Get into the spirit
Taking pride of place with the sumptuous whiskey selection is, of course, the pub's front-runner ale, Belhaven Best, along with the Blue Moon wheat beer. If you think you know your bourbon, you may have to think again when you visit The Black Bull. This place has so many American whiskeys, it needs a dedicated menu. You can choose between single-barrel, small-batch and straight varieties or you can take a 'bourbon tour': a four-drink selection letting you taste the subtle differences between brands for yourself. If in doubt, you'll find plenty of detail on the menu about each of the 29 varieties and you can draw on the knowledge of the staff who are only too pleased to help.