May 11, 2018
The Whisgars concept brings together two of life’s guilty pleasures – whisky and cigars (see what they did there). But not just any old whisky and cigars; at the select Whisgars locations around Asia you’ll find high-end single malts and premium hand-rolled cigars.
Every venue is different and the spacious Silom branch embraces the Roaring Twenties with a speakeasy-themed lounge incorporating brick walls, moody amber lighting and leather sofas. There’s a red felt pool table, and a smoke-free lounge, accessed by a secret entrance, for those who would rather enjoy their whisky without the fug of cigar smoke. Clearly, this is a place created by people who know their stuff. Premium single cask whiskies are sourced directly from select distilleries in Scotland, the majority of which are single batch and bottled in odd years. Order a flight for an introduction the joys of this amber spirit. The hand-rolled cigars are mainly Nigaraguan and Dominican. But far from being an old man’s club, the bar has been designed to appeal across the board, to young and old, men and women. About half the clients are Thai, and the bar attracts lots of groups of young women. Live DJs take to the decks as the evening progresses, dispelling any sense of stuffiness.