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The Carnegie Whisky Cellars

Closed Now: 10:00 - 18:00
Open today: 10:00 - 18:00
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Excellent Whisky Shop - Knowledgeable Staff

Next door to the excellent Dornoch Castle Hotel which features its own Whiskey Bar who recommend a... read more

Reviewed 15 August 2018
Port Douglas, Australia
blind tasting was good value and fun

These guys really know their stuff. Very personable and helpful. We will make sure we put a visit... read more

Reviewed 23 July 2018
Naples, Florida
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The Carnegie Whisky Cellars and Tasting Vault is among the Highland's finest, bespoke whisky shops. Now open in the new Carnegie Courthouse in the historic Royal Burgh of Dornoch. The Carnegie Whisky Cellars hold an extensive selection of whiskies...more
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The Carnegie Courthouse, Castle Street, Dornoch IV25 3DF, Scotland
+44 1862 811791
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely shop in an iconic building. A huge range of whiskys line the walls and are for sale. Not cheap, but will cater for every whisky connoisseur.

Thank BobandJosie
Reviewed 15 August 2018

Next door to the excellent Dornoch Castle Hotel which features its own Whiskey Bar who recommend a trip next door to this place which is excellent - a very wide range of whiskey from around the world and staff have top level knowledge of the...More

Thank mdm1972
Reviewed 23 July 2018

These guys really know their stuff. Very personable and helpful. We will make sure we put a visit to them on our schedule every year we come back to Dornoch.

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Reviewed 14 July 2018 via mobile

I went in determined not to buy any whisky. I bought some. The staff are very friendly and knowledgeable as well as helpful. The range of whisky is excellent and it can be recommended for those new to whisky or to collectors.

Thank Dannykimweed
Reviewed 26 June 2018 via mobile

Fantastic addition to dornoch. Very traditional decor and whisky tasting room. Vast selection of whiskers and other spirits and friendly knowledgeable staff

Thank Highlander197
Reviewed 12 June 2018 via mobile

Visited the Whisky Cellars, on a recent vist to Dornoch, great selection of whisky's, and very happy with my purchase, will look forward to a return visit.

Thank Ann281
Reviewed 2 June 2018

I had the good fortune to book a 90 min master class whisky experience at the Carnegie whisky cellar. Well this was worth every penny. Michael the host was very knowledgeable and gave us( me and two fellow scousers who just happened to be tasting...More

Thank kenwrightb60
Reviewed 20 April 2018

I have been to a few whisky tastings and this was up there with the best. Michael was excellent. Fiona and Graham

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Reviewed 8 March 2018 via mobile

To mix my drinks, “if Carlsberg did whisky tastings.....!”. Session hosted by Michael was insightful, interesting and entertaining in equal measure .....and the measures were generous and excellently selected. I enjoyed it so much that I went back for more 3 days later!!!. If you...More

Thank Dwrs
Reviewed 7 February 2018 via mobile

I Really enjoyed my time in the carnagie whisky cellar, I got loads of Information about whiskys and distillerys from the wonderful lorna who's knowledge is second to none and most importantly I got to try some excellent wee drams, I'd highly recommend popping in...More

Thank Richie A
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