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Smallest Whisky Bar On Earth

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An evening full of stories and tasty whisky

We decided to visit Gunter‘s famous whisky-bar on a spur of the moment decision. It was well worth... read more

Reviewed June 16, 2018
Florian W
Bern, Switzerland
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Hidden gem in Switzerland

We found this place purely by chance whilst driving from Italy into Switzerland on a British... read more

Reviewed September 27, 2017
Ayr, United Kingdom
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The Guinness Book of world records 2007 titled the bar - the smallest permanent licensed bar in the world 8.53m2. More than 280 Whiskies from all over the world are available to drink. The own Whiskyline is also in the bar and in the internet shop...more
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Platz 71, Santa Maria Val Mustair 7536, Switzerland
+41 76 422 03 08
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Reviewed June 16, 2018 via mobile

We decided to visit Gunter‘s famous whisky-bar on a spur of the moment decision. It was well worth every minute of the evening. We were warmly welcomed and answered all our questions about whisky and everything related to it. The selection of whisky is also...More

Thank Florian W
Reviewed September 27, 2017

We found this place purely by chance whilst driving from Italy into Switzerland on a British charity car rally. Being from Scotland, we were intrigued when we saw the High Glen Distillery sign and just had to take a walk up to investigate. There we...More

1  Thank Spottswoode
Reviewed September 7, 2017 via mobile

During my stay in the nice B&B Jaro in Santa Maria I also had to visit this really special and unique place for drinking excellent whisky! The room is so smsll that you hope there are not more than 6 people inside so you would...More

Thank Baba-Schweiz
Reviewed August 8, 2016 via mobile

My wife, Mirjam, wanted it to be surprise; and it was a complete surprise. Never would I have expected a whisky bar/distillery nestled high in the Swiss Alps, but there he was: Gunter and his magic potions, showing us his Guiness record-holding smallest bar on...More

Thank Elli291160
Reviewed August 30, 2015

The best is, you do walk there as you my have problems to drive after this visit. Even, you can't park the car in front of the bar as it is the most narrow road-passage in the whole Mustair valley. Amazing place to taste some...More

Thank Werner N
Reviewed July 16, 2015

One of the best whisky bar I've ever visited. Exclusive choice of single malts. Gunter is charm and professionalism . Wide range of new releases as well as dust-covered bottles of old good single malts. Gunter's own whiskey s a real surprise - I never...More

Thank konstantin220567
Reviewed February 2, 2015

Well we found this place by accident, on a road trip and stopping off at the bottom of the Stevio pass, and have to say one of the most enjoyable education drinking experiences i will ever have.

Thank Minidave2015
Reviewed August 18, 2014 via mobile

Gunther is a whisky brain and an entertainer. Our stay in the "swboe" was interesting and diverting. Furthermore I suggest to taste Gunthers own whiskys, i definitely an experience. They are no other servings than the water of life. If you don't like it, just...More

2  Thank Fabian W
Reviewed October 17, 2013

One of the most enjoyable experiences ever. The host Gunter Sommer, or Lord Gunter as he now prefers to be called was exquisite. After sampling some of his own home made 50%+ whiskeys he told me how he has 240 different varieties, not even I...More

2  Thank ReadingHoops
Reviewed September 15, 2013

I had read an interview with Gunter in a whisky magazine a few years ago and had since then tried to find an excuse to go see the Bar. Thankfully, I'm married to a Swiss who wanted us to spend our summer holiday in Graubunden....More

1  Thank Sus2505
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