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Boisdale's whisky collection | Courtesy of Boisdale of Canary Wharf
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The Best Places for Whisky Cocktails in London

Picture of Andrew Webb
Food & Drink Editor
Updated: 17 March 2017
There’s a surprising range of whisky-based cocktails in the capital, from the sophisticated to the simple. Here’s our round up of some of our favourites places to kick back and enjoy the best whisky cocktails in London.

Found

Bar, Cocktail Bar, Contemporary, $$$
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The bar: cool, cosy, underground (natch) space – perfect for relaxing with a drink. The bar area is for mingling, while the three other rooms have table service (if you want it, that is). No gimmicks, just good service, banter and booze.

The drink: Beer-Vardier – Bulleit Bourbon, Hop House 13 beer, syrup, Campari

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Tue - Wed:
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thu:
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Fri:
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Sat:
6:00 pm - 1:00 am
Sun:
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Meal service:

Late Night

Atmosphere:

Traditional, Stylish, Romantic, Business

MNKY HSE

Bar, Cocktail Bar, Contemporary, $$$
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The bar: An intimate bar and restaurant located in the heart of Mayfair, where Latin American Cuisine is re-imagined in a bold space.

The drink: Blue Monkey – Johnnie Walker Blue Label scotch whisky stirred with chocolate syrup, cloudberry liqueur, Peychaud’s and whisky-barrel-aged bitters. Complemented with dark chocolate, cherry smoke and a MNKY HSE electric cigar.

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Mon - Fri:
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Mon - Wed:
5:30 pm - 1:30 am
Thu - Sat:
5:30 pm - 3:30 am

Meal service:

Late Night

Atmosphere:

Traditional, Stylish, Romantic, Business

Hopscotch

Cocktail Bar, Bar, Contemporary, $$$
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Bulleit Ginger – Bulleit Rye, ginger, malt, lemon and Hop House 13 beer
Bulleit Ginger – Bulleit Rye, ginger, malt, lemon and Hop House 13 beer | Courtesy of Hopscotch

The bar: A perfect East London spot for drinks, cocktails and food, inspired from cuisines from across the the globe.

The drink: Bulleit Ginger – Bulleit Rye, ginger, malt, lemon and Hop House 13 beer

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Tue - Thu:
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Fri - Sat:
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Sun:
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Meal service:

Late Night

Atmosphere:

Traditional, Romantic, Business

Nightjar

Cocktail Bar, Bar, Contemporary, $$$
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The bar: A speakeasy-style subterranean bar with live jazz and blues, cocktails and rare spirits.

The drink: Soul Kiss – Bulleit Bourbon, Ron Zacapa Bowmoew 15, Barolo Chinato Cocchi PX sherry, maple syrup.

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Mon - Wed:
6:00 pm - 1:00 am
Thu:
6:00 pm - 2:00 am
Fri - Sat:
6:00 pm - 3:00 am
Sun:
6:00 pm - 1:00 am

Meal service:

Late Night

Atmosphere:

Traditional, Stylish, Romantic, Business

Oriole

Bar, Cocktail Bar, Contemporary, $$$
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The bar: Oriole’s sumptuous space is an oasis of warmth and just a little mystery. The walls are adorned with beautiful objects and artworks from around the world.

The drink: Prairie Horn – Bulleit Bourbon, Prekese syrup, Buffalo popcorn tea, mustard foam.

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Mon:
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Tue - Sun:
5:30 pm - 2:00 am

Meal service:

Late Night

Atmosphere:

Modern, Stylish, Business, Romantic

Sexy Fish

Bar, Cocktail Bar, Contemporary, $$$
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The bar: Sexy Fish is an Asian restaurant and bar with a mid-century glamour and opulent look and feel. Located on the south-east corner of Berkeley Square, Mayfair, it’s open seven days a week. It’s also home to one of the world’s biggest Japanese whisky collections.

The drink: Whisky sour with Hakushu Distiller’s Reserve.

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Mon - Sat:
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Sun:
12:00 pm - 1:00 am

Meal service:

Late Night

Atmosphere:

Modern, Stylish, Romantic, Business

Boisdale of Canary Wharf

Bar, Cocktail Bar, Contemporary, $$$
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Boisdale whisky bar
Boisdale whisky bar | Courtesy of Boisdale of Canary Wharf

The bar: an intimate bar and restaurant located in the heart of Mayfair. Latin American Cuisine is re-imagined in a bold space that transforms as the night evolves.

The drink: Just whisky – The Boisdale has one of the largest collection of whiskies in London.

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Mon - Tue:
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wed - Fri:
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Sat:
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Sun:
11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Meal service:

Late Night

Atmosphere:

Traditional, Stylish, Business, Romantic

Salt Whisky Bar and Dining Room

Bar, Cocktail Bar, Contemporary, $$$
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The bar: Indian dining (and a fierce tandoor oven) meets vintage malts in this sophisticated bar.

The drink: Orkney Sunset – 12-year-old Highland Park, Aperol, Bishop’s weed-infused water, bitters.

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Mon - Sat:
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Sun:
12:00 pm - 12:30 am