If you seek brown spirit recommendations from very knowledgeable spirit experts, come to Brandy Library. This upscale lounge first opened in 2004 and has a dimly lit, amber-hued ambience with a library of hundreds of bottles ranging from daily drinkers to exceptionally rare (some priced at more than $1,000 a sip). It’s been called the “temple of fine liquor” and is regarded as one of the most refined lounges in the city. On the menu, there are cognacs, Armagnacs, whiskies from around the world, mezcal, tequila and rum. Search for your preferred beverage in the leather-bound menus, or ask an expert who can find exactly what you’re looking for. The choices might be overwhelming, but rest assured they will match your preferred flavor profile. There are also more than 100 cocktails if that’s more your style. When you come, expect jazz music playing or live piano on select nights. If you want to learn more about spirits, they also offer spirit school seminars.
25 Moore St, New York, New York 10013
+1 212 226 5545, brandylibrary.com