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Originally from Dubai in the United Arab Emirates, Raju Mirchandani opened two branches of Bar&Books in New York City before a chance encounter led him to Prague.
Mirchandani met Martina Peštová at the Bohemian Hall and Beer Garden, a popular hangout for Czech expatriates in Queens, New York, in 2003.
An interior design consultant who had moved to New York in her teens, Peštová initially worked at Bar&Books in New York before deciding to return to Prague. Mirchandani followed, and the pair opened Prague's first Bar&Books on Týnská street in the Old Town. They have since opened a second location in the Vinohrady district.
Thanks to Peštová's design background, every Bar&Books location shares a distinctive look, with carefully matched design elements throughout.
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Savour the taste of exquisite whiskies in the comfort of one of Prague’s most well-known drinking establishments. Tasting includes the following rare whiskies: Glenfiddich 18y, Tomatin 18y, Old Pulteney 18y, Balvenie Port Wood 21y, Highland Park 18y and Laphroaig 18y.
The Bar&Books establishments are considered among the most luxurious in Prague. The Mánesova location is in the heart of Prague’s Vinohrady district and features a wam and elegant design that evokes the atmosphere of a private club. It’s the perfect ambience in which to sip this hand-selected flight of whiskies while chatting with the always-friendly and knowledgeable bartenders — or with your fellow tipplers. Head to the cozy back salon for a game of billiards or an imtimate chat with a group of friends. Established in 2008 as the second Bar&Books operation in Prague, Mánesova is a comfortable counterpart to the more formal Prague 1 Týnská Bar and Books.
And here's a piece of drinking trivia you can use to impress other bar patrons as you sip your fine spirits... The earliest recorded mention of malt whisky was in 1494 when one busy monk was ordered to make a few barrels of the stuff: "Eight bolls of malt to Friar John Cor, by order of the King, wherewith to make aqua vitae." Since then, malt whisky has continued as a passion of the Scots who still control what the "single malt" designation signifies: whiskies bearing this label must be made in Scotland, in Scottish barrels where it must remain for at least three years and one day.
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