The Many Tastes of Whisky at Jackson & Rye

Hidden in the city, on Old Jewry, Jackson & Rye looks pretty friendly from the outside, and it is gaining a reputation as a place to get some seriously hearty, home cooked American grub.


Upon entering, the atmosphere, chilled lighting and booths lend themselves to a very sociable vibe. After all, after work American nibbles and drinks- what’s not to like?

However, along with the bottles of fizz and cocktails, it also has a very impressive selection of whiskies. Eight of which I sampled on the new Wednesday Flight Night, and lived to tell the tale!

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It’s no secret, I am partial to a whisky. Usually mixed with ginger, and have no brand loyalty- whichever one that is a double for single in Happy Hour! But Flight Night at Jackson & Rye is hoping to educate whisky fans on the nuances of our American cousins, and the fine Rye they produce.

As an accompaniment to food, or to appreciate as a chaser, the Wednesday night Flight Night will be offering tasters who have a deep and earthy palette, who will love the peppery spice, through to smoky shots with a kick, sweet lovers will love the butterscotch, honey and banana flavours, and of course, there is the more traditional East Coast American Bourbon.

With super friendly staff on hand to advise you, I was tempted to pick my favourite as being the bottle I liked best! And that has nothing to do with the fact I tried eight different brands (honest).

Whiskey connoisseur me? Hmmmm, I’ll just have to go back and test my knowledge on another day….

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Flight Night available for £9.95 at all Jackson & Rye brasseries across London, and is highly recommended with some indulgent American food.

Jackson & Rye.
56 Wardour St, Soho, London W1D 4JF
Phone: 020 7437 8338

Sara Darling, is Fashion and Content Editor of 55Factory, a freelance stylist and fashion, lifestyle and travel writer. Having worked with a cross section of celebrities including Ana Matronic, Alexandra Burke, Eliza Doolittle, Craig Roberts and Will Poulter as well as for Channel 5’s CBB and E! Entertainment, she also regularly shoots fashion both here and abroad. . Her commercial clients include Reebok, Gossard, Godiva and Foot Locker and an array of videos ranging from The Arctic Monkeys, The Freemasons, VV Brown and Vanquish. No stranger to the media, Sara was featured in a 'Women in Fashion' TV documentary on Sky and participated in Twiggy's reality show "Frock Swap" show on BBC2, gaining the top title "Top of the Frocks"; She has also been filmed for a “A day in the Life” for cable TV. With her written work featured in Fault, Drafted, Beige and MSN Style, you can follow her on twitter @fashion_darling


  • Reply March 15, 2017

    Josh at LOOKDWN

    Great post Sara. It was a great night wasn’t it! I may now be a real whiskey convert. Check out my post as well if you get a chance

  • Reply April 6, 2017


    It surely was! Hope to see you on the circuit somewhere else Josh 🙂

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