A Greek Street stalwart selling a huge range of whisky, rum and Cognac.
The range here is enormous, with around 400 from Scotland alone. There’s a large selection from £14.95, but fine and rare whiskies can cost up to £2,500, including some of Milroy’s own bottlings. Other spirits are covered too, with carefully selected Cognac, Armagnac and rums – the brand launched its first own-brand single cask rum (from the Four Square distillery in Barbados) in spring 2010. What’s more, staff are knowledgeable and enthusiastic, and the shop runs regular tasting events for those looking to improve their knowledge and appreciation of whisky. There's a copper-top bar that seats 12 inside the shop for visitors to sit and taste at, then down in the basement – which you can access via a secret door behind a bookcase – you'll find The Vault, a speakeasy styled cocktail bar.
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|Venue name:||Milroy's of Soho||Contact:|
3 Greek St
|Opening hours:||Open 10am-7pm Mon; 10am-12am Tue-Fri|
|Transport:||Tube: Tottenham Court Rd|
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Average User Rating
4.6 / 5
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Ok, so most of these reviews seem to be from non whisky guys, thought I'd add a whisky geek slant on things. This is exactly what London has been lacking for the last few years. A non pretentious, fantastically stocked whisky bar full of staff with a genuine passion for the finest spirit in the land. The shop is better priced than anyone in town with a 10% discount on the bottle if you buy a dram...meaning I can nose and taste to my hearts content before buying. I ignore the hidden cocktail bar downstairs, upstairs you can engage in fascinating dialogue with like-minded gents in the calmest setting for your dram.
If you buy/collect whisky in London and do not drink here you are missing out. Save the membership fees you're paying for your (pretentious?) whisky bar, spend it on a 20+yo Nat Col, NCF I.B. and come here instead :)
Where has this place been all my life?! Thankfully I stumbled across it during the week. I'm not a fan of whisky at all so would usually steer well clear of the shop upstairs, however I am so glad that I ventured in, through the bookcase, and down to some of the best cocktails I have ever tried - WHICH ARE NOT ALL WHISKY BASED. There is something for everyone, whatever your chosen poison. Also the staff are so friendly and welcoming, we received what felt like service specifically tailored to us, with cheerfulness and familiarity that is hard to come by in London.
I would recommend this to everyone but I do want it to stay somewhat unknown. I can't understand why Time Out only gave this place 3 stars, so felt that I had to review. Well worth a visit!
Such a great selection of whisky at this classic Soho boutique. The whisky bar on the shop floor is staffed by passionate and enthusiastic staff. If you push the bookcase at the back, it reveals a hidden cocktail bar serving amazing cocktails!
Amazing shop with great selection of whisky, some exclusive to them. me and the missus had a whisky in the bar within the shop and then went down to the vault in the basement - a great secret cocktail bar, great service and amazing drinks. tip - let the staff guide you as the menu is all originals and they nailed our drinks