Loa is the kind of urban-chic, trendsetting bar that every pencil skirt in the Central Business District trots to when drinks like the Cosmo and Caipirinha hit New Orleans. Bar manager Chuck Avery’s staff is equally versed in classic cocktails, too, and his shelves are well-stocked with the “manlier” spirits. To prove it, Avery reaches for a 21 Year Old Auchentoshan Lowlands Scotch. “It’s sweet, but there’s some nice peatiness, and it doesn’t make you snarl.” Other single-malt gems among the usual suspects are a 20 Year Old Highland Inchmurrin, a 17 Year Old Lowland Littlemill, and a 15 Year Old Ledaig from the Isle of Mull.
This review appears in the print edition of the August 2008 issue. Like what you just read? Subscribe now.
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