The Grill - Aberdeen - Founder Member of the Scottish Whisky Trail
The Grill which is situated on Union Street in Aberdeen is a Scottish traditional pub dating back to 1870 when it was a restaurant. Shortly after opening it was converted to a bar and since 1926 it has not change much. It has a long counter bar and is one of Scotland's leading whisky bars with their selection of whiskies including many old and rare single malts that are not available to buy in any other bar in the world. These malts are from the main Scottish distilleries dating back to pre-1939. These include 65 year old Macallan which can be bought over the counter. It is very unuausal to have such an old dram available as it was distilled in 1938. Others include a 50 year old Macallan and a 50 year old Glen Grant, a 40 year old Highland Park and a 40 year old Laphroaig, a 39 year old malt from Bruichladdich.
In the bar they have a selection of nearly 600 whiskies from Scotland and around the world and with their team of enthusiastic and educated staff dispense in excess of 42,000 drams of Single Malt Scotch alone last year and would be an excellent place to spend a couple of hours just looking at the bottles and trying different types of malts that you could only dream about consuming. The hardest task is choosing the malt for you as their as many malts that are simply not available anywhere as the distilleries have closed down.
It is also a proud founding member of Whisky Trail Bars. With this trail famous around the world it is a must visit if you are in the Aberdeen area. Many generations of Aberdonians have drank their favourite drams at the Grill and as this bar is a former winner of Whisky Magazine's World Whisky Bar of the Year. If you have any experiences of The Grill in Aberdeen and would like to share with Planet Whiskies please send us an email and you will post your comments onto this page.