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Show me the way to the next Whisky Bar [On The Road: Aberdeen]

That is damn good scotch. I could do a commercial for this stuff. Mmmmm, boy that Hennigans goes down smooth. And afterwards you don't even smell. That's right folks. I just had three shots of Hennigans and I don't smell. Imagine, you can walk around drunk all day. That's Hennigans, the no-smell, no-tell scotch 
Cosmo Kramer (Seinfeld episode “The Red Dot”) 

I had to go to Aberdeen for work but that didn’t stop me to try a couple specialities in the area. As a Venezuelan I’m a whisky lover, that’s probably one of the most popular spirits there. So a trip to a traditional whisky pub/bar was in my itinerary. 

Some of the bottles
A colleague took me to The Grill. Originally a restaurant that opened in 1870, these days a family owned traditional pub recognised as Whisky Embassy. Unchanged since 1926, a long bar with some boots creating an unique standing pub, full of testosterone. Women weren't served until 1975 and the place didn't even have a women toilet until 1998. You will find a vast selection of whiskies including more than 600. 

The Grill
I got to the place and it was paradise, all these bottles of great whisky from every region of Scotland, single malts, blends, name it. I took the task of trying some of each region. Started with a Speyside Malt, a Balvenie Signature, nice flavour, strong, the tasting notes indicated some oranges and lots of honey. 

Whisky Time
Then moved to the Highlands to try a Glen Garioch, full body with light smoke flavour, add to that some fruity touch of pears mixed well with vanilla and butterscotch. 

Nice and Neat
I ended with Islands Malts trying a Isle of Jura with Barolo cask finish. Quite intense due to the wine cask finish, some spices, maybe even coffee.

Amazing experience I could have stayed all day trying different whiskies. If you’re in Aberdeen The Grill is a must.

The Grill
T: 012 2457 3530
Whisky Bar
Twitter: GrillAberdeen

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