• Elizabeth Biar

Permission Whiskey & Service Co.


Permission Whiskey & Service Co.

I tried Permission Whiskey & Service Co. on a Tuesday night. The place was crowded by 7:00 on a Tuesday! I can’t imagine the place on a Thursday or weekend. However, I will definitely go back. Any time. I had a great visit! It is located in The Heights right on White Oak.


The experience starts when you enter the establishment. The décor and vibe are cool and confident. Green velvet adorns the chairs. Crystal chandeliers give the place touch of elegance. The bar and bar shelves have a feel of rich wood.


We sat at the bar. My husband is a craft cocktail aficionado. He loves to learn, research, experiment at home, and learn from professionals. Sitting at the bar provided us much conversation time with the bartender. He was fantastic!


Daiquiri and Paper Plane at Permission
Daiquiri and Paper Plane at Permission

I ordered the Daiquiri. For those who are not cocktail connoisseurs, you may not realize that the classic Daiquiri is not necessarily a frozen, sweet, fruity concoction that you might find at Big Easy Daquiris in the French Quarter. No, the classic Daiquiri was created in Cuba at the very end of the 1800s. There are just three ingredients in a Daiquiri – rum, lime juice, and simple syrup.


The Daiquiri at Permission includes Flor De Cana 12 yr, fresh lime, simple. It was refreshing, perfectly balanced, and extremely easy to drink. This Daiquiri is the perfect cocktail for us in the South to beat the heat and humidity.


My husband ordered the Paper Plane. He loves a Paper Airplane, as he usually calls this drink. Permission’s Paper Plane included Woodinville Rye, Amaro Nonino, Aperol, and fresh lemon. He said it was an excellent Paper Plane. It’s hard to pull mixology compliments out of him as he’s a cocktail perfectionist. So, a thumb's up is high praise!



Margarita at Permission
Margarita at Permission

I also tried their Margarita, cause, well, I'm from Texas and just really love margaritas. Permission’s Margarita was made up of Hornitos Reposado, Cointreau, fresh lime. It was very calming and peaceful. It was effortless to drink. Not too sweet, well balanced, a smooth acidity. My husband proceeded to taste several of their Ryes of which he said they had a good selection. However, some were not in their inventory that evening. I’m finding that trend everywhere, from Whataburger to Chick-fil-a. Shortages are becoming more normal in our society, unfortunately. The good news is that it gives me a reason to go back to Permission soon!


Cheese and Charcuterie at Permission
Cheese and Charcuterie at Permission

While Permission has a small food menu including, shrimp cocktail and oysters, we opted for a cheese/charcuterie board with Manchego, Triple Crème Brie, Genoa Dry, and Bresaola. It was a savory spread and provided us some snacks as we sipped our drinks.


We loved Permission and look forward to visiting again soon for a relaxing evening that leaves you feeling joyful and fully satisfied.


Permission Whiskey & Service Co. 2920 White Oak Drive Houston, Texas 77007 713-696-9883 https://permissionwhiskey.com/

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