The Lounge Bar at the Drumchork Lodge Hotel, Highlands
There are many ways to enjoy Scotland’s renowned whisky; from behind-the-scenes distillery tours to tastings and even sampling a dram with quirky whisky cocktails. To savour single malts on your trip to Scotland, look no further than award-winning bars and pubs in cities and towns across the country where you can enjoy expert advice from passionate bar tenders.
Over the last few centuries or so, whisky has been enjoyed at watering holes that, today, are now synonymous with the golden-coloured spirit. It's a drink for all seasons and occasions.
You can curl up with a dram in a leather armchair by the fire with some good company or have some lively banter with patrons and staff at the bar as they talk you through the range of whisky you can try.
Many Scots are knowledgeable about their national drink, and you'll find staff at Scotland's whisky bars and pubs are experts in the field. Whether you're a novice who has never tried whisky before, or a whisky enthusiast, they will be able to guide you through the flavours and characteristics of whiskies from each of Scotland's five whisky regions. It is such a complex and flavoursome drink that there's a Scotch whisky to suit everyone's palate.
Browse our listings below to find a whisky bar or pub on your trip to Scotland.
Whether you are on a business trip, a mini break or are simply looking for great food & wine, The Mal Brasserie will restore your spirits with a delicious and sophisticated menu of dishes made from the finest local produce.
The Society's 28 Queen Street venue is open to the public to sample from their range of rare single cask whiskies from over 132 different distilleries. Enjoy their whiskies with a bite to eat in the whisky bar and The Dining Room restaurant.