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scotch in beantown

richard j Feb 9, 2007 08:47 AM

what restaurant/bar in the boston area has the best selection of single malt scotches?

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    icculus Feb 9, 2007 09:23 AM

    The Oak Bar is at the Fairmont Copley Plaza. They do a nice job with cocktails, can't comment on the scotch tho.

    1. hiddenboston Feb 9, 2007 09:11 AM

      Not the best, but if you want something a bit more laid back and low-key than the upscale steakhouses (which are definitely good choices), there is The Last Hurrah at the Omni Parker House. I've had many a scotch there!

      1. MC Slim JB Feb 9, 2007 09:56 AM

        Luxury hotel bars are the obvious answer. A few I know that have good single-malt selections include the Bar at the Taj (the old Ritz-Carlton), Rowes Wharf Bar at the Boston Harbor Hotel, and the Bristol at the Four Seasons. If you like cigars, Stanza dei Sigari in the North End is a cigar parlor with a decent selection.

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          Bostonbob3 Feb 9, 2007 10:39 AM

          Strangely enough, Turner Fisheries has an excellent selection.

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            fenian Feb 9, 2007 07:10 PM

            Rialto has very high-end selections.

            1. MichaelB Feb 10, 2007 04:47 AM

              I wouldn't eat much there, but if you're looking for old-school, I think Doyle's in JP has a pretty extensive selection of single-malts.

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                jajjguy Feb 10, 2007 09:41 AM

                Indeed they do! The food isn't bad as long as you know what you're getting, very traditional un-fancy New England Irish. Can be quite tasty. (I havent' been there in years, but I doubt it's changed much.)

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                chefaa Feb 10, 2007 05:07 AM

                The Capital Grille on Newbury Street has a great selection of single malts for your sipping pleasure.

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                  richard j Feb 10, 2007 09:11 AM

                  thanks to everyone for the great ideas. maybe i will try them all! (on different nights!)

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