Matt Whiley to open new bar Scout

7th March, 2017 by Lucy Shaw

Cocktail wizard Matt Whiley, aka The Talented Mr Fox, is to open a new bar in Shoreditch called Scout serving seasonal cocktails made with British ingredients.

As reported by Hot Dinners, Whiley will approach the bar the way a chef does a menu, working with local farmers and only using ingredients that are in season.

A revolving list of 10 cocktails will be served at the Great Eastern Street bar alongside beer brewed in house and a small selection of natural wines.

Among the cocktails on Whiley’s debut menu will be hay vermouth with burnt beetroot, horseradish, apple and herb oil; and strawberry wine with gin, lemon balm and whey.

“If it’s not in season in the UK, we won’t buy it. We have amazing produce in this country and I really want to celebrate what’s local, native and seasonal to the British Isles,” Whiley told Hot Dinners.

On the food front, expect the likes of toasted sourdough with house kohlrabi, sauerkraut and London coppa; fried vegetable skins with house seasoning; and pickled celeriac with truffle.

Like Rich Woods of Duck & Waffle and Ryan Chetiyawardana of Dandelyan, Whiley is keen to champion closed-loop cocktails and snacks that make the most of every usable part of each ingredient in order to reduce food waste.

Whiley has impressive cocktail pedigree, having worked at Purl, Worship Street Whistling Shop and Peg + Patriot, and designed the drinks lists for top restaurants including Fera at Claridge’s, Restaurant Story, Rök Smokehouse and Hoppers.

Scout will boast a 10-seat private laboratory that will serve a menu of daily changing drinks including new creations currently in development. The bar will take table bookings but will also reserve space for walk-ins.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Subscribe to our newsletters

Job vacancies

European Brands Sales Manager, Field Sales Managers and Executives

Amathus Drinks PLC
London, Brighton, E Sussex/Kent, Cornwall & Devon, GB

Commercial/Sales Manager

Crush Wines Ltd
Bremhill/Home office, GB

Wine Buyer

Adnams
Southwold, UK

Sales Manager - Scotland

Eurowines Ltd
Scotland

Sales Manager - North-West England

Eurowines Ltd
North-West England, UK

Sales Manager - London

Eurowines Ltd
London, UK

Key Account Manager - Grocery

Australian Vintage Limited
London (Croydon), UK

Key Accounts Manager - Impulse

Australian Vintage Limited
London (Croydon), UK

Business Development Manager

Regency Wines Ltd
North Devon & Somerset, UK

Sales Manager - North East England

Eurowines Ltd
Within 15-20 mile radius of York, UK

National Account Manager

Ehrmanns Wines
London, UK

London Account Manager

The Drinks Club
London, UK

London Sales Executive

Gourvid Limited
London and Greater London, GB

Logistics Administrator

Speciality Drinks Ltd
Park Royal, London, UK

Head of Sales - Hush Heath Estate

Hush Heath Estate
Kent/ London, UK

The Global Merlot Masters 2017

Deadline : 2nd May 2017

db Awards 2017

Deadline : 3rd May 2017

The Global Organic Masters 2017

Deadline : 2nd May 2017

The Global Sparkling Masters 2017

Deadline : 12th May 2017

Click to view more

Global Chardonnay Masters 2016

Now in its fourth year, the competition will identify the best Chardonnay from all around the world in every price range.

Rioja Masters 2016

Now in its fifth year, the competition will recognise and reward the finest Riojas on the world stage.

Fortified Masters 2016

Now in its third year, The Fortified Masters will reward the best fortified wines on offer.

The Global Malbec Masters 2016

the drinks business is proud to announce the inaugural Global Malbec Masters 2016.

Click to view more