An ancestor of the hotel owners, Ernest Forsyth, was known almost universally as Toot.
He was a well-respected Rothes figure: as much a part of the whisky industry as he was an important member of the local community.
Toot ran the A. Forsyth and Son copperworks business, later to become Forsyths: a major employer in Rothes that designs and manufactures equipment for the global oil and gas and alcoholic beverage sectors, notably copper stills for the whisky industry.
In the café bar that bears his name, visitors and local residents alike can relax in informal surroundings – complete with a locally hand-crafted, copper sink for adding water to your whisky.
Here you can enjoy a dram or an expertly-prepared barista coffee, as well as bar meals, snacks and delicious desserts.