Hemmes and Merivale launch J&M Whisky Bar inside Angel Hotel

SYDNEY is entertaining some whisky business this week as the Merivale empire opens J & M, an intimate whisky bar on the upper levels of the historic Angel Hotel.

J & M pays homage to John Hemmes, the head of the hospitality dynasty now operated by his son Justin; and his wife Merivale.

Fitted out with velvet, leather, copper, glass, and wood, J & M celebrates it’s decadent history with exclusive whiskies only available from what group bars manager Paul Mant calls the “discreet oasis”.

Highlights from the cocktail menu include the ‘POPSCOF’ — buttered popcorn washed in Chivas Regal 18yo, salted caramel syrup, bitters and Himalayan salt, and the ‘Blood and Marie’ — Chivas Regal 18yo, Cynar, Cherry Heering, Antica Formula, pink grapefruit and cherry dust…..

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