This Is the Highest Whiskey Bar in the World
Visitors to Bangkok can now indulge at the world’s highest whiskey bar.
Perched on the 64th floor of the Tower Club at lebua, Alfresco 64 is a new whiskey bar that sits over 800 feet above the ground. Guests at the bar can enjoy views of the Bangkok skyline and the Chao Phraya River while sampling a world-exclusive blend of whiskey.
The bar’s main draw is a limited edition scotch, created by Chivas Regal. It is the first special blend the distillery has created for a specific client in the brand’s 230 years.
The Chivas Regal Exclusive “lebua Blend” contains rare whiskies only distilled before 1985, then finished in a first fill sherry cask. There are only 96 bottles available and they’ll set visitors back $7,000.
The entire bar was designed with an eye for whiskey. The glasses are “designed to highlight the soft hues of your beverage, intensify flavors and aromas, and chill one’s drink without the addition of ice all for a more indulgent tasting,” according to the bar.
The bar is themed to resemble a luxury yacht. The half-indoor, half-outdoor bar has sunken seating and a balcony that looks like the bow of a boat. The VIP room comes complete with a “captain’s seat,” where visitors can pretend to steer a yacht while drinking whiskey. But guests have to buy a bottle before they’re allowed inside.
“It's the only place you can steer a yacht while enjoying your drinks," Deepak Ohri, CEO of lebua Hotels & Resorts, told Forbes.