ryguy wrote:chill wrote:Added my choice for anyone in or visiting Boston, Massachusetts. The historic Parker House Hotel also houses the finest whisky bar in the city......The Last Hurrah.
My previous job used to take me to Boston on a regular basis and once I learned of The Last Hurrah, I never stayed in another hotel.
Thanks to a quick search for a whisky bar on my favorite forum (here of course) while traveling through Boston last weekend I had a chance to stop at the Omni Parker House Hotel and check out their bar "The Last Hurrah". It was great! They offered an excellent selection of SM's (50+/-) at a great price as well. They also offered 1/2 oz samples at a reduced price so that you could "sample" many different ones without going broke. The Night Manager on duty was very pleasant to talk to and also very knowledgable.
Good thing I was only stopping in for a nightcap, as it was I left about 11 drams later.
Great place, nice people, if you're in town check it out!
Yes, the origin of the Parker House roll was at this fine old establishment and the Last Hurrah was frequented by many auspicious authors and statesmen, ...and me. I only had to educate the waiter once on serving fine Single Malts. He asked if I wanted my whisky on the "rocks"
... I gently advised him that it would be more appropriate to present it neat with a bit of water on the side. (I controlled my autonomic urge to throttle) There were no problems with ice for the remainder of my visit. I ensured that I tipped well, to drive home the lesson.