Alex Mennie Posts

30 November 2020 / Features

Perhaps the whisky world is ready for chocolate-rich roasted malt, fermented for three weeks, cut at a dangerously early point and then aged in a white port or Tokaij cask. Perhaps not. But wouldn’t it be fun to find out?

23 November 2020 / Fiction
13 August 2020 / Bar Reviews

 

There’s a seat in this bar that’s the perfect place to sit if you’ve ever dreamed of being a private investigator in film noir classic. You can recline in your wicker-weaved chair, or rest your forearms on the cold marble table.

19 June 2020 / Restaurant Reviews

The liberal application of stained glass and gothic windows, as well as the grand luxury of the Lough Bar (once the chapel), will leave you feeling regal and bordering on saintly for the duration of your stay.

14 April 2020 / Bar Reviews
3 April 2020 / London

You have to judge your audience before you start discussing terroir. Pick the wrong time or place and you could end up with a reputation for pomposity, verbiage and downright pretension. In the right circumstances though, it’s the only word that works.