Single malt whisky - tasting notes

19 Sep 2009

Whisky bar: Museo del Whisky

Posted by: Ruben Luyten In: * Bars

Museo del Whisky - San Sebastian Museo del Whisky is a bar in the North of Spain with one of the largest collections of whisky (3400 bottles). The bottles above the bar are top pieces worth a lot of money.

Location: Boulevard 5 – 20003 San Sebastián (Spain)
Range: +/- 100 single malts (menu available with descriptions)
Price: € 8 to € 100

What I’ve had: Tomatin 12
Price: € 12 (+/- 5cl)
Glass: tumbler (the glass came filled, no chance to ask for a different one)
Extra: ice and spring water offered separately, different nuts and a free tapa

Pros: very nice decor, nice staff, large range
Cons: menu mentions many (interesting) things that are not available, no adequate glass

Whisky bar: Museo del Whisky 3 Ruben Luyten 2009-09-19
  • http://scanlanstavern.blogspot.com Patrick Scanlan

    Hola/Kaixo Ruben,
    Its a pity you didn´t go down further along the Basque coastline to the Bizkaian town of Gernika where nestled snugly is Scanlan´s Tavern who boast the worlds largest Pub collection of “Irish” Pot Still&Malt Whiskies(150 approx).The owner is a qualified whisk(e)y tutor and hosts regular tastings.Classic Irish malts to look out for are Bushmills,Connemara,The Tyrconnell,Locke´s,Knappogue etc..Slainte !!

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  • WhiskyNotes: It says 'single cask Scotch whisky' on the label, so yes, technically it can even contain a bit of Girvan grain. Not that it matters a lot though.
  • kallaskander: Hi there, could be a teaspooned blenders cask... technically not a single malt then.... that seems more probable than letting an IB bring out the fir
  • Glenn Vanbellingen: If you put the 12 y origin at 40% head to head with the 12 y origin 46% you see it immediately or better you taste it immediately.

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