The late John Horn, co-owner of "Birds of a Feather," photographed behind his bar in March 2003.
(Gene Sweeney Jr., the Baltimore Sun / January 17, 2013)
Southern Living magazine named Fells Point's Birds of a Feather one of the top three whiskey bars in the South today.
The magazine's description of the bar keeps it appropriately simple: "Hole-in-the-wall Scotch bar with 120 single malts." A Lagavulin, neat ($15), is recommended by the publication.
Alicia Horn and her late husband John opened the bar at 1712 Aliceanna St. roughly 30 years ago. They once served food, but scotch has been the main priority for years. (Light fare is still served during happy hour and special events.)
Birds of a Feather caters to the regular whiskey fan, not the big spenders looking for esoteric liquors.
"I think they're nice scotches, but why would I carry something that people can't afford to drink?" Alicia Horn told Sam Sessa in 2007.
Birds of a Feather is open 4 p.m.-midnight Tuesdays-Thursdays and 4 p.m.-1 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Check out their website here: http://www.abs.net/~scotchjh/
Through its print edition and website, the Birmingham, Ala.-based Southern Living brand reaches more than 16 million consumers each month, according to a press release.
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