The Best Lakes Old Fashioneds in London
To showcase the best of The Whiskymaker’s Reserve, we joined forces with some of the best bars in London to enjoy an Old Fashioned with The Lakes Single Malt Whisky.
Marrying the best of tradition with modern inspiration, these bars in the heart of the capital are where we would like to spend our evenings conversing, debating and pondering with our nearest and dearest.
By adding a twist to the traditional, layering complementary and contrasting flavours, and integrating personal influences within the recipe, mixologists from both world-renowned bars and hotels, to hidden gems across London used The Whiskymaker’s Reserve No.5 to develop their own delectably delicious takes on the eminent Whisky Cocktail.
West & South West London
With a royal reputation, Kensington exudes opulence, not only in the exterior, but with its offering of attractions. Kensington Palace and its immaculate gardens is the big draw for tourists, but this captivating neighbourhood has a trilogy of distinguished museums - the Victoria and Albert Museum, Science Museum and Natural History Museum - to discover alongside a thriving social and dining scene.
Bordering on the vast green Hyde Park, Knightsbridge claims an enviable location. Home to a duo of world-famous department stores, it has earned itself a reputation as a shopper’s paradise. Trips to Harrods and Harvey Nichols on Brompton Road might be the mecca for shopaholics, but there’s lots more this enchanting district has to offer, with five-star hotels and exclusive night-spots aplenty.
Sophisticated and affluent, with its Georgian-building-lined streets, Mayfair is one of the capital’s wealthiest neighbourhoods. Situated between the famous Oxford Street, Piccadilly, and Park Lane, it boasts a treasure trove of prestigious restaurants, luxurious bars and high-end boutiques, complemented by acclaimed landmarks encapsulating its rich history. It’s little wonder why the rich and famous desire permanent residency in this lavish corner of London.
With Big Ben, Buckingham Palace and the Houses of Parliament amongst its portfolio of eminent sights, this bustling borough needs little introduction. Whilst it is unlikely to ever shake its tourist hotbed tag, there’s plenty more to Westminster than a plethora of iconic landmarks. Beautiful walks across its gardens or along the banks of the Thames are complemented by a stellar line up of exquisite restaurants and quintessential English pubs.
10 Degrees Sky Bar
Mayfair, W1K 1BE
10 Degrees Sky Bar, with its unparalleled views of London's skyline from the 28th Floor of Hilton Park Lane, offers a perfect location to enjoy a spicy, elegant and vibrant take on the classic Old Fashioned.
Pollen Street Social
Mayfair, W1S 1NQ
Pollen Street Social offers luxurious elegance with a laid back vibe; expect playful and informal fine dining with a relaxed atmosphere. Enjoy here a cocktail which showcases the heritage and direction of the Lakes spirit.
The Bar at The Athenaeum
Mayfair, W1J 7BJ
Set in one of Mayfair's premier hotels, beautifully crafted cocktails and a wide-ranging whisky menu is on offer here. Discover a cocktail that builds on The Lakes' concept of layering flavours.
The Glade at Sketch
Mayfair, W1S 2XG
Unashamedly unconventional. Distinctive decor is complemented by an extravagant bar menu, including a cocktail which has been designed in mind with the aromatics of The Whiskymaker's Reserve No.5.
Northall at the Corinthia
Westminster, SW1A 2BD
A grand venue set in the heart of a 5-star hotel, The Northall has earned a reputation for culinary enchantment with a sophisticated bar menu. Their cocktail is designed to tell an intimate story of one mixologist's passions.
Sibin Bar at Great Scotland Yard
Westminster, SW1A 2HN
Tucked inside The Great Scotland Yard Hotel, whisky drinkers should make a point of seeking out this hidden gem. Sibin's cocktail is a nod to a childhood memory.
Stables Bar at The Milestone Hotel
Kensington, W8 5DL
Set opposite Kensington Palace, Stables Bar plays homage to its past life as a horse stables. Inspired by the evergreen gardens opposite the hotel, their twist on an Old Fashioned for The Lakes features garden botanicals.
The Berkeley Bar & Terrace
Knightsbridge, SW1X 7RL
Set in an iconic hotel in Knightsbridge, each item on its menu has been carefully selected for its one-of-a-kind-character. The Lakes 'Mad Master' Old Fashioned is inspired by our approach to whiskymaking.
"From lavish VIP clubbing and themed parties, to unique locations and late night bars, West London is something of a sophisticated affair."
Design My Night
Central & North
The former London borough of Holborn, now a part of the up-and-coming Camden, showcases its compelling history through unique architecture and starring cast of museums. While you’re never far from reminders of a time gone by – the modern-day buzz of busy bar or vibrant restaurant isn’t far away. Close proximity to the West End and excellent transport links helping to draw the crowds in once more.
Best known for its two hustling train stations, this part of London is understandably seen as a transport hub. However, explore beyond the platforms and it soon become apparent that this area has undergone some big changes. Amidst the Victorian buildings, a cluster of high-end bars, pubs and restaurants can be found with ease, and retail therapy is covered at a Coal Drops Yard, a shopping district born out of a Victorian coal depot.
Holborn, WC1V 7EN
The sophistication of a gentleman's club combined with a creative cocktail menu makes Scarfe's Bar an unrivalled one-of-a-kind experience. The No.5 cocktail is a nod to the three cask types used in producing The Lakes Single Malt.
Booking Office 1869
King's Cross, NW1 2AR
Housed inside London's St Pancras Station, Booking Office 1869 combines traditional European Charm with London wit. Their cocktail pays tribute to London's multicultural background, a celebration of flavour elevation.
"The bars and pubs in Holborn comprise some of London’s most historic hostelries as well as cutting-edge drinking spots."
Time Out London
Covent Garden is a one-stop-shop for entertainment set in the booming West End. Street performance meets designer chic in this popular shopping and theatre district. At the heart of it all is Covent Garden Piazza, a cobblestone square lined with performers and home to St Paul’s Church and illustrious market offering a perfect snapshot of the area’s past and present. A vibrant line up of plush eating spots and trendy bars complement its renowned array of theatres.
Lobby Bar at One Aldwych
Covent Garden, WC2B 4BZ
This colourful bar in the heart of Covent Garden offers an exquisitely crafted selection of cocktails. Their cocktail for The Lakes, English Fashioned, maintains all the simplicity of the traditional cocktail with a slight twist.
"Let’s face it- Covent Garden has no shortage of things to do… and that extends to drinking at some of London’s coolest bars."
London X London
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