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Learning the Angel’s Share in whiskey making

A speakeasy not easy to find

When we visited Hong Kong we found a little speakeasy online situated up a tiny elevator stairwell. Now I say find it, it took almost 30 minutes of trying to open doors and asking people to finally find it. Even the street seller 20 metres down the road had no idea.

Enter the Angel Share Bar

After a elevator ride that reminded me of the Tower of Terror at Disneyland. W entered a corridor with a door which opened up in what we can only describe as a 1950s cigar bar.

Perfect Setting

It’s dim lights, comfy couches and sleek exterior mad for the perfect setting. The most impressive back bar full of bottles and bottles of whiskey from all over the world.

The Angel’s share

Hard to choose what to have the bartender came over and went through the menu, found out our palettes and suggested some drinks. Whilst picking his brain for a while the question came up why is the bar called Angel’s Share ?

So the story of Angel’s Share was told, here is a run down of it. Not wanting to miss out on the fun, the Angels have to have there share as well. This Share is the total amount of distilled spirits that gets lost to evaporation out of the barrel or cask into the air as the ageing process of the whiskey continues. Therefore the Angel’s share was invented.

Angel Share no more

Unfortunately since our visit Angel Share is no more. Maybe it’s the difficulty in finding or maybe the wrong vibe who knows all I know is I loved it and the experience was not only great but a learning curve into whiskey.

The Instagram page is still live take a look for yourselves at this great trendy cocktail bar.

More Hong Kong food and drink

We had some great food and drink adventures around Hong Kong with visits to the ORIGIN Gin bar in the central district where we drank out out of bathtubs, thats right bathtubs catch our ORIGIN post.

Some great food destinations around this amazing city none other than Little Bao and many more from our Hong Kong Food and Drink Guide.

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2 replies on “Learning the Angel’s Share in whiskey making”

I haven’t had much experience with speakeasies, but I did check out a few while in Paris over the last couple of years. It’s the thrill of searching in vain for the entrance, and to finally find it that really pulls you in. Glad you had some fun with Angel’s Share!

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