A place that does not require bringing your hip flask
Yes, I know, but I have to admit there are such places. Mac & Wild in London is definitely one of those.
Few months ago we all went out on SWIG Flasks night out. To cut the story short we all got very merry and David said that there is a rain dear on a pavement. Now, we were in central London - but then again, nothing surprises me in London anymore. So with an uneven walking balanced we have moved forward to what looked like a rain dear. This is what we found.
Yup, it is David holding his SWIG hip flask next to a real size rain dear outside of a Scottish restaurant called Mac & Wild, what a random find. Since then I wanted to try this place out. It looked like they had an amazing selection of Whisky.
Two months later Lucy and I finally decided to try it out. I don't want go on too much about how much I have enjoy it as you should try it out yourself. But there are fe simple facts why this place was preaty special.
Their whisky choice
Their whisky menu was pretty impressive, but beyond the wide range of choice of lovely single malts they actually pair each of their dishes with a whisky of their choice. So if you feel like it you can get each of the food items on the menu with a different whisky. They also make some insane whisky cocktails. I had the forager. It was like an old fashioned but less complex and smoother. It was like little drops of heaven. Drop, drop, drop. My immediate thought was, this is very hip flask friendly drink. Here is how the guys and Mac & Wild describe it.
"the forager £8 “foraging” /‘fawr-i-jing’/ noun the acquisition of food by hunting, fishing, or the gathering of plant matter a smooth blend of auchentoshan triple distilled lowland whisky, foraged pine leaf tincure, double infused heather honey & barrel aged bitters"
They have few more cocktails that I have not tried but they look pretty good. Here they are:
auld pal £8 pal /‘pal’/ noun -a very close, intimate friend; comrade; chum. elegant and floral, ancnoc 12 highland whisky, chamomile & gorse flower tincture, dandelion & burdock bitters, bianco vermouth & suze liqueur make this perfect aperitif.
ginger laddie £8 laddie /‘ladi’/ noun - a boy or young man (often as a form of address). bruichladdichs fantastic port charlotte barley whisky is mixed delicately with oloroso sherry, ginger, sweet vermouth, orange peel and barrel aged bitters.