Even if you have never fished before, start in style by casting on one of Scotland’s finest salmon rivers – the Spey. You will stay close to the banks of the river at the famous Craigellachie Hotel which has been a weekend getaway for the likes of Guy Ritchie, Kate Moss and Noel Gallagher as well as Scottish indie bands CHVRCHES and Frightened Rabbit.
This is the ultimate ‘coorie’ weekend – the Scottish word for ‘wellness’. Following a luxurious breakfast of local Scottish produce, you will be provided with wellies and jackets by Hunter before you meet our ‘ghillie’, Dougie, who will take you down to one of the most scenic salmon fishing beats in the UK. Dougie will pass on his insider angling knowledge to help you land the selfie of a lifetime with a wild salmon. Don’t worry, the salmon don’t care whether or not it’s your first cast or if you’re male or female. Some of the best fish on the Spey have been caught by women!
After a day breathing the clean air and enjoying a picnic on the banks of the Spey, you can relax in one of the best whisky hotels in the world.
The lively CopperDog bar regularly hosts sessions by local musicians and has its own whisky: Copper Dog, which is now one of Scotland’s most popular blended malts and is distributed to 64 countries.
More than half of Scotland’s whisky distilleries are found in Speyside because of the purity of the water, so why not use your time in the whisky capital of Scotland to meet the craftsmen and women who pass on generations of knowledge produce the ‘water of life’. You can also expand your whisky knowledge at the Craigellachie’s Quaich Bar where our expert bartenders can find the perfect whisky for you from our collection of over 850 single malts.
Finally, as well as your new found ‘coorie’ and a packed Instagram board, you will leave with your own personalised bottle of Copper Dog whisky to sip at home and remember an unforgettable weekend.
Managing Director of The Craigellachie, Kevin Smith said:
“This is the perfect way to unwind and experience the finest scenery, fishing and whisky in the world. The Craigellachie provides an ideal location for a weekend escape, nestled on a hillside where the river Fiddich meets the Spey. By day you will have the experience of a lifetime on one of the most beautiful stretches of this famous salmon river, and by night you can relax with fine food, warm Scottish hospitality and a dram from our extensive collection of whiskies. Come and taste a Highland life with The Craigellachie this summer.”
Prices start from £390 for a two-night bed and breakfast, one full-day fishing and a personalised bottle of Copper Dog whisky. The Craigellachie is a dog-friendly hotel.
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