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London’s Top Whisky Bars

London is just the right place for Whisky lovers. With an array of great bars, the British capital offers everything from a cosy, dim-lit Whisky pub to sophisticated upper class establishments. As Scotland is just round the corner, London offers a stunning amount of exclusive vintages and knowledge. In this city, every connoisseur’s wishes come true. Here are some of the most recommended Whisky bars, true gentlemen will love.

Slim Jims Liquor Store
The interior of this welcoming bar is inspired by the typical style of L.A., the first of it’s kind in Great Britain. Dim, red shimmering neon-lighting, a great décor and a central bar with high diner-style barstools create an elegant atmosphere. But the most impressive feature is the abundant choice of excellent drinks. Slim Jims Liquor Store is located in Islington and open Monday to Sunday between 2pm and 3am. On Thursdays and Sundays they host live music acts playing suitable tunes for this stylish surroundings.

St Pancras Grand Whisky Bar
This elegant bar offers the ideal opportunity to enjoy a classic glass of whisky before taking the train or tube at King’s Cross station. Located in this central London neighbourhood, the St Pancras Grand Whisky Bar is popular for it’s cosy and welcoming atmosphere and it’s grand selection of magnificent malts and single malts. For those gentlemen who are accompanied by a lady who is not too keen on whisky, there is an excellent choice of cocktails as well. On Sunday afternoons live jazz is played to entertain the guests.

Macdonald Bar
This traditional and sophisticated bar in Westminster boosts an incredible range of over 140 single malts. Come and enjoy the finest brands and choose from an excellent collection of Cuban cigars to go with your glass of the golden treat of your choice. For everyone with an appetite there are snacks at the bar as well as a stunning a la carte menu in the adjacent restaurant. Live music is offered every night. The bar is particularly lively on weekends whereas the ambience is rather quiet and intimate during the week.

The Toucan
This Irish themed pub on Carlisle Street in the trendy London neighbourhood Soho pampers it’s guests with the city’s biggest range of Irish whiskies. Come in and relax in these inviting and intimate surroundings and sit back with a glass of whisky or traditional Guinness. Sport enthusiasts don’t have to be worried about missing their favourite match as there are screens showing all the important live sporting events. The bar offers a small but satisfying menu. Closed on Sundays.

Boisdale of Canary Wharf
This bar boosts an exceptional long back-lit bar with over 500 different bottles of Scotland’s finest whiskeys. The range offered also includes classic brands from Japan, Wales, America and Ireland. Other highlights are a huge outdoor terrace for smokers, an elegant cigar room and specially themed, excellent menus. They regularly host some of the world’s greatest musicians mainly playing blues, soul and jazz music. Bookings are essential from Wednesday to Friday. Open every day until midnight, closes on Sundays.
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