Help Me Design My Whisky Bar!
I have been a scotch drinker for roughly ten years and have made many trips to Scotland to help develop my knowledge. The trips were actually for work but when you also get to learn about something you like, you overlook the work part!
I recently visited the house of our wine club leader and was very impressed with his wine storage closet. I was roughly 6' x 7', climate controlled and held several hundred bottles. Since I enjoy whisky a lot more than I enjoy wine, I became motivated to expand my wet bar to include a whisky display. The pictures below show my current wet bar. My plan is to build an extension to the bar on the wall to the left. Instead of just having the bar on that back wall, have it turn 90 degrees and cover that blank wall also. (The wall with the picture).
Now for the fun part. I would like feedback and tips from fellow whisky enthusiasts to help me design this display/whisky bar. I will do most of the work myself and I will document the project and post it in this forum. You will get to help design it and see it some to life.
Now for the specs (I may even rip the current wet bar out and start over instead of just adding on):
1) Lighted areas to highlight some of the nicer selections
2) Modify the sink area to include filtered water, rotate the sink
3) Glass doors covering the storage areas for additional aesthetics
5) Counter space for tastings
6) Maybe a built in ice sink with a drain to hold opened white wine
7) Upright and tilted storage for other liquors
8) Lots of accent lighting
9) A way to lock or hide the really nice stuff but also be able to display it with minimal effort
1) Since all of the cabinets in house are white I really need to stay with that style. I would like dark wood, but my wife retained one veto item and that was it.
2) The new cabinet can't be any deeper than 20". I want to keep 4' of walk way to the next room.
Budget isn't much of an issue. Since I will build the cabinets myself, you can get really fancy and it is still cheap.
I look forward to the ideas and can't wait to get started!
Click on the pictures to magnify them.
Last edited by GT11; 05-14-2013 at 04:10 AM.