Whisky

It's not all about pints you know, there's always room for a drop of Scotland's finest - here's a list of some good places to test your palette.

Our favourite spots for a wee dram...
The Speaker, London
Despite the Speaker's proximity to Parliament, Civil Service HQs and Channel 4's offices, this is a cosy little pub ideal for a few jars on a dark night. It has the feel of a friendly local, mostly due to the cheery owners who treat everyone as if they're loyal regulars. One of the best in the...
Britannia, London
The Britannia is a charming and sympathetically renovated pub around the back of Guy's Hospital. Despite the stripped floorboards, a couch or two and a scattering of statuettes (including Betty Boop), this still feels like a proper pub. Good lighting, quality music and great service are the first...
Teuchters Landing, Edinburgh
Part of the redevelopment of the docks around Leith, Teuchters Landing is a welcome addition to the nightlife in these parts. It's a cosy place, part bar, part restaurant which normally is not our thing, but we're very happy to make an exception here. There is a good choice of beer on the four...
Trof, Northern Quarter
Really good bar and one of the first in this part of town. On three floors and each with a distinct flavour (middle floor is the Bourbon bar) there is something for everyone - including an ingenious little smoking area. Staff range from excellent to superb and are helpful and knowledgeable in...