Edinburgh’s Bow Bar Announced as Whisky Bar of the Year Finalist

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The Bow Bar in Edinburgh has been announced as a finalist for the Wee Dram Whisky Bar of the Year prize at the 2014 DRAM Scottish Licensed Trade Awards, which take place at The Grand Central Hotel in Glasgow on Monday July 7th.

The Wee Dram Whisky Bar of the Year award seeks to recognise licensees that got to extraordinary lengths to promote Scotch whisky within their own establishment. An excellent range of whisky on the back bar is a necessity and staff should be well trained and enthusiastic when it comes to recommending whisky to their customers. A good, hearty Scottish welcome is also considered a must.

Owners of The Bow Bar Mike and Joanne Smith are dedicated to Scotch whisky, managing to squeeze 275 single malts onto their back bar’s over-strained shelves, and they ensure their staff are as equally clued up on uisge beatha through the pub’s membership of Scotland Whisky, which trains its members to the level of Whisky Ambassador. A staff training whisky exam is also in place.

The awards, dubbed the licensed trade ‘Oscars,’ are organised by licensed trade magazine, DRAM. Now in their 19th year, they are the longest-established awards of their kind in Scotland, recognising excellence in Scotland’s bar, restaurant and hospitality industries.

Category: Bar & Pub, Whisky
Tags: Bow Bar, DRAM Awards, Edinburgh, wee Dram