VSOP Bar The Marmara Hotel Istanbul
Elegant and refined as a West London members club, V.S.O.P, as its name suggests, specialises in brandy, although you also get a fine selection of Scotch and Irish whiskeys here too. Located in the beautiful Marmara Hotel, it’s actually a library bar, with wood-paneled walls and leather-bound books on its shelves and richly-upholstered antique chairs and sofas to lounge on. The clientele is mix up of wealthy guests and businessmen, but some young Istanbul romantics cozy up over a glass of cognac too, pretending they’re in Mayfair. V.S.O.P - very special old place.