​We have a limited number of tables available therefore booking in advance is highly recommended.


The Mash Tun is currently owned and run by Mark & Karen Braidwood, both of whom have a real passion for great food and Scottish malt whisky. This is reflected in the locally sourced and well presented food offered by friendly, helpful and knowledgeable staff. Mark and Head Chef Nick alongside Sous Chef Charlie are passionate about Scottish contemporary cooking, and you will find The Mash Tun Menu a treasure trove of fantastic flavours.

​Enjoy locally sourced food and Scottish whisky, and stay in one of the five whisky themed rooms situated above the bar area.  Comfortable and well appointed, each of our rooms are individual and named after local whisky distilleries.

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Since completing training in nearby Elgin, Mark Braidwood began his career in London as a pastry chef at Harrods.

He remained in the city for many years, gaining experience under the guidance of reputable chefs, such as Greg Brown of the London Capital Club, the exclusive private members club for business professionals, and Andy Turner who supplies the fine dining experience for corporate business entertainment.

​Mark also gained invaluable knowledge working at Brown's Restaurant in Mayfair and finally at Silver Fleet, the celebrated dining cruising fleet on the River Thames, as Operations Manager, where he controlled staff events over a fleet of five sailing venues.  

Mark has catered for many celebrities including Sven-Goran Eriksson and Prince Philip.


Our head chef Nick Davis has worked and travelled extensively through Europe and America, finally settling with his wife and family in Aberlour.

Nick has been part of the kitchen team since day one when Mark and Karen took over the running of The Mash Tun in 2004.  He has greatly influenced the Mash Tun Menu and feels very passionate about producing great quality food using only the finest Scottish ingredients.

On behalf of all our team, we look forward to welcoming you soon to The Mash Tun!


The Mash Tun is home to a wide and varied selection of whiskies, both single malts and blends, predominately from Speyside but also incorporating distilleries from the rest of Scotland. Included in this selection is the exclusive Glenfarclas Family Cask Collection.

The Family Casks are a unique collection of 52 single cask whiskies, with one for each consecutive year from 1952 to 2003. The collection is unique as there is no other known collection of rare and old whiskies that covers 52 consecutive years from the same distillery.

The Mash Tun is home to the largest collection of the Glenfarclas Family Casks in the world that is on display and available to drink by the dram.

Our small team of enthusiastic staff are here to assist and guide you through the collection of whiskies we currently have at the famous Mash Tun Whisky Bar.  Mark and Ryan
 are also available to put together a bespoke tutored whisky tasting.

There is a wide range of whiskies available to suit all tastes and budgets with prices ranging from £3.50 to £1500 per 35ml dram.

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