There’s no shortage of great options for exploring whiskey in St. Louis. Example: Zach and Mary Rice of the former Three Monkeys opened Black Sheep Whiskey + Wine in the same building in Tower Grove South (3153 Morganford). Their goal is to offer 100 whiskeys and the same number of wines, as well as aperitifs, galettes and entrees. Black Sheep is just the latest addition to the St. Louis scene, however. Here are 10 other great places to sample whiskey across the region.
by Annie Gunn
At the West County staple, pair a whiskey with your favorite cut of steak. End the evening with a whiskey-infused dessert, like the Maker’s Mark Bourbon Crème Brûlée. 16806 Chesterfield Airport Road.
the St. Louis haunt for whiskey and cigar aficionados, this cozy midwestern bar offers a wide variety of bourbons, ryes, and single malts, including unlikely “unicorn” bottles, such as Blanton’s. 316 N. Euclid.
Frazer’s Restaurant and Lounge
For fun whiskey cocktails, head to this corner lounge in Benton Park. The drinks feature an outrageous array of toppings, which are sure to have you glancing at the next table and saying, “Ooh! What is that?” 1811 Pestalozzi.
Hamilton’s Steakhouse & Urban Bourbon Bar
While Hamilton’s is best known for its steaks, the selection of bourbons is also remarkable. Follow the restaurant on social media to be the first to know about whiskey-themed dinners. 2101 Chouteau.
The planter’s house
The popular Lafayette Square establishment sets the bar high for the St. Louis bar scene and boasts an unparalleled whiskey collection. Scotch fans can find nearly every expression of Compass Box at the award-winning bar. 1000 Mississippi.
The house of the rack
Knowledgeable staff can help guide you as you browse the whiskey options. The restaurant also offers a Whiskey Club punch card, which allows customers to work toward whiskey rewards with every payout. 5065 Highway N, Cottleville.
Salt + Smoke
When looking for limited release whiskeys, you might not automatically imagine a local barbecue chain, but popular Tom Schmidt restaurants often offer these finds at reasonable prices. Multiple locations.
The Central West End haunt is a must-visit destination for local and away whiskey lovers. 8 S.Sarah.
Over 120 whiskeys are available at the Midtown Spot, which features a 1930s Art Deco-style lounge. Not sure what to order? Small Batch offers flights of whiskey. 3001 grasshopper.
The whiskey ring
Cherokee Street Whiskey Dive offers a fantastic selection of over 50 whiskeys and a superb cocktail menu. Like any good dive bar, the drinks are strong and affordable. 2651 Cherokee.
Elisa Essner is a member of the Missouri Whiskey Society.