Loads of Character

A pair of whisky and cigar bars that define elegance and sophistication

Serving an array of rare and fine whiskies, the second outpost of Character Whisky & Cigar Bar is an exclusive lounge set on the 32nd floor of the Compass Skyview Hotel. The first Character bar opened in the Anantara Hotel Siam, a smaller, ground-level cove, perfect for hiding away with the newspaper, a cigar in one hand, a tumbler of whisky in the other. The second outpost followed a few months later, adding, this time, a breathtaking panoramic view of Bangkok—especially superb on the outdoor terrace.

I take my seat inside, on one of the plush, leather armchairs and study the extensive index of whiskies (over 100 stocked), running through with my finger, pretending that I know what I’m doing. Prices range from B250 to B3,000 for a glass, so I’d better. I stop at ones with names I can pronounce, then tap on the description confidently, “Yes, yes, that one, please. Very good…

Original published: 2018-05-15 18:42:30 Read the full Bangkok News here


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