O’Connell’s Irish Bar

Some of our stronger spirits:

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Venezuela

Diplomático Planas

Planas is an extraordinary blend of Pot Still, Column and Batch Kettle rums. Aged for up to 6 years, it is elegant, rich and surprisingly intense for a white rum. The complex charcoal filtration process carried out prior to bottling gives this rum its crystal clear appearance and smooth finish.

 

Diplomático Ron,  47%

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%

Diplomático Single Vintage 2002

Diplomático Ron,  43%

Diplomático Ambassador

An exquisite rum crafted from the distillery’s best rums, and aged in white oak barrels for a minimum of twelve years and until optimal maturity is achieved. After, the rums are finished for two additional years in Pedro Ximénez sherry casks, contributing to this rum’s complex sensory profile. Complex, with raisin, nutmeg, cinnamon and toasted oak notes leading into a long and pleasing aftertaste.

Diplomático Ron,  47%

Caribbean

The Kraken

Black Spiced Rum infused with 11 “secret” spices, caramel and other natural flavors. Mahogany-brown, full-bodied, sweetish, warm, dark chocolate notes, light vanilla notes, toasted, roasted, baked, spicy, balanced.

Proximo Spirits, Trinidad, 40%

Brugal Especial

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%

Brugal 1888

1888 is a truly extraordinary rum, aged for up to 14 years in the Dominican Republic and combining the rich flavours of bourbon and sherry casks through a double-ageing process. A complex yet balanced spirit that stimulates the senses and evolves in the glass. 04/2013

Brugal, Dominican Republic, 40%

Brugal Siglo de Oro

Created to commemorate Brugal’s 100th anniversary. Crafted by selecting the finest rums, and aging them in American white oak barrels for up to eight years. The incredible blend is then returned to the barrels for a second maturation of eight more years. Sweet, yet complex, with liberating notes of caramel followed by bitter chocolate and a smoky touch.

Brugal, Dominican Republic, 40%

Shack super spiced

Made using a blend of aged rums produced in Barbados, Guatemala and Trinidad, and complemented by a selection of spices and fruits inspired by a Haitian recipe and including 8 blended botanicals.
A natural sweetness with beautiful hints of ginger, star anise, cinnamon, nutmeg, lemon zest, orange zest and vanilla.

Shack Rum, Barbados, Guatemala & Trinidad, Haiti, 40%

France

Trois Rivières 12yo

A 12-year-old agricole rum. This French Plantation rum is matured in ex-bourbon barrels, this is an excellent example of aged rum from Martinique. Fruity and rich palate with a medium body. Plenty of sweetness, hints of black pepper, cedar and apple peel.

Trois Rivières, Martinique, 42%

Ireland

Red Breast 12yo cask strenght

Full of aroma and flavour, Redbreast 12 Year Old benefits from a strong contribution from distillates which have matured in Oloroso sherry casks, giving it its trademark Christmas cake character. In the Cask Strength Edition the whiskeys used for each batch are specially selected for these superb natural cask strength releases. Each annual batch produces a unique ABV.

Midleton Distillery, County Cork, 59,9%

Glendalough 13yo

13 year old single malt Irish whiskey allowed to age in bourbon casks for its maturation, which results in waves and waves of caramel and vanilla notes… Crafted in small batches in a copper pot still. Toffee pennies, dark chocolate, a touch of warming oak and a subtle fruity note as it develops.

Glendalough Distillery,  Wicklow, 46%

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%

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%

 

Teeling Single Cask Akvavit

Non chill filtered single cask whiskey matured in Akvavit casks.  Golden-yellow, full-bodied, sharp, malty, green apple notes, fruit cake notes, hint of cumin.

The Teeling Whiskey Co, Dublin, 46%

Greenore 8yo

8 year old small batch whiskey. Sweet and smooth, a gold medal-winner at the International Wine & Spirits Competition, this unique concoction is a 100% Single Grain Irish whiskey, from the multi-award-winning Cooley distillery in Dundalk.

Cooley Distillery, County Louth, 40%

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%

Roe & Co

A blend of single malt and grain whiskeys matured exclusively in bourbon casks (a high proportion of which are first-fill) and bottled without chill filtration. Velvety texture and sweet flavours including spiced pears and vanilla.

Roe & Co Distillery, Dublin, 45%

Jameson Distiller’s Safe

The Distiller’s Safe is a whiskey that celebrates the craft of Jameson’s Head Distiller, Brian Nation, and his mastery of the Irish Pot Still. The spirit safe is an instrument allowing him to sample what’s going on inside the still, a confirmation of quality at every turn. Delivering a smooth mouthfeel and gentle notes of apricot, cinnamon and melon.

Jameson Distillery, County Cork, 43%

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%

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%

Scotland

Highland Park Sydäntalvi

15 year old single cask. Made exclusively for the Finnish market. Heather honey, pine and resin combine with toffee and the smoke and peat wrap together with spice and oak. Matured in American oak sherry butt. Limited to 576 bottles.

Highland Park Distillery, Orkney islands, 61,3%

Famous Grouse

Blended whisky including Highland Park and the Macallan matured in seasoned oak casks for a rich rounded sweetness. Amber-yellow, medium full bodied, mildly smoky, warm, malty, light apricot notes, nutty, spicy.

Matthew Gloag & Son Ltd, Perth 40%

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%

Highland Park 21yo

21 year old single malt. Full-flavoured, powerful, sweet single malt with a rich smoky finish. Well-structured sweetness; aniseed balls, candid orange peel and muscovado sugar with some smoke and apple crumble.

Highland Park Distillery, Orkney islands, 47,5%

Highland Park Valkyrie

The first single malt in the Viking Legend releases. According to the old Norse sagas, for Viking warriors, death was not an end but a glorious beginning. And it began with the Valkyries…Green apples,  sun-ripened lemons, Oriental spices, vanilla, preserved ginger, dark chocolate, salty liquorice, warm aromatic smoke.

Highland Park Distillery, Orkney islands, 45,9%

Bowmore Tempest 10yo

10 year old Islay single malt small batch release. Matured in first fill bourbon casks. Waves of sweet bourbon vanilla bringing bursts of mandarin, tangy lime and salted honeycomb.

Bowmore Distillery, Bowmore, 55,9%

United States

Georgia Moon

A corn spirit entirely devoid of colour (but not of flavour!) due to an ageing period guaranteed less than 30 days! A treat for any drinker who thinks they’ve tried everything. Yup, it’s the one in the Mason jar!

The Johnson Distilling Co, Kentucky, 40%

Knob Creek

Knob Creek Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey is an utter classic small batch bourbon from Jim Beam. It was named after the creek which flows near where Abraham Lincoln grew up. An unflinching balance of deep, old-style flavor with a natural oak sweetness.

Knob Creek Distillery, Kentucky, 50%

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%

Maker’s Mark 46

The first new Makers Mark recipe for at least 50 years. Matured in part in barrels containing a ‘ladder’ of toasted new French oak barrel staves (with the stave profile “number 46” – thus the name) to give more spice, sweetness and vanilla. This was not intended to compete with the core expression, instead it’s a cousin to it, something different for those that like spicy bourbon.

The Maker’s Mark Distillery, Kentucky, 47%

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%

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%

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%

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%

Ireland

Shortcross

Classical Small batch gin made using a custom made still. Botanicals include wild clover, elderflowers & elderberries, green apples, juniper, coriander, orange and cassia.

Rademon Estate Distillery,Downpatrick, Northern Ireland, 46%

England

No.3 London Dry

Gin with juniper at its heart, it celebrates the integrity and character of a classic London Dry Gin: six perfectly balanced botanicals ( juniper, orange peel, grapefruit peel, angelica root, coriander and cardamom) distilled in traditional copper pot stills.

Berry Bros. & Rudd, London, 46%

Hayman’s Old Tom

True English Old Tom gin with generous quantities of botanicals that create a bold citrus and juniper pine character. The subtle underlying sweetness keeps it true to the original style of English Victorian gin first enjoyed in 19th Century England.

Hayman’s Distillery, London, 41,4%

Fifty Pounds

Small batch London Dry gin with juniper, orange and lemon peel, angelica root, coriander, savoury, liquorice powder and grains of paradise and three more secret botanicals. Made with a grain spirit base where the botanicals are steeped in this alcohol for at least two days, after which it is distilled.

Thames distillery, London, 43,5%

Scotland

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%

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%

 

Belgium

Buss No.509 Raspberry

This Belgian gin features Juniper, Coriander, liquorice, Angelica, Vanilla, Cardamon, Iris, Orange, Lemon and Raspberry as botanicals. From the rosy hue you might expect it to be overtly sweet and fruit-filled, but the raspberry is actually rather well balanced alongside the juniper and assortment of other herbs, spices and citrus.

Buss Spirits Distillery, Antwerp, 37,5%

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%

United States

Koval Barreled

Similarly crisp spirit as Koval Dry with flavors from rose hip, juniper, angelica root, and coriander, but with a new level of depth and oak from the spirit’s time resting in a Koval whiskey barrel.

Koval Distillery, Chicago, 47%

Koval Dry

Made with a unique variety of woodland spices. Juniper and wildflowers envelop the nose, while the taste is dry, yet vibrant – clean and nuanced by emerald grasses, golden citrus, and white pepper with a round, floral body.

Koval Distillery, Chicago, 47%

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