Single malt whisky - tasting notes

02 Apr 2010

Whisky bar: Meliã Valencia

Tasting notes by Ruben Luyten - Posted in * Bars

Whisky bar Hilton Valencia The Meliã Valencia is a splendid 5* hotel in a 35-floor building, the highest of the city. Located near the congress centre, it’s mostly business-oriented. The Podium Bar in the lobby is specalized in single malt whisky and offers the most interesting range in the city. When I visited it in 2010, it was still Hilton Valencia. I’m not sure about the current state of the bar, but it looks like they’re still serving a lot of malts.

Location: Avenida Cortes Valencianas 52 – 46015 Valencia (Spain)
Range: +/- 40 single malts (menu available with good descriptions)
Price: € 8 to € 34 (2cl – 4cl also available)

What I’ve had: Millburn 1976/2004 (Gordon & McPhail)
Price: € 14 (2cl)
Glass: tumbler (I’ve got a sherry tulip in the end)
Extra: poured at the table, ice offered separately, nuts

Pros: lively bar, interesting whiskies, comprehensive menu, ability to choose the amount
Cons: relatively small drams, clean decor

Whisky bar: Meliã Valencia 4 Ruben Luyten 2010-04-02

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