As the air outside gets colder it’s the perfect time to warm up inside, and what better way than with a dram of whiskey?  Amongst our favourites are this year’s Cesar award-winners and newfound favourites in the 2017 Good Hotel Guide.  Here are 10 of the Good Hotel Guide’s best UK hotels for whiskey lovers…

Top 10 hotels for whiskey lovers

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Fischer’s at Baslow Hall

Fischer’s at Baslow Hall - Spring and Summer Breaks

Baslow

‘Outstanding’ cooking brings guests up the winding, chestnut tree-lined drive to Susan and Max Fischer’s Edwardian manor house.
From £200 per night
  • gourmet
  • weddings
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • value
  • wifi
10% discount voucher
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Culdearn House

Culdearn House - Winter/Spring Breaks

Grantown-on-Spey

‘Probably the best small hotel we’ve visited,’ a guest says this year. Next to woodland, William and Sonia Marshall’s Victorian country hotel is ‘a well-run and caring operation’.
From £75.00 per night
  • country_house
  • walking
  • garden
  • fishing
  • wifi
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The Nobody Inn

The Nobody Inn

Doddiscombsleigh

‘What a fab place,’ say Guide inspectors in 2016, who arrived on a jolly quiz night at Sue Burdge’s ‘wonderful’ village pub-with-rooms.
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • wifi
  • parking
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The Cross at Kingussie

The Cross at Kingussie

Kingussie

In an ‘interesting’ spot in Scotland, ‘very friendly’ hosts Celia and Derek Kitchingman run their ‘lively’ restaurant-with-rooms in a former tweed mill on the banks of the River Gynack.
From £100 per night
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • wifi
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Boath House

Boath House

Auldearn

Once thought of as the most beautiful Regency house in Scotland (it was designed by Aberdeen architect Archibald Simpson), this ‘wonderful’ luxury hotel is owned and run by the Matheson family.
From £295 per night
  • gourmet
  • country_house
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • fishing
  • spa
  • b&b
  • disabled
  • wifi
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The Peat Inn

The Peat Inn

Peat Inn

‘Luxurious’, ‘relaxing’, ‘warmly welcoming’, Katherine and Geoffrey Smeddle’s rustic restaurant-with-rooms receives rave reviews from trusted correspondents, whose reports earn it a full entry in the Guide.
From £195 per night
  • gourmet
  • wine
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • wifi
  • parking
10% discount voucher
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Muckrach Country House Hotel

Muckrach Country House Hotel

Dulnain Bridge

Zesty colours and a cheery atmosphere fill the Cowap family’s restored Victorian shooting lodge in the Cairngorms national park.
  • activities
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • parking
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The Dulaig

The Dulaig

Grantown-on-Spey

Returning guests this year praise the ‘unfussy feel and understated elegance’ of Carol and Gordon Bulloch’s ‘gorgeous’ B&B in an Edwardian country house ten minutes’ walk from town.
From £80 per night
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • fishing
  • b&b
  • wifi
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Callater Lodge

Callater Lodge

Braemar

Julian and Katy Fennema’s granite-built Victorian shooting lodge is just over a caber’s toss from the centre of a town famed for its Highland Games.
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • garden
  • wifi
  • guest_house
  • exceptional_value
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Burt’s

Burt’s

Melrose

An abundance of fish and game are within a stone’s throw (or a fly cast, or an arrow sling) of the Henderson family’s ‘excellent’, well-established hotel in a lovely Borders town.
From £70 per night
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • parking
  • exceptional_value