October 9th, 2019
Thanks to the newly opened MacMillan Whisky Room, Fairfax locals are now enjoying a boutique whiskey bar. When you walk through the front door you’ll be faced with a 15-foot-high wall of whiskey rising behind the bar (in fact, the whiskey wall is tall enough that bartenders have to use a rolling library ladder to access bottles on upper shelves). As you can imagine, the drink menu is extensive. Handcrafted cocktails get plenty of praise from Yelp reviewers (go for a smoky martini made with scotch or try a classic mint julep with bourbon), but where this place really shines is in its simple pours of quality whiskey. Choose your favorite bottle, or ask the bartender to set up a tasting flight so you can sample several varieties side-by-side.
The food menu includes a number of shareable small plates (try the grilled shrimp skewers), as well as traditional entrees (traditional bangers and mash is a customer favorite).