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It all began with a naughty lad from Leith who used to get himself into trouble in the streets of Edinburgh, fueled by whisky. An English rose whipped him into shape, and as the apples don’t fall far from the tree, the next generation of Scottish hooligans came by their love of whisky and gins naturally. Mixing their love of Bali and passion for the finer spirits and drams, as well as fine unconventional bars, The Howff was born through a labour of Scottish love.
Tucked away under The Deck café & bar from the Island bustle is an authentic Scottish experience. For a wee dram or a gin globe of the finest calibre, this unique dungeon bar on the rocks over the sea is the first in its class on Nusa Lembongan. Whet your tastebuds with a plethora of single malts, as well as a unique gin menu of underground, speakeasy finds. Unique pairings served with class by a touch of Scottish-Balinese character, The Howff is the “secret meeting place” where the old school British West meets in the South East.
Conceptualized by Scots, this unique whisky list will make any connoisseur thirsty. A strong selection of Islay, Lowland, Highland, Speyside, & Island single malts, with some Japanese & Australian varietals, these are those malts that are off the beaten track & hard to find.
An international collection of gins, these are served “Spanish Style” with house-dried garnishes to complement the unique gin botanicals. A little taste of Bali to enhance the gins, enjoyed purely on their own or with a tonic, these are more than just your standard juniper berry gin.
The Art of The Howff Cocktails designed by our Italian mixologist, trained and experienced in the finest of speakeasys and bars in Italy, London & throughout New Zealand. Luca Rosignoli raises the cocktail bar using foundations such as house-infused chamomile vodka with emulsified egg white, to smoking a Speyside whisky right before your eyes, and jalapeno-infused tequila with a side of Howff-made ginger sweetness. All named after unconventional Scots, the ingredients fit their story to complete the Art of The Howff Cocktail experience.
The Countess of Ross
History hides the pages of its woman warriors, and although not much is known about the Countess of Ross, what we do know is that in 1297, she led her own troops during William Wallace and Andrew de Moray’s battles with the English while her husband was held prisoner in the Tower of London. Refreshing as a woman warrior.
Berry Tea Infused Gin, Homemade Orange Peel Syrup, Blue Curacao & Tonic Water
The Lossie Haze
Crafted from the pure waters of the River Lossie in North East Scotland, the Speyside whisky adds a smoothness to this hazy, smoke & wood-plank infused cocktail.
Glen Moray Speyside Whisky, Homemade Orange Peel Syrup, Angostura Bitters
The Potion of Isobel Gowdie
The Queen of Scottish witches, the spicy Isobel Gowdie (1632 – 1662). When she was caught at the end of the witch-hunts, this spell-binder’s confession was given up without any torture, and gives us details like no other into European witchcraft. Fiery lass for a fiery cocktail.
Jalapeno Infused Tequila, Homemade Ginger Syrup, Mint, Fresh Strawberry
Frank McPhee (1948-2000), a Glasgow gangland boss, was hunted and murdered while his son watched over a 5,000£ contract on his head for trying to work his way into the drug trade controlled by Irish terrorists. Cocktail Boss.
Glenfarclas Speyside Whisky, Homemade Balsamic Reduction & Simple Syrup.
The Sweetness of Marion
The love of William Wallace’s life. Marion Braidfute (1276-1297) and Wallace married in secret to protect her from the medieval law “Prima Noctae,” where feudal lords had sexual rights to women on their wedding night. When their marriage was discovered, Marion was killed, and William Wallace’s fire was sparked to kill & conquer in the Scottish Wars of Independence. Beautifully sweet.Bombay Sapphire Gin, Homemade Mango Puree, Homemade Passion fruit Syrup & Sparkling Rose
The infamous Edinburgh brothel keeper, Madam Dora Noyce (1900-1977) whose busiest periods banking over 4,000£ of business in a night from over forty prostitutes were during the Edinburgh Festival and when the Church of Scotland was in session. Unconventional & extraordinary.
Chamomile Infused Vodka, Homemade Berry Puree, Orange kick & Egg White Emulsifier
The John Gow Cautionary Tale
The notorious Scottish pirate, John Gow (1698-1725) organized a mutiny against his Captain sailing the Carolina in 1725 from a food shortage aboard. Gow murdered the Captain and threw him to sea, leaving messages in bottles scattered along the way… Watch the smoky liquorice flavours brew in a crystal pirate’s bottle.
Myers Jamaican Rum, Homemade Old Fashioned Syrup & Galliano
Robert the Bruce
The oldest boy and hero of the Scottish Men’s Club. Robert the Bruce (1274 – 1329) was the King of Scots and a famous warrior, successfully leading Scotland during the First War of Scottish Independence against England. Perfect late night cap for the Old Boys’ or Ladies club!
Cognac, Martini Rosso, Homemade Orange Peel Syrup, Orange Crusta
A smoky Scottish twist on the Negroni meets the Boulevardier, with Ardbeg 10yr Islay Whisky.
Ardbeg 10yr Islay Whisky, Campari, Martini Rosso
The Best of Both Worlds colliding in Nusa Lembongan. Rum with fresh baked, mouth-melting Scottish short bread rim, a Downunder-Highland twist on the traditional espresso martini.
Rum, Homemade Vanilla Syrup, Crème de Cacao Brown & Espresso
A unique addition to the gastronomical menu at the Batu Karang Lembongan Resort & Day Spa family, this international tapas menu will satisfy the gourmet tastebuds for those wanting something a little different on Nusa Lembongan. Fresh, unique, & paired with the whiskys & gins from The Howff.
Yellow Fin Tuna Sashimi, Pickled Ginger Coleslaw and Sweet Soy
Foie Gras on Truffled Sweet Potato with Green Pepper Corn Jus
Tuna Ceviche with Avocado and Capers
Grilled Reef Fish on roasted Garlic-Rosemary Risotto, Citrus Compote
Prosciutto Ham with Melon and Honey soaked Goat Cheese
Duck Ragout with Vanilla Poached Pear
Truffled Tartar of Wagyu Tenderloin with condiments and roasted Bread Chips
Pan Fried Chorizo with caramelized Shallots, Crissini and Salsa Verde
Blue Cheese Salad with Rocket, Nuts and Pear Compote
Goat Cheese & Beetroot Raviolo with Lime Saffron Butter
Dark Chocolate Whisky Mousse
Crème Brulee, burnt with Single Malt and Palm Sugar
Gin soaked Fruit Salad with Rosemary and Lime
Chocolate Ginger Cake in Glass
A hidden speakeasy for lads & lassies to throw a proper ceilidh, The Howff can be enjoyed exclusively for you. For whatever celebration you choose, a birthday, a buck’s or hen’s do, corporate event, or a group just wanting to let their kilts down, we are happy to smuggle up to 30 guests away. Please contact us for packages.