5 Seriously Suave Bars To Sip Your Whisky In Style

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Fine whiskies deserve fine venues, naturally.

You may think that whisky is best enjoyed by the fireside of your Scottish castle, on a chilly winter’s night. Sure, it’s nice if you can get it, but we’ve got a better (and infinitely more feasible) idea. Whisky loves company, and there’s no finer place to enjoy it than at one of the best whisky bars in London. Grab your pals and head to one of these suave spots for a classy evening drink!

1. The House of Whisky

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For an adventure through whisky, this place has to be your destination. Inside legendary member’s club TRAMP on July 20th, the House of Whisky welcomes you for an evening of whisky, for a celebration that’s perfect for novices and veterans alike. Superb whiskies await you here, including tasters from Singleton and Haig Club, and you can enjoy them with a delicious three-course meal or as part of a guided tasting, during which you’ll learn from the experts. Meanwhile, live music and DJs will get you up and dancing until 3am. You’d be daft to miss out, so pick up a ticket here to get your invite to the House of Whisky.

2. Black Rock

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A bar dedicated to whisky, and nothing but whisky. Our idea of heaven! Black Rock stocks over 250 different whiskies, but it’s the centrepiece which draws the eye. The carved oak table at the heart of the bar stores Black Rock’s whisky cocktails, which continue to age in oak-lined vessels. These intriguing cocktails get even more tasty over time, so turn on the tap and sample these wonderful creations. We’d recommend Balance, a curious concoction of Cardhu and elderflower hydrosol.

3. Annabel’s

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Annabel’s is a member’s club, so you’ll need to have friends in high places to get in (or stump up the money to join the club). Once inside, you’ll find a sumptuously decorated space, and a whisky list that’s the envy of many a bar. Our advice is to check out their selection of Talisker single malts, which include a rare 35-year old that’s sure to be special.

4. Scarfes Bar

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A range of inventive and highly playful cocktails are the top draw at Scarfe’s, where witty irreverence is the order of the day. Cocktails here are inspired by celebrities, and given a charming illustration to match. Our pick is the Macca-iato, a tribute to Sir Paul McCartney created with Johnnie Walker Black and flavours of pecan, plum, and coffee.

5. The American Bar

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The Savoy’s legendary bar has won accolades as the best in the world, and quite rightly. The cocktails are divine, and the artwork is picture perfect, too: twenty black and white photographs adorn the walls, each a celebrity portrait taken by legendary British photographer Terry O’Neill. Whilst you practice looking dashing in this storied venue, you’d best make use of their rare whiskies selection, which features exemplary limited-edition whiskies from Johnnie Walker and Talisker, amongst others.

Tickets to the House of Whisky are selling fast – grab yours before it’s too late!

This post was sponsored by Diageo. Please drink responsibly.

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