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The Best Whisky Bars in London

16 May 2019 | Kaysha Woollery

Whether you like your whisky Irish, American, Scotch, on the rocks, or you just like whisky full stop, London's food and drink scene will sort you out with some tempting tipple right to your taste. We've rounded up London's best whisky bars.


Milroy's


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Milroy’s started off as a humble wine shop in Greek Street. Soon after Scottish single malts stormed the UK market, its founder Jack Milroy began stocking the largest whisky selection in London, with the prime minister being a regular customer. Today, with an established cellar and whisky bar, their passionate and knowledgeable staff can help you choose the perfect dram or gift with a tasting session. Their whiskies travel across the globe in over 200 varieties (including Milroy’s own bottled range), from Scotland, to Japan, Sweden and Oz.
 
Milroy's, 3 Greek St, Soho W1D 4NX
 

Scotch Malt Whiskey Society


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The Scotch Malt Whiskey Society is a club connecting like-minded whisky lovers founded by a group of friends in 1983. The members have since been buying and sharing their discoveries, establishing their selection of single cask whiskies as the widest in the world. To ensure that their fine selection remains in safe hands and palates, each whisky must win the approval of the Tasting Panel, before earning the classic society green bottle. Plus, with no chill filtration or interference whatsoever, all the whiskies are bottled at cask strength, allowing you to enjoy every dram as if straight from the barrel.
 
The Scotch Malt Whiskey Society, 19 Greville St, Farringdon EC1N 8SQ
 

Salt Whisky Bar & Dining Room

One of London’s more revered whisky bars, Salt boasts over 180 premium gems from around the globe. You can push the boat out with their selection of Indian, Japanese, and Taiwanese whiskies, all available to pair with a fruity shisha menu on their elegant patio. If you’re looking to explore the world with your taste buds, their specialised whisky tastings take you through Kentucky and Tennessee via their Bourbons, or on an international adventure with their eclectic world mix.
 
Salt Whisky Bar & Dining Room, 82 Seymour St, Marble Arch W2 2JB
 

Cadenhead’s Whisky Shop & Tasting Room


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If you’re looking for a whisky icon, go no further than Scotland’s oldest independent bottler. Cadenhead's selection goes way beyond their main Scottish room, presenting a world of whisky that includes their international range, single cask range, commercial bottling’s, and a rum range for those who fancy enjoying something a little different in one of their two tasting rooms.
 
Cadenhead’s Whisky Shop & Tasting Room, 26 Chiltern St, Marylebone W1U 7QF
 
Mac & Wild
Mac & Wild experiences provide the ultimate whisky education. Budding students (/drinkers) can learn everything there is to know about the culture surrounding whisky, from whisky distillery tours to whisky and chocolate tastings, beer pairings, foraging days, haggis masterclasses and their gun room sessions. With one location in Fitzrovia and another in Devonshire Square, you have double the opportunity to mix and match their impressive collection with their pre-selected whisky flights.
 
Mac & Wild, 65 Great Titchfield St, Fitrovia W1W 7PS and 9A Devonshire Square, Liverpool Street EC2M 4YN
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