The owner of Glengoyne and Tamdhu single malts has opened a new whisky bar in Edinburgh in collaboration with two of the city’s established restaurateurs.
Ian Macleod Distillers has launched Cannonball Bar at Victor and Carina Contini’s three-storey Cannonball Restaurant at the top of the Royal Mile.
The bar, which officially launches today (31 May), offers over 120 whiskies plus a range of classic cocktails and Glengoyne whisky cocktails alongside a menu of lunch dishes and light bites.
The venue – a 19th century schoolhouse that takes its name from a cannonball lodged in the exterior wall – will also feature The Glengoyne Room, a private events space for up to 40 people.
Neil Boyd, commercial director for malts for Ian Macleod Distillers, said: ‘The location of Cannonball House is so unique spot [sic] and couldn’t offer a more authentic Edinburgh experience.
‘Our collaboration with Contini is a fantastic opportunity to showcase Scotland’s national drink and we’re looking forward to welcoming the hundreds of thousands of visitors to the capital with a dram of Glengoyne for fans of a Highland whisky, or Tamdhu for Speysiders.’
The bar offers a full list of single malt whiskies and a handful of blends from around Scotland, while the rest of world is represented by three single malt Japanese expressions.
Diners in the Cannonball Restaurant can order a unique tasting menu paired with Glengoyne whiskies.
The Continis also own and operate Contini Ristorante in George Street, and The Scottish Café and Restaurant at the Scottish National Gallery.
Cannonball Bar is the latest addition to a growing number of whisky bars surrounding the Royal Mile, including Amber Bar at the Scotch Whisky Experience, The Bow Bar, The Albanach, Whiski Bar and Whiski Rooms.