Monday, July 16, 2012

Bar review - Campbelltoun Loch (Yurakucho)

After spend quite while a long time at Liquors Hasegawa with a friend, we decided to visit a whisky bar to relax and try some hard to get malts. I decided on Campbelltoun Loch which is located along the train tracks just south of Yurakucho station.

It's very hard to find and the best landmark to help you find it is a green Thai massage sign and one of those barber poles. When you find that then you just go down the stairs. If you can't find the massage sign then just look for Cafe Benisica and it's on the right of that. You will be greeted by a tiny little bar with only around 6 tiny stools that is packed full of bottles on the counter as well as the shelves. When we arrived just after 6:15 on a busy Saturday evening we saw three punters already drinking and chatting to the barman. We took our stools and I started with half a shot of Kilchoman.

Kilcholman feis ile 2012

My friend who is a big Talisker fan tried a shot of Dalwinnie. He leter told me that Dalwinnie was nice but he has yet to find anything to replace his beloved Talisker. The barman is a quiet sort of chap but is quick of offer suggestions if needed. He left us to enjoy our whisky whilst the other customers kept chatting to him. It seems like these guys are regulars.

A dizzying array of bottles.

My next dram was a Douglas Laing bottling of Lagphroaig 19yo. This was just what I needed.

Laphroaig 19

Finally I finished of with a Brora cask strength. A lovely drop that was too.

Brora 32

Campbelltoun Loch is a bar for the serious whisky drinker. It is small and cozy for when you need that solitude to enjoy those high quality drams.

Campbelltoun Loch
Matsui Building B1
1-6-8 Yurakucho Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo

Campbelltoun Loch

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