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No 1 on Trip Advisor on the Malt Whisky Trail 

The Highest Standards with a Personal Touch

The Highland Spirit Bed and Breakfast is situated in the village of Dufftown, the Malt Whisky Capital of the World, in the heart of Speyside.  It is an ideal accommodation base for the Malt Whisky and Castle Trails.

We aim to provide a high level of comfort and service.  The Visit Scotland 4-star prestigious GOLD rating (for exceptional custmer care) and being No 1 on Trip Advisor for Moray, Speyside and Malt Whisky Trails reflects what we offer our guests.  We have been coveted the "Taste Our Best" award for the use of local and quality Scottish produce.

We are situated in a quiet elevated location with wonderful views.  Just a few minutes walk away from the village centre which has places to eat and shops.  Our beds and showers are of a high hotel standard.  Each of the 3 spacious superking rooms are individually themed to the history of the house, and are characterful  with uncommon details.

Mortlach History and Whisky Walk

Learn all about the Celtic Monks who arrived in 566AD, Mortlach settlement, Kirk and the legendary battle of the 11th Century.

How can the 5 different drams of Mortlach you will try all taste different?

Hear about the role of the Exciseman and have a go at measuring the the alcholic strength of whisky using the Mortlach Exciseman's old equipment. See the smuggling equipment made by the local coppersmith for the distillery workers.

We will stop at the historic kiln of Mortlach Distillery for a dram and run through the odd 2.81 distillation process. What was dramming? How did the Pagoda come about? Why has Dufftown got the clock that hung McPherson? Music and whisky together and much more.  We even pass an old Temperance Hotel.

The easy and relaxing walk is led by Alistair a qualified Walking Guide Leader. It is about 1.25 miles and lasts about 2.5 hours.

5 different drams during the walk, cost per person £34. Bookable by email info@highlandspiritbandb.co.uk or phone 01340 821136.

About Us

Karen has over 30 years experience in the hotel and hospitality industry and this is backed up with a Degree in Hotel and Catering Management.  She has worked in a variety of hotels and  event and  conference management.  She is now a keen gardener.  Her favourite whisky is Mortlach 16.

         Alistair at Balvenie Distillery            Karen in garden above Mortlach Distillery

Alistair gained a Diploma in Hotel and Catering Management and worked in a number of hotels.  He served in the Army for 23 years and achieved a First Class Degree in Business and Economics.  He is also a qualified Walking Guide Leader.  He loves whisky and has developed deep enthusiasm for the taste and its heritage.  His favourite whisky is Balvenie Tun 1509.