Polly Bar

Summer Cocktail Menu Additions

Introducing Polly Cocktail Bar's new additions to our summer 2018/2019 cocktail menu.   Watermelon Fling Step into spring, with this cute wee fling. Zesty mint accompany’s fresh watermelon with a delicious backbone of Bombay Dry gin and lemon, egg white for lightness topped with a playful dash of prosecco for a fantastic springtime fizz. Ask for it to be made Vegan! Frenzy Hakagure or Frenzy, we couldn’t think of a better way to describe how much you’ll love this drink. Beautifully citrus forward Settlers Yuzu Gin, bolstered with lemon juice, supplemented with Cherry Heering and Apricot liqueur and our in house Earl Grey and Mandarin shrub. All of this is topped with a beautifully rich egg white foam. Vegan? No problem, we can substitute the egg white. Low Hanging Fruit How low can you go? This beautiful...

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Ruth – Polly’s Second House Blend

Polly's second house blend has been named Ruth after the drama-filled process of her creation. Ruth is a blend of barrel-aged vodka and Connemara peated Irish whiskey. The vodka was then barrel aged for 5 weeks, blended with the whiskey and bottle conditioned for 4 weeks. The resulting nose is charred oak, fennel and sweet apricot.   About Polly's Ruth: Taste: the peat smoke from the whiskey has been almost entirely converted to charcoal and charred oak; the body is oily, smoked, caramelised fruit, with a salty dry finish.   About the real Ruth: The second of Polly's house blend has again been named after one of the famous Ziegfeld Follies - Ruth Etting. Ruth had an interesting upbringing, coming to the big smoke to find her fortune. During her career she recorded many of the...

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Meet Hazel – Polly’s first Barrel House Blend

Polly's House Blend (PHB) is a program of barrel ageing and blending spirits to create a singular, limited, unique offering which is served on its own or with a mixer. The idea is based on appreciation for the huge amount of time, effort and skill that has gone into making each product we sell, and presenting it in a new light.   This is distinct from barrel ageing classic or original cocktails. PHB is primarily concerned with creating new ways for guests to experience spirits. Carefully selected, high-quality spirits, amaros and liqueurs are paired, then barrel aged for up to 4 weeks. The resulting blend is then drawn from the barrel and sealed until called for.   The blend typically coalesces into a smoother, much more integrated version as the spirits rest in the barrel....

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Meet The New Whisky Arrivals

We have been slowly adding to our back bar of whisky over the last month and while there are too many products to mention we decided to touch base and let you know of some of the rare gems that we have recently added. These new additions include everything from local once off bottles, to new age whisky from India, moonshine and premium Japanese whisky. Dave, Polly’s bar manager has tasted all these drops over the last week and has also provided some tasting notes for his favourites. In addition to adding new whiskeys to the back bar we have also re-imaged our whisky classes, now with 7 to choose from. From classes that are ‘Straight from the Barrel’ exploring whisky in its purest form, ‘Aussie As’ celebrating some homegrown heroes, and...

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