World Whisky Day is a cause for celebration on two accounts – our national drink is getting all the attention it deserves, and now Scotland’s great whisky bars are being showcased too with the launch of a new website dedicated to enjoying a dram www.scottishwhiskybars.co.uk.
The site features more than 100 great bars to visit, and launches ahead of the re-opening of Scottish hospitality on 17th May which will see bars and pubs able to sell alcohol inside.
The site, developed by DRAM Magazine, one of Scotland’s most reputable trade magazines, aims to promote bars throughout the length and breadth of the country, traditional and more contemporary bars too. From the Pot Still in Glasgow to the Craigellachie Hotel in Speyside, The Bow Bar in Edinburgh to The Lochside on Islay – there are plenty of places to visit and enjoy your favourite tipple or a new one.
Says Publisher Susan Young, who is also a Keeper of the Quaich, “I’ve have been writing about pubs for the last 25 years and for the last six of these we have been publishing a book on Scotland’s Top Whisky Bars, during the pandemic we decided to take this online. Many of these bars will have been closed throughout and we hope this will give them some much need PR and some new customers.
She continues, “The listings on the site are complimentary due to the support of Edrington-Beam Suntory, who own some of Scotland’s best know whiskies including: Famous Grouse, Highland Park, Laphroaig, Naked Malt, The Macallan, Auchentoshan, Bowmore and Glen Garioch. There is information on these brands on the site too.
“Over the course of the next few months we will constantly review the information and if anyone would like to recommend their favourite whisky we would be delighted to add it. And if there is a good whisky bar out there we have missed I am sure customers and owners will let us know.
The website will also be covering information on whisky distilleries and visitor centres as it matures.
Susan Young concludes, “We may not have many international tourists this year, but they will be able to browse the bars they would like to visit, while UK whisky lovers and friends can do the best pub crawl ever – responsibly of course.”
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