Search for the Missing Members of "The Friends of the Craigellachie Malt Whisky Club"
The Craigellachie in Speyside is trying to track down missing members of their malt whisky club. The Craigellachie, a 28 bedroom hotel, recently reopened after extensive refurbishment and renovation. Built in 1893 in more recent years the hotel gained a worldwide reputation for its Quaich bar which is due to reopen in August this year. The new Quaich has been moved to what was once the hotel’s drawing room and as with the previous Quaich, the walls will still be lined with whisky in bespoke handcrafted cabinets.
Since the reopening of the hotel, the management team have endeavoured to contact each member of “The Friends of the Craigellachie Malt Whisky Club” however it appears that over time, records haven’t been kept up to date with and some members can’t be traced.
Being a member of the Craigellachie club comes with certain privileges, including your own personal bottle of whisky which is kept in the bar (behind bars) therefore when friends or family are visiting the hotel they can have a dram from your very own bottle – enjoying a warm Highland welcome and the members hospitality. There is also a plaque in the bar, in which the names and countries of the members are engraved.
Kevin Smith, the hotel’s General Manager commented “The Friends of the Craigellachie Malt Whisky Club has members worldwide and over the years as hotel has passed through several different ownerships some of our records are outdated. We’ve been trying to contact all the members of the club to let them know that their bottles of whisky are under lock and key and will be reinstated in the new Quaich bar when it opens in August this year. We’re looking forward to welcoming all the members back to the Quaich”