May 11, 2018
A Taiwanese-owned, Japanese-inspired shrine to a revered Scottish spirit, Malt Fun is the go-to place in Shanghai for those who appreciate the water of life: whisky. An expansive venue on a relatively quiet side street in Hunan Lu, from the moment you walk in Malt Fun you know you are in for a special evening. The antithesis of ultra-hip cocktail dens that have popped up in Shanghai in recent years, Malt Fun is decorated in a plethora of contrasting woods and brown leather, with low light making it immediately clear upon entry that this is not a club or a place to see and be seen; it is more a refined den in which to appreciate whisky, especially single malts. Bottles from almost every corner of the whisky-producing world are on offer at Malt Fun, even hard to find ones you would be lucky to find in a pub in Edinburgh or Glasgow. Whether you take your whisky straight – which is no question the most popular method at Malt Fun – choose to have your whisky poured over custom-made ice, or have your whisky muddled into a classic cocktail, you are assured to leave Malt Fun with a new or rekindled love for this legendary spirit.