London to open a whisky hotel

London is getting a whisky hotel. — igorr1/ pic via AFP
London is getting a whisky hotel. — igorr1/ pic via AFP

LONDON, July 16 — Attention whisky lovers, London is set to get its own whisky hotel.

The award-winning Black Rock whisky bar has announced plans to expand its basement bar into a four-story property that will feature a blending room and three lodges where guests can stay overnight.

For three years in-a-row, Black Rock has taken the title of best specialist bar in the UK by the tastemakers at Class Bar Awards, for offering a whisky list of 250 bottles from around the world.

In an Instagram update, the bar owners revealed plans to grow upwards from their basement location and add more floors, eventually adding guest rooms to the establishment.



We have been fairly quiet lately, so sorry about that. We’ve actually been busy making some serious changes to our spot on 9 Christopher Street so it’s nice to finally show what we’ve been up to! . Last night we soft launched Black Rock Tavern, which occupies the space that was formerly @sack_bar. Tavern is an izakaya inspired whisky pub, which serves as an extension of @barblackrock’s floor space as well as its philosophies where matters of whisky are concerned. Expect to find draught beer (as of tomorrow!), highballs and a curated selection global whiskies. Open daily from 4pm. . Over the coming months we will be renovating the rest of the building, starting with a groundbreaking whisky blending experience on the first floor which will be followed by the launch of three Black Rock “lodges” on the second and third floors (formerly @thedevilsdarling_ and The Napoleon), the end result being — hopefully — the most whisky soaked building in London. 📷 by @fluidmovementmatt

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Recently, the bar hosted a soft launch for Black Rock Tavern on the ground floor, described as an “izakaya-inspired” whisky pub that will offer a curated shortlist of 50 whiskies, highballs and draught beer.

Adjacent to the tavern will also be a whisky blending room.

Over the next few months, a second and third floor will also be added to house three Black Rock lodges.

Less whisky, more of a beer connoisseur? Scottish brewer BrewDog opened a hotel DogHouse inside its craft brewery in Columbus, Ohio. — AFP-Relaxnews