The Best Whiskey Bars In Singapore

Is Whiskey your poison of choice? If the answer is yes, we don't blame you. After all, this malt liquor makes for the perfect after-work tipple!

In the mood for sipping a really smooth glass of whiskey? Bourbon, Scotch or Rye, you name it—here are some bars that will surely have the labels you’re looking for.

Manhattan Bar

For Artisanal Spirits & Classic Cocktails
Inspired by the Golden Age of cocktails and fine drinking, Manhattan is reminiscent of a grand hotel bar, modern with a touch of old New York glamour and sophistication. What’s more, they’ve consistently been ranked in the World’s 50 Best Bars!

Head over if you’re looking for artisanal spirits and classic cocktails! These are all carefully crafted from house-made ingredients at Manhattan’s in-hotel rickhouse. Try The Omega Glory cocktail that’s inspired by Whoopi Goldberg’s beloved Star Trek character Guinan; this is a clarified milk punch with cognac and bourbon, as well as an added dash of select bitters to top it all off.

Quaich Bar

For Cocktails Crafted From A Single Bottle
Quaich Bar is one of the oldest bars in Singapore and has set the scene for whiskey enjoyment (and appreciation!) ever since they first opened their doors. Stocking more than 500 varieties of fine whiskies, the bar offers a warm respite to anyone looking to savour good whiskey. In fact, if you purchase a bottle of your favourite whiskey, they will concoct 15 different classic cocktails for you!

The Single Cask

For Unique Bottled Spirits
Founded by Ben Curtis, The Single Cask was built on the belief that the search for the perfect dram never truly ends. They’ve made it their mission to seek outstanding individual casks and bottle them as naturally as they can—this means, without filtration, dilution or colouring. Occasionally a rare cask from a lost age will catch their attention so you never know what you might find on their shelves! Swing by to have a gander at the unique casks they’ve brought it and be prepared to sip away at exceptional whiskey.

Signature Reserve

For A Whiskey Omakase
Located at the heart of The Fullerton Hotel, Signature Reserve aims to bring whiskey enjoyment and appreciation to their patrons at an experiential level; one where you get to learn, experience, and explore whiskies from all over the world. After all, they’ve got their very own ‘Whiskey Butlers’ who will take you through a sensory whiskey experience.

But that’s not all, they’re also offering a signature Whiskey Omakase which comes with the very best whiskey and food pairings! If you’re not there for food and are simply keen on exploring whiskies from distilleries all over the world, their Whisky Tasting Flight would be apt for you.

The Macallan

For Exceptional Oak Casks
The Macallan has always had a reputation for exceptional oak casks! As up to 80% of The Macallan’s final character and flavour is determined by cask quality, the oak cask is the most prominent factor in ensuring and delivering the quality and style of their single malt. To ensure consistency, everything is sourced, crafted, toasted, and seasoned meticulously according to the demanding specifications of The Macallan Whiskey Mastery Team.

When you’re in their boutique, give The Boulevardier a shot. This signature serve will transport you back to 1920s Paris as it first appeared in Harry’s Bar Guide back in 1927. Why this specific cocktail? Well, it puts single malt whiskey front and centre and features The Macallan Double Cask 18 Years Old which adds to its irresistibly long finish.

Note: The Macallan Boutique at Raffles Hotel Singapore will be closed for renovation from 11 May to mid August 2023. In the meantime, do visit their temporary store at Unit #01-01 Raffles Arcade, 328 North Bridge from 22 May 2023.