There are few bars around London that keep whisky lovers happy – Albannach, Salt, The Athaeneum – but Boisdale’s new bar-resto trumps them all on sheer range alone. The bottles number in the hundreds and, as well as a fine selection from Ireland, the US, Japan and Wales, every Scottish region is comprehensively represented. Highlights are many and include rare and independent bottlings from the likes of Glen Albyn, Glenallachie and Mortlach. The list reaches Munro-like heights at Macallan1953 49 year-old (£2,172 for 50ml) but there’s plenty to choose from at more realistic prices, including 3 Boisdale house malts. The surroundings are suitably plush and baronial, with large windows giving views to sunsets over the City to the west.
For info, see Boisdale Cabot Place listing.