Uisge Beatha ~ the water of life ~ Whisky









At The Highlander Inn we are committed to ensure that one of Scotland's greatest products and exports should be truly celebrated for it's diversity, quality and it's unique ability to bring people of all nations and creeds together in a sense of well-being and camaradarie.

It really is "the water of life".

While our selection of Single Malts may not be the biggest, it is one of the most diverse in terms of age, distillery, bottlers, nose and taste. Add to this the atmosphere in the bar created by a real mixture of locals and visitors to the area, talking to each other and sharing experiences.

Surely this is the REAL way to experience and enjoy Single Malt Whisky?

We have a small but professional and friendly team looking after you in the bar and a la carte restaurant, Tatsuya Minagawa (Yamagata, Japan) heads up the team, working with Rachel Richard, Claire England, both from Dufftown and Neil Spence (Aberlour). Scott Morton, our Head Chef also does service shifts to help out.

It is now on permanent display in the bar and is dedicated to the memory of 2 close friends of the Highlander Inn:

Jakub Ivanov, our working colleague since April 2006 who tragically passed away on Wednesday 22 August 2007 as the result of a car accident, and Michael Jackson, the world's best known ~ and most respected ~ whisky and beer writer, who was a good friend, who died so suddenly after a heart attack on Thursday 30 August 2007.

This series was originally nick-named "flora & fauna" by Michael because of the label designs. The name stuck and the range has always been known since as the "Flora & Fauna" series.