Whisky bar Black Rock comes to Shoreditch from the people behind Worship Street

Updated 10/3/16 with a look at the menu

It's all about the whisky at the moment - with incoming news that the same people behind the Worship Street Whistling Shop are opening Black Rock, a whisky bar in Shoreditch. 

In that bar, we're to expect a stripped-back space with "a hip-hop, electro-funk soundtrack". But the centrepiece - in a big reference to the aging process - will be an 18ft, 185 year old oak tree-trunk (that's it above). You'll be able to sit on either side, while the trunk itself apparently acts as an interactive cocktail ageing system. Under a glass top, it'll be lined with American charred oak and toasted European oak - with two cocktails being aged down the middle. It sounds mad (in a good way). 

Cocktails include:

  • ”Insta-age” Rob Roy - Redistilled Macallan, vermouth, age drop - £13
  • Campfire - Bulleit, Lagavulin, mallow cha - £10
  • 1 of your 5: Table whisky, cider vinegar, lavender - £8
  • 40 Shades - Black Bush, Granny Smith, fennel pollen - £8

And there are snacks too:

  • Fried oysters (1/2 DOZ) Guinness batter, Kilkeeny cheese - £10
  • Haggis balls - Scotch marmalade - £8
  • Gravadlax - Inverawe salmon, juniper, dill - £8
  • Soda bread - Peat butter £3

Sign us up for the haggis balls for sure...

Obviously there will be MUCH whisky to try outside of the cocktail list with 250+ bottles on view, all available by a simple three-tier price point for a dram. And there will be tastings too.

Black Rock opens 11 March at 9 Christopher Street, London EC2A 2BS. They'll be open 5pm until late Monday - Saturday. For more, find the on Twitter @barblackrock

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