WHISKI ROOMS crowned Scotland’s Whisky Bar of the Year 2013

ImageThursday 7th November saw Scoltand’s top licensed venues crowned at the annual SLTN Awards in Glasgow and Edinburgh’s WHISKI Rooms was honoured as Whisky Bar of the Year. Only two years after opening, the venue was clearly delighted with the accolade

“This award is testament to the hard work put in by all the staff and the unique way we promote whisky with daily whisky tastings and our focus in championing our national drink, whisky. I think it is clear to all that we are absolutely delighted”, said Anne Still, director and co-owner.

 

Background
Whiski Rooms was created from a gift shop, art gallery and former bank and  is a hybrid concept consisting of a restaurant, bar, and bistro, specialist whisky shop with its own dedicated tasting room. With stunning views over the Edinburgh, it is a great place to enjoy food and have a lovely cocktail or whisky.

Whiski Rooms is the sister venue to Whiski Bar & Restaurant on the Royal Mile who were also awarded Whisky Bar of the Year 2011 at the Dram awards and has also received a string of awards since its inception in 2007.

Top whiskies from Connoisseurs Whisky Tasting 20 Jan 2009

Last night we had a great night trying some rare and vintage malts at the WHISKI Bar. The whisky tasting included six delicious drams and here I have compiled the results from the scores given by the attendees.  The line up was as follows, all introduced and the evening hosted by the brilliant Mitch Bechard – Scotch Whisky Ambassador for Diageo.

Glenkinchie 20 Year Old Cask Strength
Rosebank 25 Year Old
Talisker 18 Year Old
Coal Ila 18 year Old
Lagavulin 21 Year Old
Johnnie Walker Blue Label

The top rated whisky was the Johnnie Walker Blue label and the special way it is to be sampled blew people away so all in all the Johnnie Walker Experience was the outright winner in 1st place and some of the comments included:

“the surprise of the night – an outstanding whisky”
“Wow – not what I expected at all”
“unbelieveably smooth”

Second place went to Caol Ila 18 Year Old and
third place went to the Rosebank 25 Year Old

The evening was rounded of with a light supper of either of the following three dishes, all cooked with whisky :

Chicken with whisky madeira sauce on creamy mash with seasonal vegetables
Salmon with an orange and whisky jus on creamy mash with seasonal vegetables
MacSweens Haggis (traditional or Vegetarian), neeps & tatties with our whiski sauce

Overall, a very good evening so if you fancy the full Johnnie Walker Experience, join us on the 29th Jan 2009 at the whisky bar for our next whisky tasting event.

Guests at Connoisseurs Whisky Tasting

Guests at Connoisseurs Whisky Tasting

Guests at Connoisseurs Whisky Tasting

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