With the sun now revving into third gear, the streets are slowly beginning to become a free gallery space for unkempt British bods. Feet still fluffed with moistened sock, corn beefy legs which have yet to have their first roasting and bingo wings making their first foray into the sunlight. Its not pretty.
Luckily The Vaults at Milroys provide some rest-bite for the slinker more shadow dwelling Londonite. The premature shoe-to-flip flop switchers have kindly free’d up some seats at the bar. Simply slip through the store and push the bookcase to enter the devious little drinking den.
Brain child of 28 year old Simo, the young entrepreneur behind The Coal Vaults (Wardour Street), has dropped the coal and moved the “The Vaults” as its now called, to a new home underneath his recently acquired Whisky shop, Milroy’s.
As London’s oldest and wisest Whisky specialist, Milroys and its reputation is something Simo is keen to preserve. He has done so by offering punters a selection of over 250 whiskies and the expertise of his in store grey matter (who are much more genius than Apples).
Mixing and blitzing Simo has created a gallant list of drinks for real men and real women. Friday nights favourites includes the Colombiana which is their smooth take on an espresso martini (vodka, espresso, amontillado sherry, peaty scotch, honey).
All drinks served at The Vaults had a kick, with the Mezcalito really hitting the spot; mezcal, reposado tequila, grapefruit, lime, maraschino, agave syrup with a black sea salt rim and garnished with a blackened section of blood orange.
After all that whiskey swigging, your tapeworm is bound to be wiggling and lucky The Vaults offer a mean cheese and charcuterie platter, ideal for sharing.
Shelter from Aprils showers and of course the potential unsightly inhabitance, whilst cluing-up on whiskey this spring.
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