In honor of National Whiskey Sour Day, we’re highlighting the best bars around the world to enjoy that perfect glass of whiskey. A famous writer (ahem…Mark Twain) once said “too much of anything is bad, but too much good whiskey is barely enough” and rest assured our line up has no shortage of rare varieties from around the world
Scotch at The Balmoral Hotel
Going straight to motherland of whiskey herself. Scotland has been perfecting the art of whiskey for over 500 years and The Balmoral Hotel is seriously taking it over the top. They have over 400 varieties and whiskey inspired cocktails. A whiskey ambassador is even on staff to guide you through the entire experience.
Lexington, KY, USA
With millions of people flocking through the historic Kentucky Bourbon Trail, a whiskey bar in Lexington, Kentucky better be ready to hold it’s own with the best of whiskey drinkers. Bluegrass Tavern will impress the true bourbon drinker with over 230 varieties of bourbon and rare bottles of Four Roses Single Barrel, George T. Stagg, and A. H. Hirsch Reserve 16-year-old.
Boisdale of Canary Wharf
If you want to find the rarest of whiskies, Boisdale of Canary Wharf will check the box with over 1,000 bottles of whiskey dating back to the 1930’s and 1940’s from distilleries that aren’t even in existence anymore. Once you get past the business crowd in this London bar, you will undoubtedly be impressed with it’s extensive collection.
Washington, DC, USA
Jack Rose Dining Saloon
Nearly 3,000 bottles of whiskey hang on the wall of the Jack Rose Whiskey Bar. Known for having the single greatest whiskey list in the nation, this joint will definitely keep you nice and toasty in the nation’s capital.
New York, NY, USA
Ready to get schooled in Whiskey? Not only does The Flatiron room have plenty of rare varieties of whiskey to wet your palette, they also offer classes in Whiskey for connoisseurs, and others for the novice drinker who wants to know more about this age-old beverage.
Bar High Five
Drawing cocktail enthusiasts from every part of the world, Bar High Five is the pinnacle of perfection. With hand-carved ice in the shape of diamond spheres, well-known owner, Hidetsugu Ueno, is a legend in the Tokyo scene.
Amsterdam has a lot to offer in the way of relaxing your mind, but a whiskey lover’s paradise may not be the first thing that comes to mind. With over 1,400 whiskies, you can sample whiskies from around the world in this cozy little joint.
Known for their whiskey and craft beer pairings, the expert bartenders at the Boilermaker House will perfectly pair the two to your liking.