The World’s Smallest Whisky Bar with Cask 88

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The best thing about August in Edinburgh is that there’s so many fun things popping up all around the city. And here’s one I wasn’t even anticipating: The World’s Smallest Whisky Bar in an old police box right at the end of Princes Street.

The World’s Smallest Whisky Bar by Cask 88

It was even a friend of mine – Micky – who was working when we went along. The bar will be here all throughout August until the 29th and anyone can book a free slot through the Cask 88 website or if you fancy your chances you can also try just walking by.

There’s three whiskies to choose from – a Deanston, a Linkwood and a Ledaig and they definitely all have different flavour profiles. The Deanston is fresh and really suited the 27C sunny weather we were having, whilst the Linkwood has been finished in Château Lafite casks and offer a fuller and richer character. And the Ledaig is a lovely classic Ledaig which a robust yet elegant smoke and fairly heavy body. They all have such fun stories to tell as well since the Deanston has been bottled as part of the Scotch Express Series and represents the Caledonian Railway and the Linkwood is from The Scottish Witchcraft Series and tells the tale of Isobel Gowdie – a story that really intrigued me. And the bottle even glows in the dark for extra mystique. But I won’t spoil it for you in case you want to walk past and hear the stories yourself!

Another really fun thing is that the whisky is served in little eatable cups called cupffee which does make all the whisky smell a bit biscuity, but is quite a fun experience and certainly something different. The flavour resembles an ice cream cone and I could imagine them begin great for an affogato as well.

Can be good to note that they do contain gluten so make sure to ask for other drink ware if you are celiac.


148 Princes St (right in front of Johnnie Walker Princes Street)

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