Observed each year on July 27, National Scotch Day celebrates the iconic whisky. There is a new place enhancing the Delray Beach culinary scene. Warren American Whisky, is an “American whiskey kitchen” within a 6,000 square-foot space, with both interior and outdoor spaces. The restaurant features wood flooring, dim lighting, and rich leathers and velvets.
The eatery conforms to theory that to be considered scotch, the elegant and distinctive spirit must be made in Scotland. It must be fermented from malted barley, aged in oak barrels for at least three years and have an ABV or alcohol content of less than 94.8%.
The owner, Jeff John, has the intention with Warren is to pay homage to his late uncle, Warren John. The uncle is described as “an illustrious bachelor, collector of unique artifacts, and lover of fine whiskey and food.” In creating the restaurant, John wanted every detail to work together to honor his uncle’s legacy—and make kindred spirits feel right at home.
The focal point, however, is the old-world whiskey wall—which will feature bottles “as rare as Warren John’s artifacts themselves” and treasures from Jeff John’s ten-plus years of collecting spirits. At 900 bottles, it will be the largest whiskey library in South Florida, not to mention its most impressive: enthusiasts will drool at the sight of some of the rarest whiskeys in the world, including Macallan 50, Double Eagle Very Rare, Michter’s Celebration, the entire line of Last Drop Whiskey, and all vintages of Pappy Van Winkle.Kilt not required.