Down and dirty or smart and sophisticated, whisky holds no prejudices to where it’s drunk. These London bars, restaurants, and pubs are a case in point.
Soho whisky specialist Milroy’s also has a cellar bar – The Vault – where Scottish whiskies are especially well represented. Those keen to explore other terroirs, like those of Sweden or Australia, are also in good hands.
Mac & Wild
At a Scottish restaurant, where the majority of produce is from Scotland, chances are there’s going to be scotch involved. Mac & Wild’s City restaurant holds whisky tastings every Friday and Saturday with author Blair Bowman, while the bar’s cocktails are also whisky-forward. Try the Foraged Old Fashioned – Monkey Shoulder with pine needle tincture, heather honey, and barrel aged bitters.
The Blues Kitchen
Similarly, The Blues Kitchen hosts live music on the regular. It is, however, a much more casual affair, with deep dirty south vibes where bourbon and rye are the drinks du jour. All three locations – Camden, Brixton and Shoreditch – have a selection of 80+ whiskeys, alongside wings, burgers and the like.Continue Reading