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The ten best places in the country to enjoy a whiskey

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The uniquely American writer Mark Twain asserted that “too much of anything is bad, but too much of a good whiskey is hardly enough”. A maxim that could very well define the new proposal from Ballantine, the iconic Scotch whiskey brand born in 1827, which presents a stimulating new formula almost two centuries after its birth. The new Ballantine’s 10 American Barrel Blended Scotch Whiskey perfectly combines the taste of 10-year-old Scotch Whiskey with the sweetness of American casks. The result? A sweet and creamy taste with hints of apple pie and custard mixed with hints of lemon, caramel and toffee. Another proposal able to satisfy even the most demanding consumers who appreciate the moment of a good whiskey on the rocks, in the afternoon and enjoy every nuance, or as part of your favorite after-dinner cocktail with friends.

Its liquid gold color doesn’t lie: it’s a little luxury for the palate bonus However, there is nothing inaccessible about it. Here are the best addresses – distributed in different parts of our country – to enjoy a Ballantine’s 10 in all its glory: in a relaxed atmosphere in the heart of a big city, in an exclusive room overlooking the sea or in a bar that will transport you to the New York 1920s.

Machiavelli (Seville)

On the banks of the Guadalquivir and surrounded by palm trees, bonsai and bougainvillea stands the new gastronomic reference point of the capital, Seville. Divided into seven areas that form different environments, Maquiavelo is the place to enjoy dinner show cooking, where you can cool off from the Sevillian heat on the tatamis next to the pool and of course where the night begins. Signature cocktails, hand in hand with the relevant barman Carlos Delgado, is one of his strengths. After an intimate dinner or with friends, a drink is a must. Our recommendation? Ballantine is 10, you mixer Favorite, a slice of lime and lots of ice, because we’re in Seville and the thermometers are unrelenting.

Gala (Barcelona)

A carousel, a tarot reader or a hidden dance hall… The Gala Restaurant has everything to amaze anyone who comes to discover a Mediterranean cuisine caught in 20th-century surrealism. As the name suggests, the philosophy of the place is inspired by Gala, much more than Dalí’s wife and muse, and it’s divided into four rooms, making it one of the latest openings that no one should miss in Barcelona. If you want to reserve a table in the coming months, we recommend that you take a seat on the outdoor terrace, where a fountain in the shape of a nose will not leave you indifferent.

Ramses (Madrid)

They say it’s the most beautiful terrace Cold from the capital. And those who were there know full well that it lives up to expectations. Located on the always crowded Plaza de la Independencia overlooking El Retiro and Puerta de Alcalá, Ramses is the place to spend the afternoon sipping cocktails and also continue the night after trying some of the delicious dishes of his letter. If you prefer to reserve a table inside, decorated by the famous French designer Philippe Starck, you will find that there is no better match for the industrial style decor than Ballantine’s 10. If you appreciate its sweet and creamy taste in all its facets want to enjoy splendor, ask for it orn the rocks.

Theater Kitchen & Bar – Backstage (Barcelona)

Because sometimes the most interesting part of a show happens behind the scenes, Backstage cocktail bar (whose menu was designed by renowned bartender Matteo Pirroni) is the new favorite meeting place for locals and visitors to the Catalan capital. With an intimate, sophisticated atmosphere and paired with the best music and most appetizing snacks, this space with a life of its own is part of the recently opened Teatro restaurant, which has succeeded the former Albert Adrià ticket on Barcelona’s Paral.lel. The masters of the scene say the show must always go on and what better accompaniment to it than a Ballantine’s 10.

Cafe Madrid – Hotel Marques House (Valencia)

The feeling of being in the midst of a gathering between brilliant local minds of those happy 20’s is inevitable as soon as you cross the threshold of Café Madrid, adorned with Chester sofas under the dim light of period lamps chandelier of glass teardrops made to measure. The bar is the true protagonist of the place, a space laid out around a white marble checkerboard corridor, given the patina of another time by the wood panelling. With this unique atmosphere, ordering a Ballantine’s 10 aged in the purest American style seems almost mandatory. Its warm golden color and its refined personality and Cold They fit perfectly with this relaxed and elegant atmosphere that invites you to savor a drink slowly and hastily, sip by sip, its flavor with sweet notes of vanilla, toffee and nuts.

Moments (Alicante)

Located right on the beach in quiet Urbanova, Moments is anything but your typical beach bar. Respecting the original architecture of the ice cream parlor that formerly occupied the space, this restaurant draws on 1920s New York and changes its decoration every bit. It always maintains, yes, the quiet and elegant spirit of a place with the above credentials. your format fine dining 24 hours invites you to enjoy its menu throughout the day – where the grills are essential: from breakfast to dinner, sipping a cocktail or a good whiskey at sunset overlooking the Alicante Bay. Undoubtedly a meeting place for lovers of good food and the best cocktails.

Trocadero Benalmadena (Málaga)

The coves away from the crowds at La Viborilla Beach make it a unique place to relax. In this relaxing atmosphere you will want to discover the virtues of Trocadero, a space with three terraces overlooking the sea and direct access to the beach, where it is impossible not to feel in paradise. In addition to the classic rice and fish dishes typical of the Costa del Sol, the menu also includes dishes with an Asian influence and typical creations of the area that are worth a visit. And as is the trademark of the Trocadero Group, the cocktail bar is also a major protagonist of the menu. Take advantage of the relaxation of the sound of the sea waves to savor a glass of Ballantine’s 10, a whiskey suited to an occasion as special as this: to savor sweet far niente in Andalusian version.

Papuan Colon (Madrid)

The jungle-like interior design of this restaurant next to the central Fernán Gómez Theater is the perfect setting for those looking for a complete dining experience: good food, better cocktails (the round bar at the entrance is for this) and it deserves to be immortalized on Instagram . From the giraffe that greets you to the small ceramic animals that sprout among exotic plants, Papua is the place to be seen and to be seen. Here you can also enjoy Mediterranean cuisine with a twist or the cocktails created by Daniel Regajo, who has passed through such famous cocktail bars as Streetxo London or The Gibson. Its liquid menu is inspired by the five continents and the crockery used for each cocktail is as spectacular as its flavors.

Chaste Bar (La Coruna)

“We’re a place to drink where you want to eat.” The slogan of this space in the heart of La Coruña says it all. The menu follows the trends of the main European capitals, combining simple dishes to share, where the raw material is the big star, with classic and signature cocktails. The idea is to start with a few beers, move on to wine, have a snack and end with a glass or a well-aged whiskey like Ballantine’s 10. Its atmosphere invites hedonism and seclusion with a minimalist decoration where the maxim to discard is temptation to fall into it.

Sumerian (Bilbao)

One of the notable addresses in the heart of Bilbao’s cocktail district, this avant-garde cocktail bar mixes unique cocktails following the latest global trends with a selection of sweet and savory crepes. An original and irresistible combination to be enjoyed until dawn. Those who have done so highlight the variety of whiskeys available, among which Ballantine’s 10 stands out as the perfect option for the most demanding palates. The bonus? They are regularly visited by renowned cocktail shakers from all over the world, who renew their proposals under the dim lighting and the spectacular decoration of the premises.

Source elpais.com

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