The Auld Alliance
This place stocks well over 1,000 Scotches on its lofty shelves covering every distillery in Scotland from affordable drops to truly astonishing bottles like the Mortlach 70-year-old, the world’s oldest whiskey (distilled in 1938). The bar also has a number of whiskeys from Japan, the US and Ireland, Armagnac, over two dozen absinthes and an impressive Champagne selection.
The Secret Mermaid
Casual Japanese eatery Shinkansen by day and a watering hole and liquor retail store by night, this hidden hangout specializes in rare, small-batch, handcrafted spirits, specifically gin, rum, tequila, vodka and whiskey. For cocktails, there are classics like the Spiced Blueberry Mojito, Salted Caramel Old Fashioned, or the Sangria Sour.
This classy spot, launched in partnership with Hotel Waldhaus am See in St. Moritz, Switzerland (famed for its massive whiskey collection), offers 250 types of single malt scotch whiskeys—many of which are obscure or unavailable elsewhere.
This grungy and cosy dive bar by the guys behind Jigger & Pony and Sugarhall occupies the third floor of the shophouse and boasts a huge range of over 100 premium whiskies and bourbons from around the globe. Chill out to some old school rock-and-roll tunes and be sure to try out their signature ‘Pok-Pok’ chicken wings.
A one-stop drinking and dining destination, Urban Saloon is a bar and restaurant at the Red Dot Traffic Building styled in the form of a western saloon. It promises to provide you with the “ultimate bourbon whiskey experience like no other” with plenty of dining options. Their bourbon selection includes the fancy Jefferson’s Reserve ($20 a glass) and Four Roses Single Barrel ($20 a glass) while the Scotch whisky section of the menu features the usual suspects including 21-year-old expressions from Aberfeldy ($35 a glass) and The Macallan ($65 a glass).
The Scottish bar and restaurant at Clarke Quay recently opened its second outlet at Chijmes, with a more casual and rustic ambience in an open-air courtyard. Highlander offers a selection of more than 200 whiskies from different regions in Scotland filled with approachable blends like Lagavulin, as well as heavier malts like Highland Park’s 25-year old, and labels from Australia, Canada, Ireland, America and Japan. It’s Happy Hour everyday till 9pm, so you can get 50 percent off all draft beers, house wines, Single Malts of the month, cocktails and whisky cocktails.