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Mackenzie's Whisky Bar, Liverpool Central, Liverpool

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32 Rodney Street
Liverpool
L1 2TP
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Bucking Fastard left this review about Mackenzie's Whisky Bar

The name says it all,come here for whisky but beware the beer.There is a grandeur to the interior with it's high ceiling and impressive windows.However the artwork on the walls is disturbing and offputting,it weird rather than a talking point.There are 5 handpumps ,with three serving on my crawl visit of Sharps Sea Fury,Liverpool Light and Red Star Catch a Fire (out of condition,I left a lot of it).
Stick to the spirits

On 10th July 2019 - rating: 5
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Pub SignMan left this review about Mackenzie's Whisky Bar

Opening in 2015 in a former branch of the HSBC bank, this is a smart, upmarket bar specialising in whisky, with over 200 varieties apparently available. You enter the building through a grand porch with a marble framed doorway which gives way into a smartly floorboarded room with a grey servery running along the right hand wall. The bar has a nice patterned tile floor around it, a marble top counter and a part mirrored, part grey panelled bar back. The large, roughly square shaped, space opposite the bar has two chunky centrally positioned pillars which break up the space nicely. The room has been filled with lots of very smart tables, button backed chairs and a few high and low stools – no expense seems to have been spared on such plush furnishings. Each table has a whisky bottle place on top of it with fresh flowers inside and the walls are decorated with lots of old portraits, mainly to the rear, whilst the rest of the room has to make do with a mix of white and grey high panelling. A further collection of whisky bottles run around the top of these panels and I noticed a nice little fireplace to the front left which had a large screen above showing live football with the sound on. A door at the far end of the bar leads out to a decent looking, partly covered garden strung with copious amounts of fairy lights.
The huge collection of whisky bottles on the bar back grabs the attention on entry, but there are handpulls here too and the cask range on this occasion was Sharps Doom Bar, Red Star Samba, Cross Bay Halo, Stamps Blonde Moment and Titanic Plum Porter. Keg options were a mix of fairly well known international brands and less frequently seen brews although I’m not sure there was anything from a genuine microbrewery. I tried a pint of the Halo for £3.30, which was in good shape and indicative of why the pub has made the cut for the 2017 Good Beer Guide.
This is a very smartly presented bar that still felt very new despite having been open for well over a year now. It felt a bit too upmarket for my liking and I found it difficult to properly relax. It’s obviously a great venue for whisky lovers and the good beer means it would fit in well on a crawl around this part of town, but I can’t imagine enjoying a proper session in here.

On 9th March 2017 - rating: 6
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Real Ale Ray left this review about Mackenzie's Whisky Bar

Situated on the corner of Rodney St and housed in a former ex bank and listed building. This upmarket establishment has a menu of over 200 worldwide whiskies and some of them can set you back £60 a shot. The bar area is on the right hand side as you enter with a marble counter top and painted panelled bar front and tiled floor surround.
Seating in the main lounge consisted of chesterfield settees and leather buttoned captain's chairs and large tables. Other features were marble fireplaces and red crystal glass chandeliers, the flooring was teak. The lighting changed from daylight to evening setting which was subdued and had an orange candle glow to it.
Five handpumps on the bar, so we settled on a George Wright Cheeky Pheasant and Red Willow Feckless, both were in great shape and served by a very knowledgeable barman. If you're looking for a room, you won't get one, as this is not part of a hotel.

On 5th July 2016 - rating: 8
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Liverpool Central Loop Line, 0.44 miles, 8 min walk (show)
Liverpool Central, 0.44 miles, 8 min walk (show)
Liverpool Lime Street, 0.62 miles, 12 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for Mackenzie's Whisky Bar, Liverpool
10th Jul 2019, 17:33
Review submitted by Bucking Fastard
 
9th Mar 2017, 18:38
Review submitted by Pub SignMan

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