Resembling a private house, the building in which Cask 81 is located is nothing if not modern and stylish. The floor-to-ceiling windows that greet you from the outside offer a glimpse as to what lies behind: a swanky whisky and cigar bar that takes the word Ã¢â‚¬Å“understatedÃ¢â‚¬Â to a whole new level. The atmosphere at Cask 81 is classy, much like the decor of tan leather couches, sleek wooden floors and tabletops.
As the name would suggest, this venue takes its whiskies (particularly of the aged variety) very seriously. Proudly displayed like trophies behind the long wooden bar, Cask 81Ã¢â‚¬â„¢s wide collection of international whiskies can be enjoyed by the glass or bottle and the more-than-friendly bar staff are happy to help you choose your favorite. And it isnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t just spirits that the staff are adept at pouring – they also pride themselves on making a mean selection of coffee drinks, including frappes, espressos and even iced cappuccinos with a shot of added whisky (what else?).
For the non-drinkers, thereÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s some deliciously fruity smoothies and mocktails and if all this sipping whets your appetite for something more, thereÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s a modest food menu including bites like buffalo wings, glass noodle salads and fish rolls. As if that wasnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t enough, Cask 81 also features live piano music at the weekends – a perfectly classy accompaniment to the Ã¢â‚¬ËœloungeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ feel of this gorgeous split-level venue.