The Golden Promise is La Maison du Whisky’s first bar.
Opened in 2017 in Paris’ second arrondissement, it is home to around a thousand whiskies available to taste in every way imaginable.
The bar’s name is a tribute to whisky’s raw ingredient. Indeed, Golden Promise is the name of a strain of barley that was used in the 1960s to produce Scottish and Japanese single malts. Replaced in around 1985 by more resilient strains with a better alcohol yield, it has remained a favourite with many big names, such as Karuizawa and Macallan.
The first area is a cocktail bar. Here, Amir Enu, the house bartender, offers a menu with six chapters, Manhattan, Whiskey Sour, Old Fashioned, Boulevardier, Morning Glory Fizz, and Godfather. All of these great classics are available in every form. With more than 200 whiskies on the back bar, our mixologist has endless possibilities for expressing his creativity!
After this airlock, another surprise awaits… more than 800 rare and old bottlings are available for tasting by the glass! François Piriou and his associate Clément Gaillard know their subject like the back of their hand and are able to skilfully guide visitors through the official and independent bottlings from the 60s, 70s and 80s. The lounge collection is also home to lots of old blends of unparalleled quality. Here, an area is also dedicated entirely to rare Japanese bottlings. In this room, wooden Noh masks stand guard over dozens of old single casks from Yoichi, Miyagikyo and Yamazaki, as well as many of the greats from Hanyu and, of course, Karuizawa.
Kentucky Single Barrel Bourbon – 51.5%, 70cl
Limited Edition of 225 bottles (around)
Bottled exclusively for the Maison du Whisky’s bar, the Golden Promise, this Blanton’s proudly displays the colours of the Buffalo Trace distillery. Its particularly sunny aromatic and gustatory palette faithfully reproduces all of the flavours and aromas responsible for the renown of the first single barrel bourbon ever created, in 1984.