I’m just coming back home to France after a sunny escape in Malta – where I stayed a couple of days to discover what the Mediterranean island had to offer in terms of scenery, culture & history but also to dive into the local food & drink scene… You know me, no trip would be complete if I hadn’t been scrupulously looking out for the best whisky hotspots this beautiful part of the world had in stock 😀
Unfortunately, I could only find 2 great whisky spots for you this time, but the good news is: you can start packing your stuff because you’ll surely be able to quench your malted thirst in Malta!
StrEat Whisky & Bistro
Address: Strait St, Valletta, Malta
Buzzing and vibrant, StrEat will satisfy the most discerning whiskey lovers’ palate – and entertain anyone else simply looking for a good time.
Step down into its cave-like interior to discover a whiskey menu that’s unrivalled on the island, an enticing selection of creative and expertly executed cocktails – and excellent food on the doorstep outside. Expect a lively night – especially on Sundays when the bar draws in a younger crowd. This establishment knows how to get the party going. (read more)
Charles Grech Café & Cocktail Bar
Address: 10 Republic St, Valetta, Malta
Phone: +356 2122 8848
Not the most impressive whisky selection but a refined/classy/stylish atmosphere that would definitely suit your inner gentleman side!
Founded in March 1881, the legacy of the House of Charles Grech began with one man’s return to his homeland after a distinguished career in Britain’s Royal Navy. The titular Charles Grech set up a small tobacconist and bottle shop on Republic Street, taking great care to select the finest products on the market. His dedication to his work attracted the custom of Malta’s elite and the business grew quickly.
Even through the dark days of World War II, while the threat of bombs was ever present, the doors remained open to his valued patrons – business as usual. This commitment to quality has come to define the institution that Charles Grech has become. It is a trait that has been passed down through generations and recognised by renowned brands the world over, making Charles Grech synonymous with luscious wines, fine tobacco and smooth spirits.