The world’s largest whisky bar at the Hotel Waldhaus am See
Devil’s Place, the name of the in-house bar, makes the hearts of every whisky lover beat faster! Because with 2500 whisky varieties, it offers the largest selection in the world. Several times this whisky collection has already received an entry in the “Guinness Book of World Records. In our own whisky shop we offer about 1000 different whiskies. In the online shop of our partner “World of Whisky” you will find an even bigger selection
The hotel’s wine list contains more than 1’000 items. 25’000 bottles from more than 20 countries are stored in the cellars of the in-house wine shop “Cave Waldhaus”. The wine list has been awarded several times by Wine Spectator with the Grand Award and Best of Award of Excellence.
One of the best places in the world to enjoy a good whisky is our hotel bar “Devil’s Place”. The name derives from the fact that the church used to demonise all distilled water.
The “Leading Bars of the World” bar, as well as the matching cigar lounge, offers the largest whisky bar in the world. The connoisseur can choose from over 2,500 different varieties here. From the simple Johnnie Walker to absolute trouvaillas, for example a “Macallan 1878”. But there is also no shortage of exotics: whiskies from Sri Lanka, Uruguay, China, Japan or New Zealand are on the shelves, as are the latest creations from the Alpine countries. Our in-house bottlings, which are purchased directly in Scotland every year, are very special. Our whisky paradise has already received two entries in the Guinness Book of Records.
With passion for success…
Claudio Bernasconi’s passion for collecting whisky began over 20 years ago. For hygienic reasons, due to the water quality of the Third World countries, he already got to know the advantages of whisky as a young man in India when he was brushing his teeth with it. The idea of opening the world’s largest whisky bar came later. When a guest told him about a Dutchman whose bar had a wide range of 100 different whiskies.
Driven by his passion for collecting, a lot of work and some setbacks, with the help of guests, acquaintances and friends in 1996, he managed to achieve the first entry in the Guinness Book of Records with 1000 different bottles. 1999 followed the second entry over 2500 bottlings.
Devil’s Place” is now considered a Mecca for whisky lovers from all over Europe. The range includes mainly Scottish single malt whiskies, but also a large selection of blended, Irish, bourbon and other grain brandies from all over the world.
Right next door in the Cigarren-Lounge you treat yourself to a cigar from the walk-in humidor. A real experience is to enjoy a fine cigar with the matching whisky.
Since its construction in 1995, we have welcomed thousands of guests. Some have tried their first and last whisky and others have hopelessly lost their hearts to the legendary drink in the same moment when they first tasted the golden drink.
Whisky isn’t just a drink with alcohol, it’s passion, a passion, simply a philosophy of life that you’ll encounter as you discover Scotland’s culture and its endless, compelling legends and stories. This has led us to create a Wall of Fame.
Have fun tasting! Slaìnte
Club of 50 = 50 whiskies tasted: Admission with your name to the Wall of Fame and certificate as a whisky connoisseur.
100er Club = 100 whiskies tasted: Perpetuation with portrait picture at the Wall of Fame as well as award with certificate as whisky expert.
The hotel’s wine list contains more than 1,000 items. 25’000 bottles from more than 20 countries are stored in the cellars of the hotel’s own wine shop “Cave Waldhaus”. The wine list has been awarded several times by Wine Spectator with the Grand Award or Best of Award of Excellence.
Hotel Waldhaus am See
Via Dim Lej 6, 7500 St.Moritz, Switzerland
Tel.: +41 81 836 60 00
Fax: +41 81 836 60 60
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