Swinging saloon doors lead into The Whisky Room, which you’ll find hidden away in the back of Surry Hills’ Clock Hotel. Chesterfields, low lighting, vintage maps and sporting trophies complete the old-timey, Hemingway-esque feel.
More than 100 whiskies are on offer, including those from familiar brands based in iconic destinations, like the Scottish Highlands and the US, as well as a selection of handpicked, boutique drops from Taiwan, Australia and New Zealand.
The whisky-driven cocktail menu is equally a mix of classic and adventurous, with imaginative numbers including the Japanese Plum Sour (Yamazaki, plum jam, fresh lemon, plum bitters and egg white) and the Malt Express (Black Bottle, fresh espresso, vanilla syrup and amaro). Each month brings a new whisky flight, giving you the chance to try three drops for $25.