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May 11, 2018

As the name would suggest, Grain is the place to go for international whiskies and bourbons, but cocktails, craft beers and champagne are also on offer.

As if you would expect anything less from a bar situated within a Four Seasons Hotel, Grain oozes sophistication and class, without being stuffy and exclusive. Its clientele is a mixture of adventurous locals looking to try some smooth spirits, after-work business people looking to unwind, and visitors who have a penchant for sippable cocktails and craft beers.

The main focus of Grain is the impressively-long reclaimed wood bar, shining with rows of spirits which each of the passionate bartenders is expertly educated about. Let’s start with the collection of whiskies: Grain has an embarrassment of riches when it comes to Scottish single malts, but is also extremely proud of its aged selection from Japan, along with an enviable amount of international whiskies (Australia, Canada, Ireland, the USA and even South Africa and India are featured).

Wines and champagnes are also an international bunch, but with more of an emphasis on European vineyards, while beer is mainly of the craft variety, both on tap and in bottles. Grain’s cocktail selection shows that it moves with the times, with funny names like the Swipe Right (gin, orange liqueur, lemon and sugar, shaken with mango and a little cracked black pepper) and the Health Kick 2.0 (tequila, elderflower liqueur and cucumber, topped up with sauvignon blanc), both perfect examples of the creative prowess of the mixology team. And we’ve almost run out of time to mention Grain’s all-day food menu, filled with refined pub grub like fish & chips, burgers and salt & pepper squid. Credit Photo: