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Dram good idea to bring whisky to your door

By Matt MacPherson

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Pick a dram – The Malt Room will soon be offering delivery by the dram. Picture: Callum Mackay/HNM
Pick a dram – The Malt Room will soon be offering delivery by the dram. Picture: Callum Mackay/HNM

Most whisky fans would agree that there is something very satisfying about walking into a bar that has a glowing gantry packed with unusual and intriguing bottles.

When The Malt Room closed for lockdown, we decided the most sensible thing to do was to remove all our stock and store it off-site. Seeing hundreds of open bottles of whisky, each with there own story to be told, locked inside a plastic container feels very soulless.

For good reason, we can’t open the bar – but that doesn’t mean we can’t open the box.

It’s with genuine excitement I can say that “Drams Delivered” is now up at running on The Malt Room’s website. The concept is simple – instead of spending £30 in the supermarket on a standard bottle of whisky you can support local and choose from over 200 whiskies and order by the dram, it’s like a pic’n’mix for grown-ups! The prices have been discounted from the bar and we are offering free delivery for every order.

There is a real variety of whisky including some legendary distilleries such as Brora, Port Ellen, Springbank, Ardbeg and Yamazaki. There are a lot of rare and expensive bottles that collectors will understandably never open due to their value. However, through the bar we’ve opened these bottles and between us can enjoy tasting a dram that would normally be out of reach.

I would just like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has been supporting The Malt Room. We’ve been running Whisky & Doughnut tasting with Perk Coffee & Doughnuts and they have been extremely well received – the next one is on July 1 and tickets are also available on the website.

We have also received lots of lovely messages from our regulars that are greatly appreciated. Please continue to stay safe and we can’t wait to share a dram with you soon!


  • Matt MacPherson is the owner and founder of The Malt Room in Inverness.

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