Rosso is known as a celeb haunt and a stylish bar but it is also one of the most well stocked bars in Manchester with some rare and exclusive liquors. Il Ripiano – “The Shelf” has a dedicated area in the Italian’s bar book listing over 18 tipples you would struggle to find on their own, let alone housed together in one bar, making it a connoisseurs haven.
A few to point out are:
The John Walker (£175) takes pride of place as only 330 bottles exist of the incarnation from the House of Johnnie Walker, which is crafted from 9 hand-selected casks from distilleries.
Rosso is also home to not one Pappy Van Winkle but the whole family of bourbons, 6 in total. To own one Pappy Van Winkle (£200) is seen as an achievement – the bourbon is so popular it’s been hard to get hold of since 1992. Wall Street Journal was quoted saying even Billionaires struggle to get their hands on it as it’s extremely rare and batches made are small.
The true showpiece of Rosso’s shelf has to be their Remy Martin Louis XIII Rare Cask 42.6 – a most exclusive cask. There’s only 738 of these individually numbered black baccarat crystal decanters that exist and will ever exist. At £750 a shot it’s not a drink for amateurs highlighted by its unique alcohol content.
Here’s a link to the full menu: