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 - Autumn Mid-Week Breaks

Baslow

Fine dining is the order of the day at Max and Susan Fischer’s Jacobean-style Edwardian mansion in the Peak District, approached by a chestnut-shaded drive.
  • weddings
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • value
  • wifi
  • gourmet
  • honeymoon
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Culdearn House

Culdearn House - Autumn Break Special Offer

Grantown-on-Spey

There’s plenty of good walking around this converted Speyside villa – and plenty of whisky to warm the cockles at the end of a long day.
  • golf
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • fishing
  • wifi
  • country_house
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Boath House

Boath House - January/February & Valentine Week's special offer

Auldearn

There are whisky and castle trails to strike out on, but begin, perhaps, with a stroll around the Matheson family’s ‘lovely’ mansion – ‘the grounds are wonderful,’ say Guide inspectors in 2017.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • garden
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • gourmet
  • country_house
  • spa
  • b&b
  • disabled
4
The Peat Inn

The Peat Inn

Peat Inn

Chef/patron Geoffrey Smeddle and his wife, Katherine, run their ‘luxurious, very special’ restaurant-with-rooms in an 18th-century coaching inn close to St Andrews and the Fife coast.
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • garden
  • value
  • wifi
  • parking
  • gourmet
  • wine
10% discount voucher
5
The Nobody Inn

The Nobody Inn

Doddiscombsleigh

Pile in for the jolly quiz night, or sample one of the whiskies from an astonishing collection at Sue Burdge’s 17th-century dwelling house–turned–lively village pub-with-rooms.
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • wifi
  • parking
  • gastropub
6
The Cross at Kingussie

The Cross at Kingussie

Kingussie

Long praised for the generous hospitality of its hosts, Derek and Celia Kitchingman, this ‘very quiet’ 19th-century tweed mill-turned-restaurant-with-rooms on the banks of the River Gynack is gaining attention, too, for its food.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • wifi
  • gourmet
7
Muckrach Country House Hotel

Muckrach Country House Hotel

Dulnain Bridge

There’s a jaunty, contemporary feel to the Cowap family’s restored Victorian shooting lodge in the Cairngorms national park.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • parking
  • historic
  • activities
8
The Dulaig

The Dulaig

Grantown-on-Spey

Liked for its ‘unfussy atmosphere’, ‘warm hospitality’ and home-made Seville orange marmalade, this ‘friendly’ B&B occupies a ‘gorgeous’ Edwardian country house, ten minutes’ walk from town.
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • fishing
  • bandb
  • wifi
  • parking
  • b&b
9
Callater Lodge

Callater Lodge

Braemar

A hammer throw from the annual Highland Games, ‘impressive, charming’ hosts Julian and Katy Fennema provide ‘unfussy’ accommodation and a treat for whisky lovers at their granite-built Victorian shooting lodge in the Cairngorms.
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • garden
  • guesthouse
  • wifi
  • exceptional_value
  • guest_house
10
Burts

Burts

Melrose

In the centre of a pretty Borders town, this ‘excellent’, well-established hotel near the banks of the River Tweed has been run by the Henderson family for 46 years.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • garden
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • parking
  • exceptional_value