For the Whisky Lover
Those who live for a dram of the good stuff are spoiled for choice. After all, sampling the world’s best rated whiskies makes a great gift for men. If they’re searching for a 5-star experience, look no further than the Capital Hotel. Here, they will meet Keeper of the Quaich Cesar da Silva as he guides guests through three distinct scotches, paired with cheese. For the vigilant connoisseur, they can even try some old and rare whiskies.
If your whisky lovers want something a bit more casual, Milroy’s of Soho is London’s oldest whisky shop, and tops the list of hipster hangouts. Here, whiskies from all over the world can be sampled before folks head downstairs to the Speakeasy bar to try the cocktail du jour.
There is also Cadenheads Whisky Shop and Tasting Room in Marylebone if something informal, yet still intimate, is desired. This is not only a store known as Scotland’s Oldest Independent Bottler, but an in-demand tasting venue as well. Whisky-lovers can bring all their friends to enjoy some house-blended whiskies, single malts and blends. Perhaps they’ll even want to bring home a glass or two.
For the Wine Enthusiast
For some, sipping the nectar of the Gods may be more their style. Tasters can enjoy top-level wines in the informal setting of the Winemakers Club. The unique, top-level wines you will find here can be paired with various cheeses for a most fulfilling experience.
If tasters have a preference for white or red, they can arrive at the French-themed Baranis, nestled under the luxurious Cigalon Restaurant. Whether they choose white wine tasting or the chance to indulge in the finest reds wine paired with canapes, wine-lovers can sip away as they enjoy the relaxing atmosphere of the indoor courtyard.
Montague on the Gardens has a variety of distinguished South African wines, if the gentlemen prefer something a little more exotic and formal. Tasters can enjoy a few different wines, paired expertly with authentic African canapés. They will be able to sip their little bit of heaven in the beautifully secluded venue in London.
For those with eclectic tastes, an experience with Vinopolis could be in store. Known for its personal approach to the sacred knowledge of wine tasting, Vinopolis will guide wine-lovers through the endless wines in many different ways. These won’t be just any wines you can find in a grocery store, be ready to taste heaven.
For Those who Love Beer
If pubs and bars are the heartbeat of those who love beer, they need to check out Hops & Glory. This award-winning brewery has an expert ready to lead guests through the impressive, and seemingly endless selections of beer. The histories of favourite craft beers will be shared, along with how to pair beers with foods, before a sitting at the bar for a beer tasting experience.
If the guys are looking for some friendly banter, and a lot of laughter, a visit to Meantime Brewing Company is in order. They will have an eye-opening history lesson on select craft beers, including a brief and entertaining food pairing education, before tasting a selection of Meantime brews. Tasters will leave with an new-found passion for beer-making.
If the guys are in the city, these top drinks tastings in London for men can be part of a wonderful adventure.