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Postby Feldrin » Sat Jul 14, 2007 9:55 am

Hmm, haven't been there yet but a quick search reveals they seem to have around 700 whiskies. Oh wait, that was old information, now they have 900.

Right, I need to stop writing while I search and just search and thén write. It seems they've already been nominated as a Great Whisky Bar of the World.

http://www.whiskyproeverijen.nl/images/ ... eworld.JPG


Also, while not as impressive as this one, there's a nice English pub in Leiden called North End . They've got around 200 whiskies, a nice atmosphere and hold some tastings once in a while.

And heck, while you're in the Netherlands and Amsterdam anyway, visit the Ton Overmars and/or Van Zuylen who are both very cheap. And if you're looking for a restaurant to finish all that off I'd recommend Iets Anders. Just browse around their website for a while, the atmosphere is very well done.
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Postby Di Blasi » Sat Jul 14, 2007 11:39 pm

I just bought a few bottles from Van Zuylen, and had them shipped, quick and professional service indeed! Great suggestions for the next time I pass through Holland, thanks!
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Postby martin grant » Wed Aug 08, 2007 11:43 pm

Working down south today, and called into the Fisherman's Retreat in Ramsbottom for lunch. Was recommended here and it was fantastic. Spoke to the owner who said there was more than 500 malts behind the bar. For south of the border this is spectacular. Malts included Ardbeg Mor, a Bruidcladdich first cut valicnh and Bowmore 40 year old. As you may guess they seem to specialise in Islay. As I had the car I stuck to soda and lime, but I will be back!
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Postby jcasazza » Thu Aug 09, 2007 12:10 am

Wow

None Mentioned on Long Island, Ny. I think I might have to open one


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Postby MrAwesome » Sun Aug 12, 2007 5:04 am

Have had very limited success on Long Island-Nassau County. St Andrews in Manhattan has a very good selection, and the food is good too. http://www.standrewsnyc.com for more info.
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Postby jcasazza » Sun Aug 12, 2007 10:21 pm

thanks, looks like a good place to go, may have to try it soon
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Postby Sean » Fri Oct 19, 2007 1:29 pm

The Dazzler wrote:Anyone ever been to Whiskycafe L&B in Amsterdam??? I recently met the proprieter who seemed a very nice chap, he claims to have over 800 whiskies available!!! Looks like a good night out! Never been to Amsterdam, never felt the need but this sort of cafe sounds quite attractive!

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Yes i've been and it's a great place to sample malts that you could never afford a full bottle of and i can vouch that there is well over 800 on offer.

If anyone is in Derbyshire, England, The Hardwick Inn near Chesterfield has 244 on their shelves at the last count.

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Postby Peatlover » Wed Oct 31, 2007 5:39 pm

We just returned from a trip to Scotland which included a visit to Inveraray. Inveraray has two amazing things to offer (other than great scenery, a beautiful castle and friendly residents).....

1) The George Hotel has a magnificent whisky collection in the bar. There are many whiskies behind the bar that are not listed in the whisky menu. The food is excellent too.

2) The hotel is accross the street from the best whisky shop in the world.....Loch Fyne Whiskies.
It was a nice surprise to open our window in the morning to look down on this fine whisky shop!

Our visit to Inveraray was possibly the highlilght of the trip :lol:
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Postby MrIntrepid » Wed Oct 31, 2007 6:21 pm

I am off to South America for a holiday next week, can anyone recommend any bars in either Buenos Aires or Montevideo that are good for whisky :?: I don't want to develop withdrawal symptoms :)
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Postby randall fairbrook » Thu Nov 08, 2007 6:48 am

edinburgh castle in san francisco, a few blocks from van ness down geary...50 or so single malts/.....and wonderful fish and chips wrapped in newspaper-style...
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Postby Di Blasi » Thu Nov 08, 2007 1:39 pm

randall fairbrook wrote:edinburgh castle in san francisco, a few blocks from van ness down geary...50 or so single malts/.....and wonderful fish and chips wrapped in newspaper-style...


That's on my list next time I'm back over, thanks randall fairbrook!
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Re: Great Whisky Bars of the World

Postby malthead » Tue Nov 20, 2007 7:15 pm

My suggestions for great whisky bars would be as follows in the order I remember them in!

The Highlander Inn, Craigellachie
The Mash Tun, Aberlour
The North End, Lieden
Dr Jeyklls, Oslo
Mash Tun, Tokyo
Helmsdale, Tokyo
Highlander Inn, Tokyo
Harbour Inn, Osaka
Bar Peco, Osaka
Bar Augusta, Osaka
Bow Bar, Edinburgh
Potstill, Glasgow
Cask and Barrel, Edinburgh
Akkurat, Stockholm
Bar Fifteen, Tokyo

There is a heap more that I have forgotten!

Oh and my hoose!
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Postby Di Blasi » Wed Nov 21, 2007 12:56 am

Great to see Dr. Jekyll's in Oslo on your list! They're the only bar in the world to have a cask of Highland Park!! Yup, an 11y that was lined with stainless steel, refilled with most of the whisky, or so, and on display and ready for service in the bar. It's an excellent whisky too!! Very very good! And the remainder of the whisky will be bottled soon from what I've been told, and sent over to the Vinmonopolet for us to buy! Looking forward to that!
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Postby Di Blasi » Wed Nov 21, 2007 12:59 am

Oh, and I should mention Dr. Jekyll's has some great people working there! And while in Oslo, do also check out Eik Bar og Vin, (I believe is the full name), which also stocks top whisky, and has top staff too!!
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Postby Di Blasi » Thu Dec 06, 2007 12:51 pm

Looks like a real nice bar there Aidan, would love to visit.
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Postby Aidan » Thu Dec 06, 2007 1:17 pm

I've never been to it myself, but it's a very fameous place. Will have to go up there to have a look. It's in Northern Ireland. I like these kinds of pubs.
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Postby les taylor » Thu Dec 06, 2007 2:39 pm

Aidan I've just watched the video whilst eating my lunch. It was ceratinly a conservation project, it's good to see these places restored to their former glory, personally I'd not want to work on the ceilings. Very well done, thanks for flagging that up.

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Postby pmullin » Fri Dec 07, 2007 1:58 am

I've been lucky enough to visit the Crown while in Belfast on business. Highly recommended if you are in the area. It's the kind of place where you can happily park yourself for an evening.
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Postby Di Blasi » Fri Dec 07, 2007 2:28 am

Sounds and looks like a great place to spend a nice evening.
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Postby Ryguy » Tue Jan 08, 2008 1:45 am

I'm looking for a either a good whisky bar or a great place to buy scotch in Baltimore MD. I'll be staying in the Inner Harbor, so anything close is would be nice. So far I have found the Birds of a Feather Restaurant & Scotch Bar which looks very interesting. Any other recommendations would be great, thanks.
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Postby hook55 » Wed Jan 23, 2008 9:50 am

I friend has told me about a bar called Highlander in Singapore, he said they have over 2000 whiskies in stock! :shock: Thats one place I have to go myself to check it out. :thumbsup: :P
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Postby woodhill » Wed Jan 23, 2008 10:30 am

http://www.highlanderasia.com/

Their website quotes "choose from over 200 whiskies"

athough 2000 might have warranted a flight over :P

Website rather slow!
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Postby hook55 » Fri Jan 25, 2008 10:06 am

Just to let you know guys Highlander in Singapore have 210 selections available found it out on http://www.singlemalt.tv

thought 2000 was too good to be true :o

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Postby mathews » Sat Jan 26, 2008 6:16 am

I am going to Chicago next weekend and wondered if someone could suggest a decent whiskey bar. Thanks!
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Postby Deactivated Member » Sat Feb 16, 2008 9:10 pm

Hmm, so far the Pot Still is about the only bar mentioned in Glasgow yet there is The Ben Nevis, The Lismore, and of course Uisge Beatha - The Ben Nevis and Uisge both do a malt(s) of the month.
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Postby martin grant » Mon Feb 18, 2008 9:06 pm

butephoto wrote:Hmm, so far the Pot Still is about the only bar mentioned in Glasgow yet there is The Ben Nevis, The Lismore, and of course Uisge Beatha - The Ben Nevis and Uisge both do a malt(s) of the month.


Lismore also run a malt of the month. Great pub!
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Postby Deactivated Member » Mon Feb 18, 2008 9:18 pm

martin grant wrote:
butephoto wrote:Hmm, so far the Pot Still is about the only bar mentioned in Glasgow yet there is The Ben Nevis, The Lismore, and of course Uisge Beatha - The Ben Nevis and Uisge both do a malt(s) of the month.


Lismore also run a malt of the month. Great pub!


Thanks for that. I wasn't too sure about The Lismore and so didn't add it to that list of MOTM. Now I know!

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Postby woodhill » Mon Feb 18, 2008 9:25 pm

Anyone know anywhere good around Bournemoth Dorset. Ill be there this weekend.
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Postby Di Blasi » Mon Feb 18, 2008 10:37 pm

butephoto wrote:Hmm, so far the Pot Still is about the only bar mentioned in Glasgow yet there is The Ben Nevis, The Lismore, and of course Uisge Beatha - The Ben Nevis and Uisge both do a malt(s) of the month.

Also in Glasgow there's that old converted church that has concerts, cool place, I forgot what it's called, maybe you've mentioned it here already. And another I don't remember the name of that had a whisky of the week that was very affordable, in a ship-like/sailor atmosphere, a few bars throughout, and seemed like a mostly local crowd.
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Postby Ganga » Mon Feb 18, 2008 10:39 pm

I didn't notice mention of it but one of the better bars in northern California has closed its doors. Patterson's in Sausolito is no more. :cry:
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Postby les taylor » Mon Feb 18, 2008 10:41 pm

woodhill wrote:Anyone know anywhere good around Bournemoth Dorset. Ill be there this weekend.



Sorry J I don't know any whisky bars. But there is a Harry Ramsdens at West Cliff. And the queues for the ice creams and the deck chairs shouldn't be too bad this weekend. :wink:
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Postby martin grant » Mon Feb 18, 2008 10:44 pm

Di Blasi wrote:Also in Glasgow there's that old converted church that has concerts, cool place, I forgot what it's called, maybe you've mentioned it here already. And another I don't remember the name of that had a whisky of the week that was very affordable, in a ship-like/sailor atmosphere, a few bars throughout, and seemed like a mostly local crowd.


The old church place will be Oran Mor on the corner of Great Western Road. Another great Glasgow pub, with a huge range of malts behind the bar
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Postby Ryguy » Mon Feb 18, 2008 11:00 pm

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) :lol: 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. :smoke:

Great place, nice people, if you're in town check it out!
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Postby Di Blasi » Mon Feb 18, 2008 11:28 pm

Ganga wrote:I didn't notice mention of it but one of the better bars in northern California has closed its doors. Patterson's in Sausolito is no more. :cry:

Sad news Ganga, really too bad.
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