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2 September 2011

Buy whiskies at Milroy's of Soho

Founded in the 1960s by brothers John and Wallace Milroy, Milroy's of Soho, on Greek Street, started life as a wine merchant. However, we are told that as the market for single malt whisky developed, the brothers became London ambassadors, and have been serving the people of Soho with fine whisky ever since.

When your author passed by yesterday afternoon, the shop was just gearing up for one of its regular whisky tastings - at a very civilised 5pm - and the team who manage the store today appear to be just as passionate about good whisky.

The store brands itself as the place to go for whisky in London, and your author is not able to argue, and if budgetary constraints prevent the purchase of anything as pricey as the 50 Year Old Highland Park at £10,000 a bottle, there's always Johnnie Walker miniatures for £2.50 a pop.

For more, see http://www.milroys.co.uk/


  1. I once bought a most excellent single malt Swedish whisky from this shop once. Didn't previously know that the Swedes did whisky, but was pleasantly surprised at the quality.

  2. Yes, they do seem to have a fantastic selection. It was recommended to me by my grandmother, who used to go in the 70s whilst staying with friends in Covent Garden, so it's clearly been good for a while.