Whisky at Stables
Hong Kong-West Kowloon
May 11, 2018
Apart from the rustic wooden floors there is little inside to indicate this was part of the former stables of what was once Hong Kong’s Maritime Police HQ. Located on the first floor of the stucco fronted 19th century building that is now an established luxe hotel in Tsim Sha Tsui, you’ll not pass over the hotel’s other drinking options unless you’re a fan of the golden nectar. Old whisky barrels, including a fine old 30 litre example taking pride of place, adorn the dark wood interior scattered with chesterfield sofas and plush leather chairs. Covering many of the walls and stacked high behind the bar, like sentinels of serious drinking, are bottles of some of the 100 or so whiskies available, from Scotland to Japan, via India. The whisky tasting menus are good ways to explore some of the lesser known distilleries and whisky producing countries, while the ten cocktails blend their base and ingredients with care. The Heritage Sour uses a Scotch from the western island of Arran and hit of absinthe, while the Budou brings together some fruity flavours of Japan as well as a Hakushu 12 year old. Bar bites like cod fritters, calamari and chorizo are available at any time to add some tasty ballast.
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