Nominate your favourite whisky bar or distillery

Whisky Bar of the Year 2019 Gold winner was Dornoch Castle Hotel Pictured is Colin Thompson, Dornoch Castle Hotel receiving his prize from Diane McRae.

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To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Scottish Field Whisky Challenge, the nominations process is now open to the public for the Whisky Bar of the Year 2020 and the Distillery Visitor Experience of the Year 2020.

Do you know the finest whisky bars in Scotland? Have you had a fantastic distillery tour? We’re asking whisky fans to nominate their favourite whisky bar or distillery visit

Members of the public can nominate their top bar or distillery by emailing The deadline to nominate is January 31, 2020.

The Scottish Field Whisky Challenge is also looking for Reader Judges to join the panel for the Readers Whisky Challenge 2020. Whisky fans can email to apply by writing a short paragraph about why they love whisky.

The winning Whisky Bar of the Year 2020 and Distillery Visitor Experience of the Year 2020 will be judged by Scottish Field magazine’s professional panel of Whisky Judges and announced at the glittering Whisky Awards Lunch in autumn 2020.

The whisky challenge is open to all the whisky distilleries in Scotland, which are invited to send in any new expressions or old favourites to take part in the challenges.