Whilst the Forest of Dean is not renowned for whisky, it is surprising how many people enjoy a glass or two of an evening. We both love the variety and range of whiskys that can now be found, and in particular enjoy regular sourcing trips to Scotland.


Examples of what you might come across lurking in our Apothecary’s Cabinet which may now contain fluids which do you more good than anything which has been stored in it before include:

  • Dalwhinnie 15 year old – the first distillery we came across in the Spey region when we were driving up the A9 and proved to be one of our absolute favourites.

  • Pretty much anything from Islay – we do love our peaty whiskys, with Ardbeg and Laphroaig coming pretty near the top of the list. However, we also appreciate the new boy on the block, Kilchoman, and some of the more unusual bottling from Bruichladdich.

  • Glenmorangie – a beautiful distillery producing stunning whisky (in our opinion), and you might find a Lasanta 12 year old on the shelf.

  • Our rooms are named after two Isle of Mull whiskys – Tobermory and Ledaig and these are likely to be available.

  • We don’t focus purely on Scotland though, and may have an offering from The English Whisky Company, the Penderyn distillery in Wales which is only about 90 minutes away from us and which also distils gin and vodka, or Armorik which is distilled in Brittany.


Whatever your taste in whisky, and assuming that you actually like whisky, we would hope to be able to find something that you would like and that you haven’t tasted before – unless you are a real aficionado in which case we would be delighted to learn more from you. If you don’t think you like whisky, we may just be able to find something to change your mind.