From Macallan to Glenfiddich, from Glen Moray to Glenfarclas.

The Dowans Hotel Speyside, famous for its collection of rare whisky, lies at the heart of malt whisky country. We play a regular part in the annual Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival, one of the most important global events in the whisky lover's calendar and welcome guests keen to tour Speyside's world-famous distilleries throughout the year.

More than half of Scotland’s malt whisky distilleries are situated in Speyside. Hardly a road can be taken without seeing the charcoal-stained, stone-bonded warehouses and pagoda roofs distinct from malt whisky distillation. Some of the most famous malts are in Speyside, including world-famous brands like Glenfiddich, The Macallan and Aberlour, but also the lesser-known whiskies such as Glenfarclas, Speyburn, Balvenie and Glen Moray. Our Still bar stocks them all, along with the famously smoky malts from Islay and Orkney, a selection of the lighter and drier Lowlands malts, and one or two historic Campbletowns.

Our whisky collection is over 500 strong in total, and we have a dram for both the newcomer and the seasoned connoisseur—including a very rare 40-year-old Macallan.


Steph and Lauren Murray on the Dowans Hotel Speyside win The Spirit of Speyside Ambassador Award.