Worldwide Whisky Bars

When you are travelling around the world (I imagine some of our readers are jet setters) it can be hard work. You have to get to the airport at least 2 hours before a long haul flight, go through about fifty security checks including shoes off, belt off and sometimes all of your clothes off (I think that female security guard really liked me).
After this rigmarole, the flight is probably going to be late, you have to switch your mobile and iPod off for take-off and landing. You have to sit and watch a safety presentation you have seen a million times, that tells you that in case of the plane plummeting thousands of feet, you should stick your head between your knees. Now, I don’t know about you, but if the captain comes over the tannoy and says ‘ladies and gentlemen, we are about to crash land’ I hope I have a nice thirty year old bottle of something and a big fat cigar. I definitely will not be sticking my head between my legs!

You may be wondering, why is he having this rant? Well just imagine you manage to make it, unscathed through the flight. You’re jet lagged, harassed and you failed miserably to get the air hostesse’s number. So what do you want to do? You want to go and find a nice whisky bar, sit down and have a quiet drink and a breather. But where should you go?

This is a list of worldwide bars that have really good whisky lists. Hopefully I will get to go to them one day! If any of our international readers want to add some to list, please do. If anyone has been to them and thinks that there is somewhere better to go, let us know. We are all in this together!

The Highlander ( Singapore): Over 250 single malts and hand crafted beers.
Block 3B, The Foundry, #01-11 Clarke Quay, River valley Road, Singapore 179021

Bar Nemo (Tokyo): Has one of the best Glenfarclas collections in the world. Has every Family Cask available by the glass. 1-11-11 Asakusa, Taito-Ku, Tokyo. Tel. 03 3841 3668

D.B.A (New York): 41 1st avenue. New York. Over 150 different single malts including some really rare stuff. A 1975 Port Ellen and lots of Dallas Dhu.

The Canny Man (Hong Kong): Over 130 different single malt whiskies including some fairly rare Gordon Macphails and a couple of nice Macallans. B/1 Wharney Guang Dong Hotel, 57-73 Lockhart Road, Wanchai Hong Kong (below is a picture of me in Hong Kong, I didn’t know about the Canny Man at the time, I wish I had known! I figured the post needed a picture, that’s why its here)


The Dam Pub (Ontario, Canada): Over 375 different Whiskies and 200 single malts. Soon to be near a PGA golf course. Murder Mystery night as well. 53 Bruce Street, Thornbury, Ontario, Canada.

The Whisky Cafe L and B (Amsterdam): has 1001 different whiskies. That’s the biggest whisky list I have ever seen. I am going to have to go there just to see them all. Korte leidsedwarsstraat 82-84 1017 RD

This is just a selection. Once I have been to every one of them, I will write another list of bars I want to go to.


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  1. Guys, if you come up with loads of nice bars all over the world, I will create an interactive map and stick them all there, just like I did with Edinburgh whisky bars.


  2. Pint’s Pub, Denver, CO – 120+distilleries represented, with more than 260 expressions. They claim the largest single malt whisky selection in US. I go there every time I travel to Denver!

  3. Awesome! We will add it to the list.

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