View Full Version : Cheers from London

01-21-2008, 13:41
Hello there, I'm an American working in London, a bourbon fan but still very much a novice. The price of bourbon here (and indeed the price of any object or service) is somewhat incredible. A 700 mL bottle of Jim Beam White will set you back about 17 pounds (i.e. $34). And it's not even a fifth! Or you can get some even viler Sainsburys stuff for about 10 pounds.

Most pubs will give you JD if you ask for a bourbon, though a few have the real thing -- I recently discovered the Old Queen's Head in Islington has Makers Mark, Knob Creek, Bulleit, Wild Turkey, and Woodford Reserve, a few others I've not tried yet. And they make a pretty good old-fashioned with them too.

Anyway, if there are any other bourbon-lovers in the UK, love to hear where you get your bourbon, preferably somewhere with a good selection and cheap!

Dr. François
01-21-2008, 14:08


I have the good selection part covered for you:

Milroy's of Soho
3 Greek St.
London W1D4N

The shop has a selection comparable to most in Michigan. You still pay for the courtesy of transporting that sweet bourbon from Kentucky. Legend has it that U-Boats still intercept bourbon shipments.

London is a great city. Enjoy it, even if it breaks the bank.

01-21-2008, 15:54
Welcome sir... I will toast to your participation with a little EC12 (I have to make it a double - two new members tonight) :rolleyes:

01-22-2008, 06:02
Lydgate, welcome! I hope you enjoy your stay. I find the group here very helpful and the information unlimited!

As for Beam at $34 bucks :bigeyes: for less than a fifth! We may have to send you a care package from the states :grin: !

Keep us posted on any new finds and favorites!