Perisher

The Commanding Officers Qualifying Course (COQC) for submarine commanders dating from the the First World War was relocated from Port Bannatyne on the Isle of Bute in 1975 to yes, our very own Douglas Hotel here in Brodick on the Isle of Arran, the course was renamed as ‘Perisher’.

Insight to Arran and the Clyde during WW2 can be found in Colin Turbett’s book Witness To War.

The Douglas Hotel ceased hosting the course in 1995 where it moved onto Faslane, but in recognition of the many brilliant people involved we thought it only fitting to commemorate by creating the Perisher cocktail;

Morgan Spiced, Blue Caracao, Cranberry, Sweet and Sour with Cherry Syrup are blended then poured over crushed ice into a whisky tumbler and garnished with a cherry.

Failure to complete the course was met with an instant return to service, failure to finish the cocktail is met with an early night (or day).

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2019 Prestige Hotel Awards - Winner - Best Couples Hotel
2018 Prestige Hotel Awards - Winner - Best Boutique Hotel
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2016 Scottish Thistle Awards - Regional Winner - Most Hospitable Hotel Central South West
2016 Scottish Hotel Awards - Food and Beverage Manager of the Year 2016
2015 Scottish Hotel Awards - Receptionist of the Year 2015
2014 Scottish Hotel Awards - Regional Winner of best Boutique Hotel
2013 Scottish Hotel Awards - Boutique Hotel of the Year & Good Food Award
2012 Scottish Hotel Awards - New Hotel of the Year
2012 Scottish Hotel Awards - Bedroom Design Award
2012 Scottish Hotel Awards - Gold Laurel, Outstanding Achievement for Restoration