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London Pubs/Bars??

Postby bond » Wed Mar 28, 2007 2:08 pm

I am off to London for a few days. Any pubs/bars folks out here recommend which are worth a visit?

Some which have some heritage built around them, others with a great collection of beers and whiskies?

Grateful for recommendations.

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Postby r900p » Wed Mar 28, 2007 9:07 pm

London Hilton, Trader Vics!!

Are you also looking for places to buy whisky? if so vinatge house, whisky exchange, royal mile.
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Postby Di Blasi » Thu Mar 29, 2007 1:57 am

And of course, to buy, check out The Whisky Exchange at Vinopolis! Get that Longmorn from the cask, 1990, if they still have it!!!
And the Scotch Malt Whisky Society has a member's room in London now too if you get the chance.
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Postby bond » Thu Mar 29, 2007 7:02 am

I do plan to buy some whisky. Is 700 ml the standard measure that one can buy or are there places where one can hope to pick up 500 ml offerings?
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Postby Di Blasi » Thu Mar 29, 2007 11:51 am

I'm sure you'll find certain 50cl bottlings at some of those great shops if they have been bottled that way. I wonder why you're looking for that size in particular?
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Postby les taylor » Thu Mar 29, 2007 3:52 pm

Macmyra Preludium 03 comes as a 50cl bottle.

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Postby Di Blasi » Thu Mar 29, 2007 7:51 pm

les taylor wrote:Macmyra Preludium 03 comes as a 50cl bottle.

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Yup! Damn, I should've come up with that one Les, great recommendation!! And the :03 is my favorite bottling thus far.
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Postby bond » Fri Mar 30, 2007 6:30 am

Di Blasi wrote:I'm sure you'll find certain 50cl bottlings at some of those great shops if they have been bottled that way. I wonder why you're looking for that size in particular?


Budget constraints!
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Postby martin grant » Fri Mar 30, 2007 9:34 am

The Boisdale in Bishopsgate has got an impressive range of malts behind the bar. Also does pretty good food in the restaurant.
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Postby Deactivated Member » Fri Mar 30, 2007 11:49 am

bond wrote:
Di Blasi wrote:I'm sure you'll find certain 50cl bottlings at some of those great shops if they have been bottled that way. I wonder why you're looking for that size in particular?


Budget constraints!


Won't work--most of the malts bottled in 50cl bottles are quite expensive. It's a case of cut-the-size-but-not-the-price. Better to find full-size bottles within your budget. You may find the occasional half-bottle, but whether you find any such that are of interest to you is another matter--the selection will not be great.
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Heritage establishment

Postby Muskrat Portage » Fri Mar 30, 2007 10:58 pm

Bond:
If you want a structure that's steeped in tradition and history try the Ye Olde Chesire Cheese, http://www.squaremeal.co.uk/restaurants ... view/84362

A fascinating window into the Dickensian past, also one of the original meeting houses, like the Goose and Gridiron, of the Antient Freemasons.

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