At a recent late night stop at the Connaught for a final after dinner whisky, a venerable Talisker perhaps, Mark 'challenged' us with a 1937 6yo Canadian Club. Yes, all the thoughts that you're having right now went through our mind too, not least the fact that whisky of course, in theory, does not age in the bottle. The nose though, complex beyond what any 6 year old should ever smell like, persuded us both to a measure and we were not disappointed. 1937 was of course the year George VI was crowned King and Neville Chamberlain became Prime Minister, and here we were drinking the fruits of that year. In short, it turned a great evening into a unique event and it's uncanny how often they can do that at the Connaught, it's what keeps us coming back.
Of course, this all comes at a price so you may want to have your bank manager on speed dial for some of the most exotic drinks (the 1914 Hine Vintage retails at a staggering £1,500 a shot), but if you want a more than just a drink, if you want a bar that makes every visit special, there's nowhere better in our view than the Connaught.