Introducing the Whisky and Wellness all Inclusive Retreat
A Scottish retreat like no other, set in the spectacular Speyside countryside, an area of stunning natural beauty and rich in whisky history. This unique offering will combine whisky education and tutored tastings, bespoke culinary experiences using locally sourced ingredients prepared by a private chef, holistic therapies such as sound healing, massage and meditation, plus restorative yoga and more!
Intrigued? Read on.....
This is a 3 night/4 day one of a kind ALL-INCLUSIVE experience designed for the traveller looking for something truly unique. With limited places available, this intimate retreat has been tailored to ensure you enjoy all that life has to offer.
3 nights en-suite accommodation at the stunning Craigellachie Lodge.
4 days of whisky knowledge and relaxing therapies including a distillery tour, gentle yoga, sound baths, meditation, massage, BBQ, silent disco and a 3-course whisky dinner.
Transportation around Speyside.
Expert hosts from the whisky, yoga, holistic and culinary world.
All meals and a £50 bar tab at the Craigellachie Lodge.
Retreat Goody bag
Day 1 - June 17th
Upon arrival you will be welcomed by your hosts and given time to settle into the lodge.
After you have unpacked and made yourself comfortable in your deluxe en-suite room it will be time to meet your hosts and other members of the group over some hors d'oeuvres and a welcome cocktail. After this, dinner will be served family style in the large dining room where you can get to know each other. Following dinner there is an optional walk (10 minutes) down to the famous Highlander Inn to mingle with the locals and get to know your surroundings.
Day 2 - June 18th
You'll start the day on the outdoor deck (weather permitting) with a morning session of gentle yoga & sound meditation. You'll then enjoy a delicious continental breakfast and hot options made to order.
For those wanting to continue at a more chilled out pace then you can join therapist, Jo and yoga instructor, Claire for a mindful walk down the beautiful Speyside way. For those looking to advance their whisky knowledge then you can join whisky expert, Mitch for a tour at a local distillery. Both options will come with a luxury packed lunch. Upon return to the Craigellachie Lodge it is your time to relax or venture out to do your own thing. In the early evening, enjoy a cocktail at the bar followed by a 3-course whisky dinner lovingly prepared using locally sourced ingredients by talented chef, Emma. Each course will be paired with a Scotch single malt whisky, all chosen by expert Mitch.
After dinner you can choose to retire after a full-on day or enjoy another couple of drams or cocktails at the lodge's fully licensed bar.
Day 3 - June 19th
Wake up to a beautiful reiki and yoga session with Claire and Jo followed by a continental breakfast and hot options. Then the morning activity is up to you! Depending on how energetic you're feeling, choose to hike local munro 'Benrinnes' where you can see 8 distilleries from the summit and have a wee dram with Mitch at the top. Or enjoy some chilled out time with a wellness workshop with Jo and Claire. Lunch will be included in both these options.
It's then back to the Lodge for some free time in the afternoon followed by an outdoor BBQ and silent disco to dance the night away!
Day 4 - June 20th
A perfect start to the day with an energising yoga session, meditation with sound healing and gratitude circle. Followed by a continental breakfast and energy boosting juices, you'll then head back to your room to pack up and depart.
Meet Your Hosts
Mitch Bechard - The Whisky Guy
Brush up on your whisky knowledge with expert Mitch Whisky Ambassador for 15 years, Keeper of the Quaich and whisky geek who will entertain you for the weekend with whisky tales and dad jokes.
Clare Martin - The Yogi
The wonderful Clare is also an Ayurveda Health Coach and Musician. She teaches welcoming & enriching yoga classes to empower her students to experience this transformation for themselves. Her teaching style is warming, fluid & creative, infused with inspiration from nature, seasonal rhythms and the elements. Her soothing & kind voice will encourage you to connect with your body & surrender into relaxation.
Joanne Bechard - The Holistic Therapist
Married to Mitch for 20 years, Jo needed to learn how to cope with Mitch's never-ending enthusiasm and extroverted nature. And so she trained in Holistic Therapies including reiki, sound healing and massage in the hope that it would rub off on Mitch! Jo is a talented and kind healer, with an ability to help you feel calm, peaceful and relaxed.
Emma Hanley - The Chef Extraordinaire
Hailing from New Zealand, and working with some of the best chefs in the business including renowned chef Andrew McConnell of Supernormal in Melbourne, Australia, Emma is both talented and creative. Currently Head Chef at 'Tattu', one of Edinburgh's top dining establishments, Emma will create a truly delicious culinary experience combining her love of Asian and Scottish culture.