Tuesday, 18 January 2011

Old Encyclopedias in a Chinese Supermarket

The rules:
• No chugging
• Not for swigging, glugging or knocking back
• Members do not pour water into another man’s whiskey
• To leave no nose upturned!

I was expecting to be led up stairs to a secret password protected room full of books and men in waistcoasts with elbow patches, but instead the tasting room of the members only Scotch Malt Whiskey Society was well, so modern. We were seated in the small bar area by the handsome waitstaff in minimalist black in anxious anticipation of our tasting.

Friday, 7 January 2011

The Connaught Bar at the Connaught Hotel

Eric Lorincz, "best bartender in the world"
Considering this is my first official post here, I of course had to write about where I think you can find the best martini in London!

Sometimes, I just want to live in the past. Where men wear suits, women wear delicate hats with veils and furs, and indulge in romantic cocktails in even more romantic settings. So I was quite happy when I was introduced to The Connaught Bar last year by my socialite-friend-in-the-know Tina.