Very belatedly, bar miyako now has Sazerac rye, the essential ingredient for the Sazerac cocktails that James Bond and Felix Leiter have in the Roger Moore classic, Live and Let Die. With some absinthe, bitters and sugar, the Sazerac packs a spicy punch, so if this is the drink for you, please stop by!
This week, I’m open as usual from 7pm to 1am from Monday to Friday, but will be opening at 8pm on Friday due to a privatclosed on Saturday, February 1 due to special winter Saturday holidays. Apologies for any inconvenience, but I hope to see you all back at the bar during the week!
To commemorate 2020 being the Year of the Mouse in Japan, this week’s spotlight is on a scotch named after a mouse – Douglas Laing’s Highland malt blend, “Timorous Beastie.”
Many of you may know Douglas Laing for its peaty and punchy Islay malt blend “Big Peat,” but Timorous is a sweet, rich, floral blend reminiscent of honey toast.
The name is taken from the poor timorous beastie which has its nest destroyed and life upended by a plough in “To a Mouse,” written by Scottish poet Robert Burns. Why not ponder the fickle fate of mice and men over a glass of Timorous?
It was also pointed out to me that January 25 is Burns’ Night in Scotland, where the poet is commemorated by his fans. Another perfect reason to try some Beastie!
bar miyako is open as usual this week from 7pm to 1am on weekdays and from 7pm to 12 midnight on Saturday. I hope to see you all back at the bar!