Roses are red, violets are blue,

Visit The Malt Whisky Trail,

For a romantic dram…or two!

It’s that time of year again when the roses bloom and declarations of affection are proclaimed; that’s right, love is well and truly in the air for Valentine’s Day! 


If you’re looking for a last minute romantic day out this weekend, The Malt Whisky Trail is here to play cupid – we’ve created a list of romantic restaurants along the trail for you and a loved one to enjoy. So why not book a table and raise a dram to the water of life (and love!). 


Situated in the heart of Findhorn and near our BenRomach Distillery, the first spot we come to is the Kimberley Inn. Offering an eclectic range of seafood dishes and local craft gins, this is the perfect spot to ask that special person to o-fish-ally be your Valentine. Dine by the cosy open fire and afterwards, why not walk off your meal on the majestic Findhorn beach?


Along  the coast we reach The Bothy, located in the beautiful town of Burghead. With its sea-side setting and mouth watering Valentine’s Day menu, this is a must-stop spot for you and your loved one. Warm, snug, and a comfort from the February chilled winds, it’s easy to get loved up in a cosy corner of this restaurant. It’s proximity to our Glen Moray distillery also means that a Valentine’s Day dram is only a stone’s throw away. 

Heading slightly inland from the Buckie coast we reach the hidden gem that is the DeskFord Garden Galleries. Secluded from popular tourist routes, this concealed romantic cafe consists of homemade traybakes, cakes, and coffees for you and your loved one to indulge in. The cakes are guaranteed to make your heart melt and afterwards, why not head to our Strathisla Distillery to keep the Valentine’s Day spirit alive? 

Concluding our list is the infamous CopperDog, located in The Craigellachie Hotel. Offering the perfect dinner for two and a Valentine’s Day menu that will make your heart flutter, this fire-lit setting will ensure that your romantic evening gets off to a good start. You can even finish the evening with a sunset walk along the River Spey.


So, try out your best pick up line, dust off your best date outfit and make this Valentine’s Day count with an experience at one of our romantic restaurants along The Malt Whisky Trail!