Whisky at The Bookworm

Did you know we have more than 30 whiskies on our shelves — including rare Scotches, Japanese single malts, Irish whiskey, handcrafted small-batch American whiskeys, and a Welsh single malt (among others) — plus several more available by request? This page is for lovers of that most essential water of life. Click on the pictures to explore further!

Craft Whiskeys from Oregon

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We have three phenomenal craft whiskeys from Oregon that are handcrafted and small-batch:

Henry Du Yore’s Bourbon (65 RMB): A premium American bourbon (at least 51 percent corn and aged at least two years in new barrels) with a spirited twist, containing influences of rye and barley. Named after the moonshiner Henry du Yore. Wine Enthusiast gave this straight bourbon 93 points and named it one of the Top 50 Spirits of 2013.

Whipper Snapper (50 RMB): Made from 79% Kentucky white dog corn whiskey and 21% malted barley whiskey, this spirit defies classification — it is, in fact, not exactly a bourbon but a “spirit whiskey,” aged one to three years in Pinot noir and American whiskey barrels (in fact, eight barrels are used for each bottling). The result is utterly unique.

McCarthy’s Oregon Single Malt (70 RMB): A diamond among gems: McCarthy’s is an American single malt made using peated barley from Islay and aged for three years in Oregon. It scored an astounding 96 out of 100 on Jim Murray’s Whiskey Bible 2008, and was praised by renowned whisky expert Michael Jackson as one of the “Ten Best American Whiskeys” in 2004.

Whisky Flights

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Three-whisky flights are always available at The Bookworm. Please see our menu here. If you’re looking for a novel gift idea, our Whisky Flight Gift Vouchers are available at the bar.

We provide our regular 35 mL pours for each of the whiskies in these flights.


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(If gin is more your thing, we have you covered.)

Upcoming Events

Tue 12 Jul 19:30 Green Drinks Film Screening of “Black Gold”

On Tuesday, 12th July at 7:30pm at the Bookworm, Green Drinks(Beijing) will be screening ‘Black Gold’, a film that shows the plight of Ethiopian coffee farmers. While we continue to pay for our lattes and cappuccinos, the price paid to coffee farmers remains so low that many have been forced to abandon their coffee fields.

Wed 13 Jul 19:30 Beijing Postcards present: the Story of Tiananmen, Gate of Heavenly Peace

Tiananmen: Gate of heavenly peace. Join us as Beijing ostcards takes us through the history of this world famous monument and learn how Tiananmen Gate become the most important piece of architecture in modern China.

Thu 14 Jul 19:30 Advising the Next U.S. President on China

Elizabeth Economy, director for Asia studies at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York and a member of Hillary Clinton’s Asia Policy Team, will offer her insights into the recent debates taking place in the U.S. on our China policy framework, and what the next U.S. president’s approach to China might look like.

How to find us?

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Building 4, Nan Sanlitun Road,

Chaoyang District, Beijing

100027, P.R China

Tel: (010) 6586 9507

Email: [email protected]

Web: http://beijingbookworm.com