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Malt-shops in London

Postby Xavier » Wed Jun 02, 2004 10:23 am

Hi all,

I'll cross the Channel within a few weeks and will be spending one day in London. I'd like to visit some whisky shops or other whisky related places. Any suggestions ?

Thanks
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Postby Matt2 » Wed Jun 02, 2004 11:03 am

Royal Mile Whiskies (London)
3 Bloomsbury Street
London. WC1B 3QE
Tel: 020 7436 4763

THE WHISKY EXCHANGE
Unit 35, Waterside Trading Centre
Trumpers Way, Hanwell
London. W7 2QD
Tel: 0208 606 9388

Cadenhead's Covent Garden Whisky Shop
3 Russell Street
London. WC2B 5JD
Tel: 020 7379 4640

Berry Bros & Rudd
3 St James Street.
London. SW1
Tel: 020 7396 9600

Milroys of Soho
3 Greek Street
London. W1V 6NX
Tel: 020 7437 2385

World of Whiskies
Terminal 1,2,3,4 Heathrow Airport
+ Gatwick Airport North
+ Stansted Airport

Oddbins
All over the place.

I hope this helps a little :)
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Postby lexkraai » Wed Jun 02, 2004 11:37 am

One to add to your list, Matt:

Vintage House in Old Compton Street (just around the corner from Milroys).


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Postby Matt2 » Wed Jun 02, 2004 12:50 pm

I've just noticed that whisky shops in London seem to like the number 3. :?
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Postby lexkraai » Wed Jun 02, 2004 12:53 pm

Vintage House doesn't: it's at number 42 .....
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Postby Jeroen Kloppenburg » Wed Jun 02, 2004 2:10 pm

Guess what number there is between 2 and 4 ...


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Postby Xavier » Thu Jun 03, 2004 8:38 am

Thanks Lex and Matt. Looks like I'll have to spend a whole week visiting whisky shops in London :lol: but I only have one day :cry: . Can you highly recommend some of those ? I know Oddbins (Glasgow) and won't make it to the airport (since we take the train).

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Postby lexkraai » Thu Jun 03, 2004 8:43 am

Xavier, it depends of course on what you're looking for.

If I were in your situation and had one day, I think I would go to the Whisky Exchange and to Soho (Milroys + Vintage House; they're 5 minutes walk apart). That will leave you plenty of time to browse around at leisure and still see quite a lot of different whiskies.

Have fun and say hi to Sukhinder if you go to WE!
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Malt shops in London : folluw-up...

Postby Xavier » Mon Sep 27, 2004 10:21 am

Hi Matt and Lex,

Well, under the motto "better late than never", here's a brief summary of the day I (finally) spent in London. And an interesting day it was ! Like you suggested, I went to Sukhinders Whisky Exchange (he says hello to you, Lex). A very kind person and his Unit 35 is a real treasury island. In the afternoon I went to Cadenhead's, Milroys, Oddbins, the Royal Mile and the Vintage House.

Result : lots of new bottles for my (drinking) collection at home and... an empty credit card :cry: . The bottle I bought in Cadenhead's will be a very special one to me. It was bottled in the shop while I was there from a cask containing "an Islay single malt of + 10 years" (Coal Ila according to the Cad.-man). A peat bomb !

Short story : While I was looking around in The Vintage House (what a shop !) for some affordable malts, a man came in, who knew the manager very well, and bought two bottles of the Macallan-collection, more than 2.000 pounds each ! Could you believe that the man had never heard of a malt called Port Ellen !? :roll: Huh... Won't prevent me from enjoying my little (cheaper) gems :D .

Well, thanks again for your suggestions and my next dram will be to your health !

Ciao,
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Postby lexkraai » Mon Sep 27, 2004 10:26 am

Glad your trip was such a success, Xavier, even though your credit card wil disagree with that. As you say, Sukhinder is a very kind person and has a treasure trove at WE.

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