World Whisky Day

Happy World Whisky Day!

Did you realise that today is a day of celebration for the ‘water of life’ we all know as Scotch whisky?

In the Glenbank’s lounge bar, we always have a selection of malt whiskies available to be enjoyed by our visitors. With Jedburgh being the first town in the Scottish Borders if travelling on the A68, we are often the first stopping point on Scottish soil for our international visitors. And one of the experiences many look forward to is a dram or two of malt whisky. 

malt whisky bottles

Sample from our selection of malt whiskies

An alternative for those wishing to experience Scotch whisky is offered via our evening meal menu options which include haggis with whisky sauce as a starter and the delicious cranachan for dessert (a sumptuous mix of oats, cream, whisky, honey and raspberries).

For anyone wishing to discover more about whisky, the Glenkinchie distillery in Pencaitland is only an hour away and offers a year round attraction rated 5 stars by Visit Scotland. So you can try some Glenkinchie malt whisky (affectionately known as ‘The Edinburgh Malt’) at the Glenbank Hotel the evening you arrive in Jedburgh, then after a good night’s sleep and a hearty Scottish breakfast, head north from the Scottish Borders into East Lothian to see how and where it is distilled.

For anyone heading to the city of Edinburgh, there is also the option of the Scotch Whisky Experience Tour in the Royal Mile – another all year round, 5 star attraction.  Of course if you are heading further north there are many wonderful distilleries to visit on your travels…..

Cheers, or as they say in Scots Gaelic  – slàinte!

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