Get Into The Festive Spirits: A Whiskey List for the Season
As the weather turns colder and twinkly lights pop up across the city, it doesn’t get better than relaxing with a comforting glass of whiskey at your favorite West Village bar. This famous drink has found its way into a variety of festive traditions, too, from leaving out a dram for Santa Claus alongside the milk and cookies to cracking open a bottle to welcome the new year.
Here at the White Horse Tavern, it’s no different. New York’s second-oldest bar has had almost 150 years to develop its own festive season traditions, and nothing says cozy winter vibes to us better than an excellent whiskey savored with family and friends.
A Premium Selection on the Rocks
Let’s unpack some of the highlights of our whiskey from our bar menu so you know exactly what to order on your next wintery tavern visit.
Jack Daniel's Single Barrel
Chances are, what comes to mind is pretty close to the Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel whiskey. Known for its nuanced flavor profile, this drink is a premium version of the classic Jack.
Each bottle comes from a single cask selected by Jack Daniel’s master distiller. With its full palate, smokey yet sweet, and a hint of citrus in the finish, it’s a perfect choice for a cold night out.
Jameson Black Barrel
Jameson Black Barrel is known for being the best whiskey for an Old Fashioned, but it’s worth a visit on its own or on the rocks, too. The double-charred barrel aging imparts a richer, more intense flavor, the ideal choice for those seeking a drink with both depth and complexity.
Its palate complements the usual festive flavors with a creamy hint of dates, walnuts, and a dash of cinnamon. A delectable drink from your local West Village bar, the fruity finish echoes the cinnamon spice. Overall, this is a whiskey that feels like Christmas Eve, even when it’s not.
Teeling Small Batch
Craving something a little more out-of-the-box? Our much-loved whiskey bar menu offers Teeling Small Batch Irish whiskeys that may be for you. Teeling takes an innovative approach to the maturing process, using casks that once held bourbon or Central American rum.
This imparts layers of flavor to their whiskeys, blending the bourbon vanillas with the spicy, fruity influence of the rum. This smooth whiskey is a versatile, sophisticated choice for a chilly winter’s evening, one to sip neat or enjoy in a cocktail.
If you’ve never tried Japanese whisky, then Suntory Toki is an unforgettable introduction. The House of Suntory has been crafting world-class spirits for a century, following the Japanese principles of balance and harmony.
Toki means “time” in Japanese, a nod to the whisky’s history, legacy, and pedigree as a blend of whiskies from the Hakushu, Yamazaki, and Chita distilleries. For those who prefer a lighter, more refreshing option for their winter festivities, this whisky delivers, with bright notes of citrus and green apple on the palate and a touch of ginger in the finish.
Raise a Glass to Festive Favorites & Fresh Flavors at the White Horse Tavern
Make the White Horse Tavern your go-to West Village bar this winter. You’re sure to warm up in no time with our whiskey (and whisky) picks, taking some time to connect with friends or family without all the hustle and bustle of the festive season and year-end.
Try these seasonal suggestions, or take a look at our full menu of wines, whiskeys, beers, cocktails, and more for inspiration. Make a reservation or join us on the spur of the moment at one of the most iconic bars in the area and toast to the chilly weather staying outside where it belongs.