March 04, 2024

The Fox Bar & Cocktail Club, a moody, gorgeous and intimate bar in East Nashville, has more than 400 bottles of liquor, 155 of which are American, European, Canadian and East Asian whiskies. At only 42 seats, that might be the most extreme ratio of bottles to guests, said beverage director Laura Unterberg. Some of her favorites in the whiskey collection are Kavalan Distillery ex-Bourbon Cask, a Taiwanese whiskey, and Old Overholt 10-year Cask Strength. She also likes Jacob’s Pardon 18-year corn whiskey, an example of the growing trend of light whiskey. It packs a wallop at 142 proof.

"As an Executive American Whiskey Steward and spirits nerd, I always try to find the cool, rare and unusual for The Fox, especially where whiskey is concerned," she said. This bar is one of the few in the country to offer the unaged Irish whiskey Poitín, something like a moonshine. It also offers exclusive-to-The Fox single barrel picks. Even with all of that to choose from, it's worth noting that the well-made cocktails, are not to be missed. (2905B Gallatin Pike,