It’s like drinking whisky in “Highlander.”
Named after a large Scottish island full of picturesque rocky slopes straight out of the movies, Isle of Skye is a new Williamsburg bar featuring stone arches, black leather couches, a brass lion crest over a decorative fireplace — and 130 varieties of single malt Scotch Whiskeys.
Scott Cook, owner of new pub Isle of Skye, boasts of how he turned the once white-walled yogurt shop into a black-on-black bar in his determined effort to make his customers feel like they are really in Scotland and drinking accordingly.
“It took a long time for us to get all of the whiskey over here from Scotland,” said Cook, who speaks in a thick Scottish brogue. “Even the whiskey glasses came from Bowmore.”
The bar — which is open late until 4 am — stocks hard-to-find delicacies including Glenmorangie, Bowmore, and Glenlivet Nadurra. Prices run between $8 and $40 for a shot, and the bar holds free whiskey tastings. The Isle of Skye also carries a variety of whiskeys from other countries including the United States, Japan, France and Wales, as well as many Scottish beers.
Isle of Skye [488 Diggs Ave. between N. Ninth and N. Tenth streets]. Open 4 pm–4 am weekdays, noon–4 am weekends.
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