Hotel Du Vin: Whisky Bar Newcastleon Mar 11 in Bar reviews by dan
Hotel Du Vin Newcastle
As I sit here thinking of all the best places i’ve had a dram of whisky in the last year, two places jump out as outstanding whisky bars. The first is in ‘the nobody inn’ a tiny village in devon you wouldn’t be able to find unless you have a guide. The second is the hotel du vin in newcastle.
On the banks of the River Tyne and commanding outstanding views of Newcastle Quayside and bridges. This former home of the Tyne Tees Steam Shipping Company has been gloriously converted into 42 timelessly styled bedrooms, trademark bistro, intriguing Laroche tasting room, two stunning private dining rooms, Bubble bar, courtyard for alfresco dining and an outstanding wine cellar.
The bar and hotel du vin is a beutifuly decorated sort of place where you know designers have been paid big coin to install studded leather seats and a trendy modern fireplaces.
Olives and nuts are delivered unbidden to your table where you can peruse their large whisky menu ordered by distillery location. and the staff really seem to know their stuff about whisky. They are willing to help you choose something nice to drink, which is handy for the les informed people like me. It was at the hotel du vin that I discovered Edradour Straight from the Cask Port Wood Finish 12 years whisky, which is one of my favorites.
Its a bit pricey, but you pay for the deliciously luxurious surroundings the educated staff and the wide range of whisky all in all a cracking place for an evening of WhiskyTimes (see what I did there?).
Hotel du vin Newcastle: Review
Cue the Gaint Rating Bottles: 4/5 (becuase of the premium prices)