The best whisky bars for connoisseurs to enjoy while visiting London

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After a stressful day at work or a long day battling through crowds and travelling around London, there’s nothing better than a stiff drink to take the edge off. Luckily, the city is home to an endless supply of bars to do just that.

There are numbers of Finsbury Square restaurants and drinking spots that offer a wide range of whiskey brands that go great with mixers or straight over ice, depending on your personal preference. Here are some of the best places to sample the local whiskey during your stay at the hotel Montcalm London City.

Black Rock

Christopher Street, London

Only in Shoreditch could you find a bar that literally has two whiskey rivers running through it. Black Rock is the ultimate alcohol hangout for hipsters and whiskey enthusiasts. The centrepiece of the bar is a huge 18th-century oak table which is one of the most beautiful pieces of furniture you will ever see. It’s not just the fixtures and décor that bring so many people to the Black Rock though. The iconic bar boasts a collection of over 150 different whiskeys including a number of rare blends that are usually very difficult to find. If you’re more of a fan of neat whiskey, there are a number of cocktails and mixers available also.


Cabot Place, London

If you’re a fan of classic Scotch whiskey, there’s no place better to enjoy the rich flavours of the Highlands than Boisdale in Canary Wharf. There are two floors in this elegant evening club, each of which has its own bar stocked full of flavoursome blends. Upstairs you will find a huge collection of brands from Scotland and a selection of rare whiskeys from distilleries that stopped producing years ago. This is a must-visit spot for any whiskey connoisseurs heading to the hotel Montcalm London City.


Kipling Street, London

Not everyone is a fan of the ultra-sleek, luxury bars that are found on the famous high streets of London and sometimes you may just be looking for a friendly bar to have a drink and enjoy the atmosphere. This no-nonsense drinking spot is renowned for offering exactly that. The vibrant bar is full of life and is a great place to meet new people without breaking the bank. But don’t let the lack of exclusivity and modest pricing put you off. Britannia offers a range of whiskey brands that will rival any of the high-brow bars in town.

Salt Whiskey Bar

Seymour Street, London

If you’re in search for variety and you’re looking to try something new, there’s no better place to taste the whiskeys of the world than Salt Whiskey Bar. 150 different blends and brands may not sound like a lot compared to other whiskey joints but the variety is incredible. With flavours from countries such as Taiwan, Wales, France and Japan, you’re sure to find something that you enjoy and perhaps a few flavours you don’t but that is all part of the fun at Salt Whiskey Bar.