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Celebrate World Whisky Day in Manchester, Liverpool and Leeds


Celebrate World Whisky Day in Manchester, Liverpool and Leeds

World Whisky Day is set to take place this weekend & to mark the big day we have compiled a list of the top three places in Manchester, Liverpool and Leeds to raise a dram and rejoice the water of life. All venues pride themselves on providing patrons with the finest and most exceptional whiskies, plus a pleasing environment to enjoy them in.


MacKenzies Whisky Bar

Recognised widely as one of the best of all the whisky bars in Liverpool, MacKenzie’s is a whisky-lovers heaven, located on the corner of Rodney Street and Hardman Street. This bar boasts a collection of whiskies from all over the globe, which can be enjoyed straight or as a key ingredient to a delicious whisky cocktail.

MacKenzies Whisky Bar


Puffin Rooms

Hidden away in Albany House, the Puffin Rooms is a cosy drinking space with enough whisky to sink a ship – this venue is a place that every whisky drinker should definitely not miss out on.

Puffin Rooms

Whisky Business

This bar has more flavours of whisky than you’ll have ever seen before – their moto is, ‘Shop. Drink. Learn’, with knowledgeable staff on hand to help select a whisky for you!

Whisky Business


The Whiskey Jar:

The name says it all at this whisky wonder, with over 300 to choose from as well as ales, wines and cocktails. The Whiskey Jar is a regular fixture on a Friday night for after work drinks – known for being a great place for a chat with friends with a good atmosphere.

The Whiskey Jar

Roc & Rye:

Opening in 2017, Roc & Rye has been plying many Mancunions with a range of fab cocktails, mostly revolving around whisky & bourbon. This unique coffee & cocktail bar is inspired by the classic American whisky cocktail; from specialist locally sourced coffees, made by trained baristas, to exquisite cocktails created by award-winning mixologists.

Roc & Rye

Britons Protection:

A serious contender in the bourbon department, Britons Protection has a lot of offer and is a lovely traditional pub. They stock over 300 whiskies at any one time, from the standard bottle of Bells that you’d find in any supermarket right up to some of the really rare Scotch and Single Barrelled Jack Daniels.


51% Bourbon:

You can find this bourbon-living hideaway on the second floor above Brooklyn Bar on Call Lane – it’s a treasure trove of American whisky with over 80 bourbons on offer at any one time. They also do their own bourbon masterclasses each of which will give you a chance to try five different bourbons.

51% Bourbon

The Maven:

The Maven bar is Leed’s most characteristic cocktail lounge with a pre-prohibition look and feel, but with a twist. It’s merely a doorway at the start of the street that you can easily walk past – but if you don’t, you’ll find one of Leed’s coolest drinking spots.

The Maven

The Domino Club:

Combine whisky and live music at The Domino Club, an underground jazz bar in Grand Arcade – whilst the bands are playing you can delve into their selection of more than 20 whiskies. Head down on a week night to experience their cost price whisky offer - meaning you can try exclusive bottles like Glengoyne, Bunnahabhain and Caol lla at a bargain price.

The Domino Club