Mackays Hotel

Mackays Hotel

Luxury Hotel Accommodation in the centre of Wick, Caithness

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Mackays’ Supplier Series: Ice and Fire Gin Distillery

Ice and Fire Gin Distillery was born from the Scottish Highlands, as a way for farmers to support their crofting lifestyle (small scale food production unique to Scotland). Local water and botanicals are used in the distilling process, just one way the farmers’ background and heritage are instilled … Read more…

Hidden spots in the North of Scotland

Sometimes, the most memorable parts of a holiday are places off the beaten track, after you’ve read the map wrong and stumbled across a hidden gem. If you don’t fancy getting lost in the Highlands, we’ve put together a few undiscovered spots near us. But don’t tell anyone … Read more…

See a different side of the North Coast

Here in Wick, we’re lucky to be so close to the sea. The coast is the perfect place to spot wildlife and breath-taking scenery, and a lot of our favourite attractions overlook the sea too! Wick harbour also allows visitors a unique experience – enjoying the water around … Read more…

Mackays’ Malts: October Edition

This month we are shining a spotlight on another favourite Scotch Whisky – Scapa Skiren. The name is inspired by the Old Norse word for “glittering bright skies”, and the bottle is definitely a shining addition to Mackays Bar. Scapa is run by 5 artisans, and artisans they … Read more…

Mackays’ Supplier Series: Old Pulteney Distillery

Old Pulteney Distillery is just a stone’s throw from Mackays hotel, which makes us even more proud to have their famous malt whisky sitting on our bar shelf. Our favourite, the 12-year-old, has an intense aroma with a hint of sea air. A taste of the sweet, spicy … Read more…

Autumn in the North of Scotland

Autumn is a beautiful season in the Highlands, so if you’re thinking about planning a trip there’s no need to wait! We’ve compiled a few of the best things about the North of Scotland this time of year: Autumn walks The days may be getting shorter but that … Read more…

Christmas at Mackays Hotel

Can you hear the sleigh bells ringing? Probably not yet, but it’s never too early to start thinking about the most important meal of the year – the Christmas roast! If those words bring panicked visions of basting a turkey, slaving away in the kitchen all morning and … Read more…

Mackays’ Malts: September Edition

We’ve chosen a special Scotch whisky for September’s Malt of the Month – Glen Scotia Double Cask! Glen Scotia is a classic Campbeltown malt, an area which at one point called itself the “whisky capital of the world”. Now only 3 distilleries remain in the area so Glen … Read more…

Visit Taste North 2019 and stay at Mackays

Food lovers – it’s that time of year again, Taste North is coming to Caithness! On Sunday 6th October, John O’Groats will be packed with visitors looking for a taste of North Scotland, new recipe ideas from top chefs, and lots of free samples of course! There’s going … Read more…

Mackays’ Supplier Series: Reid’s Bakery

There’s not much more Scottish than a good shortbread biscuit, and at Mackays Hotel you get the best Scotland has to offer. You’ll find some Reid’s bakery biscuits waiting for you in your room, but we can assure you they won’t stick around for long! That’s because Reid’s … Read more…

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