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Rocco Forte’s The Balmoral unveils SCOTCH

Offering an impressive collection of 400 whiskies from Scotland’s traditional whisky regions, including Speyside, Islay, Campbeltown, the Islands, the Highlands and the Lowlands in a variety of blends, malts and vintages dating back to 1940, and the bar’s warm, intimate atmosphere is perfect for sipping Scotland’s national drink.

SCOTCH is overseen by three highly trained Whisky Ambassadors who are on hand to offer guests advice when selecting a dram.  The Whisky Ambassadors’ uniform of contemporary highland attire designed by Kinloch Anderson, kilt maker to The Queen, completes the authentic whisky-tasting experience.  Sophisticated scotch-sippers will also appreciate SCOTCH’s rich décor, designed by Olga Polizzi.  Standout design elements include a hand-crafted oak-paneled whisky cabinet and a brushed brass and black granite bar, while gold and chocolate velvet armchairs and tweed sofas are the perfect perches to sip on a beverage.

Guests can enjoy bar snacks selected to complement the wide variety of whisky flavors, including smoked almonds, wild boar salami and dark Swiss chocolate.  A menu of contemporary Scottish dishes, designed by the The Balmoral’s Executive Chef Jeff Bland, includes the finest local produce, from home cured whisky and honey salmon and seared west coast scallops to traditional haggis neeps and tatties and Blairgowrie fillet.  Additionally, whisky enthusiasts can ‘open up’ their whisky with a selection of Uisge Source waters from the three main regions of Scotland – Speyside, Islay and the Highlands. Working exclusively with SCOTCH, Uisge Source, offers natural water which compliments each whisky region.

SCOTCH is open Monday to Sunday from 10am to 1am, and a glass of whisky ranges from $6 - $132.