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...
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...
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...