Edinburgh whisky pubs

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Edinburgh whisky pubs

Postby Grass Snake » Thu Jan 26, 2006 3:13 pm

I'm off to edinburgh next week and will be going round the city pubs/bars. Can you recommend any that are particularly good for whisky? ie not too expensive but with a very good choice

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Postby Spirit of Islay » Thu Jan 26, 2006 4:56 pm

Try the Bow Bar on Victoria street , they have a Cadenheads selection that ties in with one of your other postings . Also opposite is The Whisky Shop (good selection ) and Demijohns which has a few whiskies o sell from the cask .

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Postby Deactivated Member » Thu Jan 26, 2006 5:56 pm

There is also a whisky bar in the Scotch Whisky Heritage Centre (top of the Royal Mile) which is charmless, smelly from the attached restaurant and generally quite expensive - but it does have an excellent range including some very rare whiskies. It is jolly pricey, but has the odd bargain - e.g. Laphroaig 30yo at £8 a dram and Ben Nevis 26yo at around £5 a dram. There is a new place at the top of Cockburn Street called the Albanach - haven't been in there but I have seen a good selection of whiskies through the window. Scotch whisky is seldom cheap, and pubs are probably the most expensive way to drink it. If you want a change, you could try the local beer - Caledonian Deuchars IPA which is rather good and wins awards - available widely.

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Postby Di Blasi » Tue May 23, 2006 3:36 am

Spirit of Islay wrote:Try the Bow Bar on Victoria street , they have a Cadenheads selection that ties in with one of your other postings . Also opposite is The Whisky Shop (good selection ) and Demijohns which has a few whiskies o sell from the cask .

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Hey Spirit of Islay! Demijohns sounds interesting! Is it a shop?? What price range do these bottlings fall into, and is it safe to assume you can taste before you buy?
Any other suggestions for Edinburgh is appreciated!


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