Milroy’s to open new shop in SpitalfieldsBy Amy Hopkins
London institution Milroy’s of Soho is set to open its second permanent site in Spitalfields later this year.
Said to be the capital’s oldest whisky specialist retailer, Milroy’s opened its first shop on Greek Street in Soho in 1964 – where it remains to this day. The site also serves up mixed drinks at its hidden basement bar, called The Vault.
Opening in late September, the new site will be based in a townhouse at 76 Commercial Street in Spitalfields. It will span over four floors and have a capacity for 140 people, encompassing a specialist whisky bar – which will house the UK’s largest whisky selection – cocktail bar and a private members’ club with a cigar terrace and personalised whisky lockers.
“I am extremely excited to be launching this new site and introducing new people to Milroy’s and what we stand for in the world of whisky,” said Martyn Simpson, managing director of Milroy’s.
“We believe whisky is for everyone, taking away the pretension and stigma, as the Milroy’s brothers did when they first brought single malt to London. This new site will showcase our true passion.”