After more than two years, Makati’s destination for premium whiskies, spirits and more is finally reopening with a fresh line-up of renowned top-shelf brands paired with an equally enticing and curated food menu. New World Makati Hotel’s Bar Rouge is back to welcome guests starting this Friday, November 4 from 6pm to 1am from Mondays to Saturdays.
Premium brands of over 60 single-malt whisky varieties comprise Bar Rouge’s extensive menu highlighting top-shelf brands from Japan such as Hibiki, Yamazaki, Hakushu, Suntory, Mars, and Nikka. Taiwanese brand Kavalan is also included as well as a range of Scotland-based labels from various regions. From the Speyside region are Glen Elgin, Benriach, Cragganmore, Glenfarclas, Aberlour, Balvenie, Singleton, Macallan, Glenlivet and Glenfiddich. Islands varieties are Tobermory, Ledaig and Talisker while from Lowlands are Auchentoshan and Glenkinchie. Highland brands consist of Glendronach, Stronachie, Dalmore, Dalwhinnie, Oban, Clynelish, Glenmorangie, Old Puteney and Aberfeldy. Completing the lineup are the Islay brands Bruichladdich, Ileach, Bunnahabhain, Lagavulin and Ardbeg.
Aficionados can likewise sample Bar Rouge’s signature whisky cocktails such as the Single Malt Whisky Sour, Sazerac, Perfect Manhattan, Peated Amaretto Sour, Boulevardier, New York Sour, Mint Julep, and Old Fashioned.
Bar Rouge’s refreshed menu by Executive Chef Giovanni Sias was carefully crafted to go well with each of the whisky varieties and cocktails. Bacon-wrapped cheese-stuffed dates with honey whisky, Grilled US striploin cubes with sauteed mushrooms, Pan-roasted chorizo bites with toasted ciabatta, Poached shrimp cocktail with spicy horseradish sauce, Batter-fried onion rings with blue cheese dip, Smoked salmon on rye butter bread, Warm mini quiche Lorraine, and Manchego cheese with warm rosemary focaccia are ideal to pair with any of the drinks available.
Bar Rouge is open Mondays to Saturdays starting November 4, Friday, from 6pm to 1am.