Imagine a long day at work rushing though deadlines and submissions, attending meetings in and out, all you need to wind down the work week is a glass of whisky. With whiskies becoming more popular, everyone wants to try out unique whiskies, from Scotch to Japanese to American and even Australian and Indian.

Whether you are a casual drinker or a zealous whisky lover, here’s our list of recommended whisky bars you must visit.

1. B28

B28
Image credit: sgwhisky

This bar is one of Singapore’s best kept secrets. Located in the basement of The Club along Ann Siang Road, B28 offers a bespoke selection of more than 200 different Scottish Single Malts. With live jazz performances ($15/person) from Thursdays to Saturdays, the ambience is more than perfect.

Aside from their huge whiskey selection, they have great cocktails mixed by their resident mixologist too. As the bar is small and intimate, do get there before 10pm for a good seat. Otherwise, simply make your reservations online. Do note that no slippers and shorts are allowed.

B28
Address:
Basement No. 28, Ann Siang Road, The Club Hotel, Singapore 069708
Opening Hours:
Mon-Wed 6pm-12am, Thu 6pm-1am, Fri-Sat 6pm-2am, Closed on Sundays 

2. The Auld Alliance

theAuldAlliance
Image credit: The Auld Alliance Facebook page

Known to have the largest collection of whiskies in Southeast Asia, The Auld Alliance has a comprehensive selection of over 1400 whiskies available for purchase with whiskies from every distillery in Scotland available. For those looking for an introduction, the bar has entry level whiskies from bigger distilleries like Talisker, Balvenie, The Glenlivet, Springbank and many others. There are also tasting sets to introduce you to different whiskies, so you can find your favourite.

If you’re not looking for whiskies, there is a fine selection of other Absinthes and cocktails available. So the next time you are around the Bras Basah area, be sure to pop by The Auld Alliance, you certainly won’t be disappointed!

The Auld Alliance
Address:
9 Bras Basah Road, RendezVous Hotel Gallery, #02-02A, Singapore 189559
Contact:
65 6337 2201 (from 5pm)
Opening Hours:
Mon-Thu 5pm-1am, Fri-Sat 5pm-2am, Sun 5pm-12am

3. Quaich Bar

quaich bar
Image credit: lifestyleasia

Recognised as “a Great Whisky Bar of the World” by The Whisky Magazine, The Quaich bar is one of the most exquisite whisky bars you will find in Singapore. Be spoilt for choice as you wind down and enjoy more than 500 types of whiskies at the bar. To assist you in your journey to discover more whiskies, The Quaich bar has crafted distinctly-themed sampling sets of whiskies. Other than whiskies, they also offer a variety of beers, wines, tequilas, rums, and vodkas.

Quaich Bar
Address:
390A Havelock Road, #01-09/10 Waterfront Plaza Singapore 169663
Contact:
65 6732 3452
Opening Hours:
Mon-Thu 5pm-1am, Fri-Sat 5pm-2am, Sun 5pm-1am

4. The Single Cask

the single cask
Image credit: The Single Cask

Located in the heart of the city at Chijmes, The Single Cask is a cosy destination for cafe goers and liquor lovers. This quaint joint operates as a cafe and liquor shop by day and whisky bar by night. Specialising in quality whisky and spirits, this whisky shop sells over 250 labels for take away from 11am to 10.30pm. Its bar opens at 6pm and you get to enjoy a range of whisky flights and drams as well. At the Single Cask, they offer lockers to store your unfinished bottles for a 2nd encounter.

The Single Cask
Address:
390A Havelock Road, #01-09/10 Waterfront Plaza Singapore 169663
Contact:
65 6732 3452
Opening Hours:
Mon-Thu 5pm-1am, Fri-Sat 5pm-2am, Sun 5pm-1am

5. The Connoisseur Divan

The Connuisseur Divan
Image credit: The Connuisseur Divan Facebook page

The Connoisseur Divan offers great acoustic live music. With its luxurious interior and charming bar setting, The Connoisseur’s bar houses more than 90 rare and exclusive premium single malt Scotch whisky, wine and champagnes. If you are into smoking cigar, The Connoisseur Divan has a cigar smoke room on the second floor. You may also purchase from their wide range of Cuba cigars. Outdoor seating is also available if that’s what you prefer.

The Connoisseur Divan
Address:
207 River Valley Road, #01-62 UE Square, Singapore 238275
Contact:
65 6733 7141
Opening Hours: Mon-Sat 2pm-1am, Sun 4pm-11pm, Closed on PH

6. The Secret Mermaid

The Secret Mermaid
Image credit: The Secret Mermaid

Located along the busiest underground MRT walkway at Raffles Place, The Secret Mermaid is a Japanese eatery by day and a bar and liquor store at night. The bar features a large selection of gin, whisky, vodka, rum and more from the largest importer of American craft spirits in Asia – Liberty Spirit Asia. With 22 craft distillers to stock 48 new labels never before seen in Singapore, The Secret Mermaid brings you on a journey to taste different types of labels. Tasting flights are available to suit your preferences with the help of their head barman.

The Secret Mermaid
Address: 
10 Collyer Quay, B1-08 Ocean Financial Centre, Singapore 049315
Contact:
65 6733 7141
Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 5pm-11pm, Closed on Sat & Sun

If you consider yourself a whisky lover and haven’t been to any of the places listed above, you are missing out big time! So what are you waiting for? Head down to these venues and cheers to a great drink or two.

(Header image by The Secret Mermaid, edited by writer)

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