WILD WHISKEY

Show me the way to the next whiskey bar

Where New York - - Insider - Robert Haynes-Peter­son

These days there are lots of spots around town with im­pres­sive whiskey se­lec­tions. But what you’re seek­ing is not just a lot of whiskey (coun­tries known for whiskey-mak­ing in­clude Scot­land, Canada, Ja­pan and Ire­land, and whiskey, by def­i­ni­tion, also means bour­bon and rye). What you want is a bar that re­ally knows its whiskey. Fine & Rare, a hand­some new Mid­town spot, is that place. Owner Tommy Tardie con­verted a plain space into a luxe, mul­ti­level bar decked out with re­claimed wood, and over 1,000 spir­its of all kinds. You’ll find live jazz, cock­tails, whiskey (and te­quila) flights, and a bot­tle keep, where you can store your own bot­tle—with your name hand-stamped on a medal­lion. “I wanted to cre­ate a warm and wel­com­ing en­vi­ron­ment,” says Tardie.—

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