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Pour another round: Two Houston bars named to Gold list of best spots for whiskey in the world

Pour another round: Two Houston bars named to Gold list of best spots for whiskey in the world

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What's the best country in the world for drinking whiskey? According to Whisky Magazine, it's India.

On its fourth-ever list of the "great whisky bars of the world," 74 out of the nearly 200 watering holes earning "Gold" status were on the Indian subcontinent. In comparison, the United Kingdom only boasts 26 gold-status bars and the United States has 37.

That doesn't mean you've got to fly to Mumbai to get a proper pour. In Houston, the Reserve 101 and the Uptown Park location of McCormick & Schmick's were both named to list.

 But that doesn't mean you've got to fly to Mumbai to get a proper pour. In Houston, the Reserve 101 and the Uptown Park location of McCormick & Schmick's were both named to the Gold list.

According to Whisky Magazine, to be considered bars had to carry a range of whiskies, including "at least 10 malt whiskies, three blended Scotch whiskies, one bourbon and one Irish whiskey … overall the selection had to be well balanced." In addition, "the venue must also be proactive in the promotion of whisky … to shout about whisky and encourage new drinkers."

"We have been trying to get on [the magazine's] radar for a long time so to finally be rewarded with Gold among the greatest whisky bars in the world feels absolutely incredible," Reserve 101 partner Mike Raymond said in a statement.

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