By Lauren Jade Hill
The world’s foremost whisky club, the Scotch Malt Whisky Society, has announced the launch of a specialist whisky bar in London’s vibrant Devonshire Square, with the promise of introducing patrons to an array of rare and exclusive whiskies. Opening its doors to the public on the 20th May 2017, Kaleidoscope Bar will be home to one of London’s most extensive rare single malt whisky collections.
Coinciding with World Whisky Day, the bar’s opening event will introduce its first visitors to the spirit with a series of expert masterclasses. And from then, it’s up to each individual to explore the vast array of spirits on offer. In its traditional warehouse setting, the bar will house more than 200 of the whisky society’s exclusive single cask whiskies, presented in 12 flavor profiles such as Deep Rich & Dried Fruits.
And in addition to the society’s whiskies, the bar will also offer a range of other premium spirits such as rum, cognac and Bourbon, along with whisky cocktails created by mixologists Michael Cook and Jamie Meehan, and a selection of fine wines, champagne and craft beer.
This new specialist bar will be the whisky society’s second London venue, as it joins the members-only bar at 19 Greville Street in Farringdon; Kaleidoscope will be the club’s first bar in London that’s open to the public as well as its members.
Since it was established in 1983, the whisky club has risen to international prominence and now has more than 26,000 members around the world. Having bottled whisky from more than 132 distilleries in its history, it’s certainly a society that’s proven its expertise.