The Highland Home of The Scottish Gin Society

The Old Minister’s House, built in 1895 is a very special place to stay in the heart of the Cairngorms. This is more than a 5 star guest house, it is a home from home and a very difficult place to leave.

It boasts five sumptuous bedrooms that are beautifully decorated with Moon fabrics, and guests will be delighted with such individual and thoughtful extras in each room. I could wax lyrical about the comfort and luxury of the rooms, the breathtaking views, warm welcome… not to mention the tastiest breakfast ever.  However, the thing that really sets The Old Ministers House apart is the spectacular range of Scottish gin on offer.


Lorraine and Stephen want to share their passion for Scottish gin with their guests in the Highland home of the Scottish Gin Society, so starting in the new year they are launching exclusive Gin Lovers Weekends.

Gin lovers will arrive on a Friday to a friendly welcome and an introduction to Scottish gin and gin tasting, served with a divine tapas-style meal. On the Saturday, after a locally sourced Scottish breakfast you can fully immerse yourself in a tour to a local distillery; followed by a 5 course meal and more wonderful Scottish gin. On the Sunday, late check-outs are available after another scrumptious breakfast. This is truly a wonderful way to spend a weekend.

What’s more you will be in the heart of the Cairngorms, to walk off some of that amazing food and gin. There are great transport links: it only takes 3 hours’ to Aviemore on the train from Edinburgh and Glasgow, and the transfer time is about 5 minutes from the station, but you will wish it was longer as the scenery is stunning.

Oh, did I mention the views from The Old Minister’s House? They really are pretty spectacular, and right now I wish I was sitting there looking at them, listening to the river with a large g&t.

More details of the gin lover’s weekends will be availble on this site soon, including details of how to book.

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