Killiecrankie House, a restaurant and rooms in Cairngorms National Park, is shaking up Scotland’s bar scene after luring “drinks ambassador and cocktail shaker extraordinaire” Hamish Bremner from London to head up its bar.

Scot Hamish, who led the bar at the UK capital’s two Michelin-starred Clove Club, oversees the drinks list and service, manages new and existing supplier relationships, and co-ordinates staff training.

Prior to The Clove Club, Hamish was head bartender at Spring at Somerset House, under Michelin-starred chef Skye Gyngell, and senior bartender at the Mark Hix Group.

Drinks are taken very seriously at Killiecrankie House with near equal weighting as the food. While co-owner and sommelier Matilda Tsappis has curated a combination of the classics and “off the beaten track” wines, Hamish will likewise be looking to bring the venue’s exploratory spirit to the fore with the bar programme.

Hamish said: “I’ve loved working in London but I’m making the move up to Scotland because Killiecrankie House is really rather special.

“I’m looking forward to a new challenge, new team and familiarising myself with some of the wonderful local drink producers and suppliers, as well as working with the interesting plants and herbs that can be grown or foraged in this stunning area.”

Since it opened last year, Killiecrankie House has established a reputation as a fine-dining Highland bolthole, gaining an entry into the 2022 Michelin Guide.