765 Bottles of Malt on the Wall in Speyside

By Anita Draycott

If you love to sample different whiskies, the Quaich Bar at the Craigellachie Hotel in Speyside offers about 765 single malts arranged in alphabetical order on shelves around its walls. Prices for a dram (25 ml) range from £2.35 for a ten-year-old Aberlour to £275 for a rare Black Bowmore that is no longer made. Just down down the road at the Fiddichside Pub nothing has changed since the 1950s. Sepia photos of salmon fishermen and illicit distillers cover the walls of this miniscule one-room bar where a peat fire glows and the octogenarian owner, Dorothy, recalls the good old days as she re-fills your pint

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