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Malted Shopping Guide #5: The Bon Vivant’s Companion


Another episode of my Malted Shopping Guide today, bringing you to one of Edinburgh’s boozy hidden gems, far from your usual whisky-for-tourists Royal Mile store, The Bon Vivant’s Companion is definitely a must-visit – especially for the aspiring bartenders (in need of some uncommon bitters or weird spirits for your cocktail experiments? This store may turn into heaven!).

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The Bon Vivant’s Companion opened its doors in May 2011. Situated next door to the award winning The Bon Vivant bar and restaurant, it is a modern take on a traditional wine & spirit merchant offering independent fine wine, spirits, beers & other specialist libations. The Companion is focused on personal service & staff are well-informed & welcoming.The Companion has a secret event space that pops-up an array of bespoke events throughout the year such as wine tastings, product launches & private masterclasses.



Address: 51 Thistle St, Edinburgh EH2 1DY
Phone: 0131 225 6055
And as usual, here are some personal inside pics!

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