 4:06 pm

Located in the heart of Aberlour, The Mash Tun is both restaurant and whisky bar. I must confess that neither the ambiance nor their selection of Single Malts overwhelmed me... It's not one of these cosy, old-fashioned bars I was looking for.

You can eat ordinary pub food, but be warned that the service tends to be very slow. The range of malts is fair but not impressive, except for their nice collection of Glenfarclas bottlings. Ordinary drams were a bit expensive but at least I got a nosing glass and water.

Give it a try if you are visiting Aberlour but better keep your expectations low.


Total
78
Ambiance
80
Selection
78
Value
80
Service
74
“There is no such thing as bad whisky - some are just better than others.” (W. Faulkner)
GLEN MAUR
Connoisseur GLEN MAUR Note
15 May 2017 10:22 pm

Visit again for SoS festival 2017 : very good steak but single malts too expensive!

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Slàinte Mhath
Moderator Slàinte Mhath Review note
26 Apr 2017 2:01 pm

@Admin: please delete this review.

Total
78
Ambiance
80
Selection
78
Value
80
Service
74
“There is no such thing as bad whisky - some are just better than others.” (W. Faulkner)
GLEN MAUR
Connoisseur GLEN MAUR Review note
10 Jun 2016 12:19 am
Total
88
Ambiance
85
Selection
93
Value
88
Service
85
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Cast Olila
Connoisseur Cast Olila Review note
08 Jun 2016 5:47 pm
Total
81
Ambiance
84
Selection
80
Value
80
Service
80
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shadowcollector
Super Administrator shadowcollector Review note
06 May 2016 4:44 pm
Total
88
Ambiance
88
Selection
88
Value
88
Service
88
WhiskyAB12
Member Junior WhiskyAB12 Review note
26 Mar 2015 11:58 am
Total
80
Ambiance
80
Selection
76
Value
79
Service
85
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  • Check-ins
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Restaurant location

8 Broomfield Square
AB38 9QP Aberlour
Scotland

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