Ness Walk

Whisky Food Safari Escape

Taste the Scottish Highlands…

With acclaimed food writer Ghillie Basan

The Whisky Food Safari Experience offers an intimate encounter with the country’s finest export: whisky. In the comfort of her Highland home, join internationally acclaimed food writer Ghillie Basan for a journey through some of the region’s finest food and malt pairings. This breath-taking experience does not disappoint!

Relax with two nights in award-winning luxury at Ness Walk paired with a Whisky Food Safari. This is guaranteed to be a highlight of your Highland experience; bringing your taste buds to life and creating ever-lasting memories.

Included in our Whisky Food Safari Offer?

  • Whisky Food Safari Experience for 2 in the Cairngorm Mountains with Ghillie Basan
  • 2 nights’ accommodation in a king or twin Laurel room.
  • A glass of chilled champagne on your arrival.
  • A delicious à la carte breakfast each morning.
  • À La Carte Dinner for two in our Torrish Restaurant.
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An incredible and unique experience that you savour with all your senses… it really is very special.”

Jo Page

Exquisite culinary destination

Weave through the scenic Cairngorm mountains and arrive into the home of Ghillie Basan; with floor-to-ceiling windows and roaring wood-fires, this is the perfect backdrop to a whisky food safari. Explore the flavours of the region, grind spices, mix pastes and build your flavour profiles ahead of sampling a collection of drams. From those distilled next door, to malts from further afield, this experience is a journey through whisky and its flavours.

The whisky food safari was out of this world! … Ghille’s little corner of the world is so beautiful, and the whole experience was something I’d thoroughly recommend”.

Emma Harrison

Two night taste of the Highlands

This exclusive 2-night break includes a chilled glass of champagne on arrival, luxurious accommodation in one of our Laurel Rooms and an à la carte dinner on the first evening. Then, after breakfast you will make your own way into the Cairngorm Mountains for a Whisky Food Safari Experience. Book between 11th October 2023 and 30th April 2024 and enjoy 2 nights inclusive of a Whisky Food Safari from £555 per guest, based on 2 sharing. From 1st May 2024, this experience is available from £785 per guest.

‘Luxury Redefined’

Arrive to Ness Walk, in the heart of the Scottish Highlands for a two night escape. Inverness is surrounded by dramatic glens, stunning lochs and breath-taking vistas. And, we are passionate about delivering exceptionally warm and personalised experiences, connecting you with the incredible land and sea that surrounds us.

From the sumptuous rooms and suites, each with highest level of detailing and named after the trees which stand proud in our grounds. To the celebration of local artisan producers featured on our seasonal menus. Each element of the Ness Walk experience has been curated to offer the very best of the Scottish Highlands. This two night break is no exception, paired with the exceptional Whisky Food Safari from Spirit and Spice.

*Terms and Conditions: Total cost for two nights is £1110 for stays from October to April and from £1570 for stays from 1st May 2024. Prices are based on 2 adults sharing a Laurel room for two nights. This offer is subject to availability and cannot be used in conjunction with any other offers or promotions. Supplements apply for upgraded room types. Travel to the Cairngorms is not included. The booking will not be confirmed until availability is checked with Ghillie Basan. Free cancellation up until 7 days prior to arrival. Cancellations received within 7 days, will be charged in full.

Choose from:

Book October to May - from £555 per guest
Book May 2024 onwards - from £785 per guest
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Meet Ghillie Basan...

Ghillie is your chief host all year round.  An internationally acclaimed writer and broadcaster, she has converted a ruined croft into a home and raised her children there on her own.  With her Cordon Bleu training and university degree in Social Anthropology, Ghillie has travelled extensively to research and write over 40 books on different culinary cultures. She is often dubbed the ‘Original Spice Girl’ in media circles and with her flavour expertise, Ghillie delivers international food pairings for whisky in this wild and beautiful landscape.

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