Voted as one of the UK’s best specialist bars, Black Rock really is a cut above the rest. A whisky bar tucked away near Liverpool Street station that aims not to be pretentious but to educate, so you don’t have to be a Whisky expert to drink here! Even better, you may actually be converted. With glass cabinets boasting 250 types of whiskey, all helpfully categorised into 6 types; smoked, spiced etc this is a great date spot to settle in for the evening and experiment with new flavours.
This date choice is guaranteed to help you rack up some cool points due to it’s impressive list of unique novelties that makes this bar really stand out. Firstly, there is no actual bar, instead two barmen who are happy to help and if you want, chat to you about Whisky! But the most impressive feature of Black Rock is the 185-year-old oak tree trunk that has been transformed into a cocktail aging system and a table. Guests are able to sit at the table and view the two whiskey rivers through the glass top, and even better get to try the house blend themselves.
So grab your date and channel your inner Don Draper as you flirt your way towards becoming a whisky connoisseur cocktail maker.
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