When you think about whisk(e)y a lot of things probably come to mind. You might conjure up images of the rolling hills along the countryside in the Highlands. You might imagine big white buildings nestled along the coast of Islay. You may even picture the towering rickhouses throughout the landscape of Kentucky. But, I bet most of you don’t think about the arch stretching high above the Mississippi River. Well, I’m going to do my best to change that over the next few weeks.
St. Louis has a lot to offer the whisk(e)y fanatic in each of us. And, as a someone who lives about 2 hours away, I’ve had the fortune to take in this grand scene a few times this year. Along the way I’ve discovered some fantastic people, places, eats, and tipples. The first stop along the way was Gamlin Whiskey House.
Gamlin Whiskey House (Gamlin) is the creation of Derek and Lucas Gamlin. These brothers have been at the forefront of the dining and drinking scene since 2004. With their latest establishment they offer the world a chance to experience a “drinking establishment unlike any other in town.”
Gamlin is located in the Central West End of St. Louis. The Central West End is a nook in the city that offers fantastic eats, drinks, and shopping. It is the perfect place to meet up with a few friends. Gamlin is at the heart of this meeting place. It is located on the corner of Euclid and Maryland which is the perfect place to sit out on their patio and watch the scene unfold in front of you.
Their whisk(e)y menu is extensive to say the list with over 200 offerings from all ranges. Scotch, Irish, Japanese, and American Whiskies abound. However, not only do they have great tipples, but they have some fantastic eats. From steaks to fish and mussels to pot pie, they take farm-to-table to a whole new level and there is sure to be something everyone will enjoy.
Gamlin Patio Steak – Not the best item on the menu but not bad.
Gamlin Crème Brûlée – The perfect end to a dinner!
Now, all this being said, be ready to drop a dime or two on the ticket. But, also know, it is well worth it because as you sit on their patio or in their dining room and you eat, drink, and converse, you will be sure to enjoy every minute of the experience. I will be back the next time I get a chance. There are more tipples and more eats in which I have to partake.
So, head on down to St. Louis’ Central West End and enjoy a fine evening at the Gamlin Whiskey House. You will be sure to have a fabulous time!
Next Time On T&T
In my next two posts I will review the two tipples I had at Gamlin Whiskey House: Stanahan’s Colorado Whiskey and Coulter & Payne’s Missouri Bourbon Whiskey. So, stay tuned and cheers!