LONDON—The £6 million lobby transformation at Hilton London Metropole has created Whisky Lounge, a new west London destination bar, offering a selection of whiskies from around the world.
The 22 cover Whisky Lounge offers 72 varieties of whisky including the exclusive Johnnie Walker Odyssey Triple Malt, priced at £110 per shot. Only available to purchase at a handful of UK outlets, the whisky takes inspiration from the original notes of Sir Alexander Walker. The blend is housed in a swinging decanter to commemorate the 80th anniversary of Sir Alexander’s creation of a whisky vessel capable of staying upright at sea.
The sophistication and heritage of whisky is brought to life in the bar with subtle design elements, such as the old whisky decanter light fittings and display cabinets showcasing whisky from around the world. The Whisky Lounge’s furnishings are also reminiscent of a private members club with black and mauve-grey club chairs with hints of dark cyan and teal.
A whisky sommelier provides expert knowledge and guidance through the whisky menu, with guests invited to sample a Whisky Flight, which offers three whiskies perfectly matched for an introduction to whisky tasting.
A selection of light bites has been developed to match and compliment a variety of whisky blends. Dishes include Welsh rarebit on farmhouse bread, three savoury macaroons, home smoked Scottish salmon, and three types of home speciality roasted nuts.