Our new menu is coming in April. Get a sneak preview of what we'll be serving by trying one of our specials this week. Mackerel fillet on a bed of salad niçoise. It's delicious!
Octomore is a whisky that went down so well the last time we had a bottle behind the bar that we've sourced another. Octomore is the world’s most heavily peated single malt. This limited edition by makers Bruichladdich Whisky is something special: “It started out as a late night ‘what if?’ idea after a few drams. What if we distilled the most heavily-peated barley humanly possible, in the tall, narrow-necked Bruichladdich stills? The legendary Octomore, named for James Brown’s farm above Port Charlotte, this is a dram that has taken the world by storm.” Guy
One of our new guest craft ales is Atomic Dark Revolution, a vegetarian, vegan, unfiltered and unfined beer that's naturally golden and cloudy. It's also known as an electrifying session strength pale ale bursting with flavour and made with multiple late hop additions blended with Vienna, Maris otter and Oat malts.
Japanese whiskies are notoriously difficult to find at the moment, so we are honoured to have these three @sunhotelbar. Hibiki Japanese Harmony is a blend of Japanese malt and grain whiskies from Yamazaki, Hakushu and Chita. Presented in the brand's trademark 24-faceted bottle representing the Japanese seasons, this is light, approachable and moreish with enticing notes of orange peel and white chocolate. Founded in 1923, The Yamazaki distillery, Japan’s first malt whisky distillery, has greatly contributed to establishing the celebrated reputation that Japanese whisky has around the world over the years with its high-quality single malt. Yamazaki 12 Year Old was the first Japanese whisky to be given a Gold Medal at the International Spirits Challenge in 2003. But we've saved probably the best story to last. Masataka Taketsuru was born in the coastal town of Takehara in 1895. The Taketsuru family owned a sake (Japanese brew made form fermented rice) brewery that goes back to 1733. Taught early that sake making is a painstaking fine art, Masataka studied diligently and trained at university as a chemist, preparing to carry on the family trade. However, Scotch whisky captured the young man's imagination, as well as the interest of few other enterprising Japanese of that day. He decided to dedicate his life to whisky. In 1916 Masataka travelled to Glasgow to study applied chemistry, married Jessie Roberta (Rita), and moved back to Japan in 1920 where he succeeded in producing Japan's first whisky. Masataka established Nikka because he was determined to introduce his fellow Japanese to the joys of authentic whisky. In the decades since, as his company developed and the enjoyment of whisky became a fixture in Japan, he remained relentlessly passionate about quality. And you can taste that quality and passion in Nikka today.
Coming soon @sunhotelbar!