O’Connell’s Irish Bar

Some of our stronger spirits:

Caribbean

Captain Morgan Gold Spiced

Smooth and medium bodied, Captain Morgan’s Spiced Gold gets its distinct richness and amber color from blending aged dark rum and spices.

Captain Morgan, 35%

Brugal Especial extra dry

Classic white rum from Dominican producers, Brugal, which is aged for at least one year to mellow out some of the overly intense qualities of rum straight from the still. Crisp on the palate with some fruit, lime and coconut.

Brugal, Dominican Republic, 40%

Brugal Añejo

Matured for up to five years in specially selected ex-bourbon American oak casks. A clean, smooth and not-so-sweet spirit. The palate is smooth and rich and rather dry with buttery spice notes and dark sugar, a little oak. The finish is of good length with dark sugar.

Brugal, Dominican Republic, 40%

Captain Morgan Black Spiced

A darker, bolder spiced rum, crafted with black strap rum for a deliciously smooth finish. A special dark, spiced version of Captain Morgan, made with Caribbean rums, spices and natural flavourings, and matured in oak.

Captain Morgan, 40%

Dominican

Kirk & Sweeney 18yo

An 18-year-old Dominican rum, selected by The Other Guys (the famed California wine makers) and named after a rum running schooner that shipped spirit from the Caribbean to the Northeastern US during prohibition. The ship was seized in 1924, but the rum has now appeared in its honour. Robust chocolate and peppercorn, with layers of juicy mango and caramelised banana.

Kirk & Sweeney, 40%

Venezuela

Diplomático Reserva Exclusiva

An elegant and complex sipping rum, carefully crafted from the purest of sugar cane honeys. It is delicately distilled in ancient copper pot stills and aged in small oak casks for up to twelve years. Sweet toffee fudge and a seductive and elegant finish.

Diplomático Ron,  40%

Finland

Teerenpeli 10yo

Unveiled in late 2015, this is a 10 year old Teerenpeli single malt whisky, all the way from Finland! Made with Finnish barley, this single malt was allowed to age in a combination of bourbon and Sherry casks (80% bourbon, 20% Sherry) for a decade before being bottled at 43% ABV. Another exciting release from the first Finnish distillery to produce a single malt whisky.

Teerenpeli, Lahti. 43%

Kyrö Rye Malt

Kyrö Malt is the first Finnish single-batch rye whisky, made from 100% malted Finnish wholegrain rye. It is double pot-distilled and aged in new American white oak casks. We use only intense and spicy Finnish rye, smoothening pot distillation, and bold barrels, resulting in a whisky you have never tasted before. Kyrö Malt was awarded a gold medal at IWSC 2020

Kyrö Distillery, Isokyrö. 47,2%

Helsinki Whiskey Rye Malt Rum Cask Finish

Helsinki Whiskey Rye Malt Rum Cask Finish Release #19 is made using only Finnish malted rye and barley and finished in rum casks. The taste is a balanced combination of the spicy rye and plummy sweetness of the rum. Master Blender Kai Kilpinen has chosen the casks. Whiskey has at first matured in 200-liter American virgin oak barrels for a minimum of three years. After maturing the whiskey has been transferred to ex-rum casks for finishing. The rum casks have previously been used to mature premium rum from different regions. Finishing takes three to six months.

Helsinki Distilling Co, Helsinki. 47,5%

Ireland

Red Breast 27 year old

Redbreast fans, say hello to the oldest permanent expression in the Redbreast family, at 27 years old! The single pot still Irish whiskey has been triple distilled, and then matured in a brilliant combination of bourbon, sherry and ruby Port casks. As you’d expect, it’s a suitably complex whiskey, packed full of spices, dark jammy fruit and mature wood.

Midleton Distillery, County Cork, 54,6%

Jameson

Blended whiskey triple distilled to give it its signature smoothness. Aged in oak casks for a minimum of 4 years.

Jameson Distillery, County Cork, 40%

Kilbeggan

Blended whiskey distilled twice, instead of three times, for increased flavour and complexity. It is then aged in ex-bourbon casks for a minimum of four years creating a long, satisfying finish.

The Kilbeggan Distilling Company, Westmeath, 40%

Redbreast 12 year old

Redbreast is a beautifully balanced single pot still Irish whiskey, with a warm, generous texture, rich, sweet flavours and a spicy kick. In the view of many connoisseurs, the finest Irish whiskey available.

Midleton Distillery, County Cork, 40%

Paddy

A triple distilled blended Irish Whiskey made, unusually, with all three styles of Irish whiskey: single pot still, single malt and grain. Sweet and of medium-body with toffee and cereals, a rosewater note with a little butterscotch and vanilla. The finish is spicy and dry with a little black pepper and oak.

Midleton Distillery, County Cork, 40%

Tullamore D.E.W.

Triple distilled blended whiskey aged in Oloroso sherry and old Bourbon oak casks. The ‘D.E.W.’ in Tullamore D.E.W. comes from the initials of a General Manager at the Tullamore distillery in the later 19th Century, named Daniel E. Williams. Good body with notes of sherried peels and spice, granary toast with butter and honey, grains and vanilla cream.

Tullamore D.E.W. Distillery, County Offaly, 40%

Redbreast Lustau edition

A unique collaboration between the Bodegas Lustau and the Midleton Distillery, Redbreast Lustau Edition is made from a mash of malted and unmalted barley and then triple distilled in copper pot stills. Having spent its final maturation journey in casks seasoned with the finest Oloroso Sherry in the Bodegas Lustau, the result is the ultimate sherried style of Redbreast.
Nose: Rich infusion of dark fruits, prunes, dates and figs with liquorice, marzipan, toasted oak and aromatic spices.
Taste: Silky smooth Pot Still; assertive spices balanced with richness of the sherry finish and contribution of fresh Spanish Oak.
Finish: Endless. Sweetness and assorted spices endure while Oloroso Sherry and Spanish Oak have the last word.

Midleton Distillery, County Cork, 46%

Bushmills Original

A blend of Bushmills triple distilled 6-7 year old malt whiskey and a younger, lighter grain whiskey. Most of the maturation is done in ex-bourbon casks along with a small amount of sherry casks. This has a smooth yet full and creamy texture with some nice flavours of vanilla, fruits and some sublte chocolate notes.

The Old Bushmills Distillery, County Antrim, 40%

Black Bush

The ‘deluxe’ blend with more depth, flavour, richness but also some woody hints when compared to the standard blends . Vatted from approximately 80% malt whiskey matured in former Oloroso Sherry casks and 20% batch-distilled grain whiskey some of which is aged for as long as 18 years. A very high proportion of ex-sherry casks are used for the maturation giving the whiskey its signature dark colour and some delicious flavours of dried fruits, roasted nuts and caramel toffees.

The Old Bushmills Distillery, County Antrim, 40%

Bushmills 10yo

Triple distilled from 100% malted barley and matured at least 10 years in both bourbon and sherry casks. The sherry cask influence is very subtle, and the overall taste is quite light and delicate. This is more about good bourbon casks maturation and it has a creamy, yet light mouth feel along with some crisp barley, warm vanilla, honey and gentle pepper and spice flavours.

The Old Bushmills Distillery, County Antrim, 40%

The Tyrconnel

As a double distilled, single malt, Tyrconnell occupies a territory all its own. Matured in ex-Bourbon barrels, it is as soft and elegant as ever. Aromas of roasted nuts, nougat, and mild oak precede a palate that is honeyed and rich in texture. The finish brings forth the malt component, allowing a keen graininess to move to the forefront.

Cooley Distillery, County Louth, 43%

Connemara

Thought peat was all about Islay? Drink again. All Islay fans owe it to themselves to check out Connemara. Inspired by Ireland’s ancient distilling traditions, Connemara’s smooth sweet malt taste and complex peat flavours makes it a truly unique Irish whiskey. An aroma of sweet barley with wafts of peaty smoke, kippers and well baked apple crumble. Tastes of lightly honey sweet, subdued clean rather than sooty smoke with peaty vegetal notes, sweet barley water, light spice and vanilla oak.

Cooley Distillery, County Louth, 40%

 

Jameson Caskmates – Stout edition

Jameson Caskmates sees the reuse of old whiskey barrels. Nothing new in that, but in between, they’ve been used to age stout from Cork’s Franciscan Well brewery. This has added notes of cocoa, coffee and butterscotch to this classic Irish whiskey.

Jameson Distillery, County Cork, 40%

Powers John’s Lane 12 yo

A single pot still release of Powers whisky. It’s matured in a combination of bourbon and oloroso sherry casks, and named after the distillery where it was first made, now sadly closed.

Powers, 46%

Japan

Nikka Whisky From the Barrel

A blend of multiple types of malt and grain. Created to deliver full flavors and richness of whisky “from barrels” which only blenders can sniff and taste. Full-bodied and punchy. There is plenty of winter spice and toffee, a little caramel and vanilla and a good mouthful of fruit.

The Nikka Whisky Distilling Co, Tokio, 51,4%

Nikka Rare Old Super

Super Nikka is a classic style of blended whisky with gentle peatiness and hints of vanilla and sherry.
These beautiful flavors are rounded and well-balanced with a smooth texture and mellow mouthfeel.

The Nikka Whisky Distilling Co, Tokio, 43%

Hatozaki pure malt

Hatozaki Pure Malt, made with 100% malt whiskies, including stocks distilled in Japan as well as imported malt whiskies. This one features spirits drawn from a trio of casks – bourbon, sherry and Mizunara-oak casks. It’s named after the nearby Hatozaki lighthouse, which is the oldest stone lighthouse in Japan.

The Kaikyo Distillery, 46%

Scotland

Talisker 10 year old

A classic Island whisky from the Isle of Skye. Aged for a minimum of 10 years in American oak casks, this welcome member of Diageo’s Classic Malts series has been recognised numerous times for its excellence. Immensely satisfying stuff, with whiffs of warm peat blending with coastal air, balanced by orchard fruit and juicy barley. A spectacular after dinner dram.

Talisker, Isle of Skye, 45,8%

Glencadam 17 year old

A limited edition 17 year old expression from the Glencadam distillery, initially matured in bourbon casks before being transferred over to a trio of specially selected Portwood hogsheads to finish for a number of years. It was then bottled without chill-filtration or additional colours.

Glencadam, Brechin, 46%

Bowmore 18

18 year old single malt scotch. A perfumed, fruity offering from the Islay distillery. Fresh, with notes of salty kippers and coal smoke. Aroma of stewing fruit, hints of damp wood and a very soft smoke. On the palate it’s first spirity, then gives way to perfume, fruit, plum jam. A good sweetness, peat smoke, grapey. Finish is of seville marmalade, blossom, dark peat.

Islay Distillery, 43%

Highland Park 12yo

12 year old single malt. The heart and soul of HP 12yo, Viking Honour, is a perfect harmony of aromatic smoky peat, sweet heather honey and rich fruit cake.

Highland Park Distillery, Orkney islands, 40%

Highland Park 18yo

18 year old single malt. A perfect expression of harmony, complexity and refinement HP 18yo, Viking Pride,  combines honey sweetness with delicious hints of cherries wrapped in chocolate, and subtle top notes of aromatic peat smoke.

Highland Park Distillery, Orkney islands, 43%

Auchentoshan – Three Wood

One of the only triple-distilled single malt Scotch whiskies matured in bourbon, olorose and Pedro Ximenez sherry casks.

Beam Suntory UK, Glasgow, 43%

Naked Grouse

Blended scotch aged in first fill sherry casks, and based around malt whisky from Highland Park and Macallan. Sherried and thick with notes of sultanas, sticky toffee pudding, raspberry jam, Victoria sponge, custard and crème caramel. Finish with notes of cocoa, oak and just a soupcon of smoke on the very tail.

Matthew Gloag & Son Ltd, Perth 40%

United States

Knob Creek Rye

A flavour profile that strikes a wonderful balance between your classic, spicy rye whiskeys and your sweeter, vanilla-fuelled high-rye-content bourbons.

Knob Creek Distillery, Clermon, Kentucky, 50%

Noah’s Mill

Noah’s Mill is an outstanding old small batch Kentucky straight bourbon, containing whiskeys between 4 and 20 years old. One of the most lush and rich bourbons on the market. The nose is walnuts, prunes, and floral notes. The palate mimics the nose with walnuts, prunes, spices, intertwined with lavender and balanced with the perfect amount of acid, that leads you down a path of lingering burnt caramel.

Willet Distillery, Kentucky, 57,15%

Willett Pot Still Reserve

A small batch bourbon from Kentucky Bourbon Distillers, packaged in an unusual, and rather smart Pot Still shaped bottle. The taste has a balance of caramel, vanilla, spices and citrus.

Willett Distillery, Kentucky, 47%

Maker’s Mark

Made with soft red winter wheat, instead of the usual rye, for a full-flavored bourbon that’s never bitter or hot. To ensure consistency, every barrel is rotated by hand and they age their bourbon to taste, not time. Each and every bottle of Maker’s is still hand-dipped in signature red wax at the distillery.

The Maker’s Mark Distillery, Kentucky, 47%

Basil Hayden’s

Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey that dates back to 1796, when master distiller Basil Hayden used a traditional corn base, but mixed in small grains with the mash. A Kentucky straight bourbon with plenty of rye at its core – plenty spicy, well balanced with herbal notes of peppermint and a touch of fruit.

Basil Hayden’s, Kentucky, 40%

Taiwan

Kavalan Solist vinho barrique

Taiwanese single malt whisky from the Kavalan range, produced by the King Car distillery. This expression comes from their particularly exciting Solist range, which shows off how well their whisky matured in a variety of casks – the example you see before you was aged in re-toasted red and white wine casks!
Vinho is fully matured in used American oak wine barrels that have been toasted and recharred in a way that brings out fruity vanilla notes from the wood into the whisky overlaid on a delicate background of complex fruitiness.
It has a complex and multi-dimensional background of pepper, spice, dates and other fruits, such as ripe melon and mango together with kiwi and a delicate blend of bursting citrus fruits.

Kavalan, Taiwan, 58,6%

Finland

Napue

Rye-based gin with locally foraged fresh botanicals, including sea buckthorn, cranberries and birch leaves. “The World’s Best Gin for Gin & Tonic” by the International Wine & Spirit Competition 2015 and the gold medal in the San Francisco World Spirit Competition premium gin-series 2016.

Kyrö Distillery Company, Isokyrö, 46,3%

Helsinki Dry

An artisanal, premium gin distilled with nine choicest hand-picked botanicals including the Arctic lingonberry. The gold medal in 2017 and 2016 as well as the prestigious “Spirit of the Year 2016” at Destille Berlin, the leading craft spirits fair and competition in Europe. “The Best Finnish Gin” in the World Gin Awards 2016

The Helsinki Distilling Co, Helsinki, 47%

Arctic Blue

 

Small batch Artisan gin with bilberries. The bilberries are combined with other Arctic botanicals and fresh spring water to create the taste of the gin. Distilled without chill-filtering to preserve the sensitive natural aromas and qualities of the precious ingredient and leaving the natural pectin of the bilberries. World Spirits Award 2018: “The Spirit of the Year 2018 & Double-Gold Winner”

 Nordic Premium Beverages, Ilomantsi, 46,2%

Tuori

Hand-crafted gin from possibly the smallest distillery in Finland. Complex taste of traditional juniper combined with local herbs from Suodenniemi.

Tuori Distilling Company, 45,5%

Ireland

Dingle

All the way from the south west coast of Ireland comes Dingle Dry Gin! It contains locally foraged botanicals, including rowan berry, fuschia, bog myrtle, hawthorn and heather, reflecting the Kerry landscape surrounding the distillery. It was also awarded the title World’s Best Gin at the 2019 World Gin Awards. Not too shabby for three spirit-loving chaps and a single pot still over in Kerry!

The Dingle Distillery, 42,5%

 

Belgium

Bols Genever

Bols Genever is based on the original 1820 recipe. Genever is the “mother” of all gin. Genever evolve from maltwine-spirits, and is a distinctly different drink from later styles of gin. Bols Genever has a malty & full bodied taste and is perfect for cocktails with more intense taste characteristics. “The Best Dutch Genever Award” in the World Best Gin competition 2018.

House of Bols, Amsterdam, 42%

Germany

Monkey Schwarzwald Dry Gin

47 hand-picked botanicals, blended with extremely soft spring water, give Monkey 47 Schwarzwald Dry Gin its unrivaled complexity and quality. Hand-crafted by a small team of expert distillers in the heart of the Black Forest, Germany, this unfiltered, small batch, ulta-premium, craft gin is bottled at 47% ABV. Monkey 47 unites great British traditions, the spices of India and the rich landscape of the Black Forest. Three months of maturation in earthenware vessels provides Monkey 47 with unparalleled suppleness and balance.

Monkey 47, Black Forest, 47%

Japan

Roku

The first gin from Japan’s legendary Suntory – Roku Gin. This expression is made using a selection of botanicals, including six Japanese botanicals that provide a whistle-stop tour of the four seasons. These include sakura leaf and sakura flower for spring, sencha tea and gyokuro tea for summer, sansho pepper for autumn and yuzu peel for winter. Traditional gin botanicals also featured include the likes of juniper, orange peel, lemon peel, coriander and cinnamon, among others.

Roku, 43%

Scotland

Hendrick’s

A gin that is a marriage of two different spirits from two rare and unusual stills: the Bennet still and the Carter-Head still. Distilled with eleven botanicals and infused with rose and cucumber.

William Grant & Sons Distillers Ltd,  Girvan, 41,4%

 

Tanqueray

London Dry gin distilled four times with four botanicals. Developed over 170 years ago by Charles Tanqueray, who opened a distillery in Bloomsbury, London. A dry, crisp gin with a rich juniper flavour.

Cameronbridge Distillery, Fife, 43,1%

Tanqueray No. Ten

An incredible small batch London dry gin made in pot still number 10. Tanqueray Number 10 is citrussy and full bodied.

Cameronbridge Distillery, Fife, 47,3%

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