SquareMeal Review of
The Vault at Milroy's
To be sure of a seat in the cellar of this iconic single-malt emporium, you must book ahead. Head past the ground-floor bar, through a bookcase that doubles as a swing door and downstairs to a swinging scene overseen by Chester – The Vault's resident Jack Russell terrier. The scene reminds us of a sepia-toned bothy straight out of the celebrated 1940s Ealing comedy Whisky Galore! – Soho types fond of a drop of the hard stuff are in for a treat here. ‘Uisge beathe’ cocktails on show include Prologue & Epilogue (a Boulevardier manqué made with Springbank 10-year-old, fino sherry and Campari) – just one of a range of Old Fashioneds, and Manhattans that involve Scotland's finest. Other fixes go global with ryes and whiskies from India and Japan. If we are to be buried in a vault for all eternity, let it be Milroy's!
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