O’Connell’s Irish Bar

Some of our stronger spirits:


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%

Diplomático Mantuano

Diplomático Ron,  40%


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 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 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%

Brugal XV

A well aged, well blended rum from top Dominican producers, Brugal. To create the XV, they use a selection of ex-bourbon casks and casks which have previously held Pedro Ximénez Sherry, aged between 3 and 8 years.

Brugal, Dominican Republic, 38%

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%


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%



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%


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%

Yellow Spot 12yo

The Yellow Spot is a single pot still Irish whiskey which has been matured in three types of cask: American Bourbon cask, Spanish Sherry butts and Spanish Malaga casks for a sweeter flavour. Amber-yellow, medium full bodied, warm, fruity, chocolaty, spicy.

Midleton Distillery, County Cork, 46%


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%

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%


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%


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 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%

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%

Macallan 12yo Double Cask

matured in a combination of American and European Sherry oak for a minimum of 12 years. This is a rich whisky which combines fruity citrus and caramel with spicy ginger and nutmeg.

The Macallan Distillers LTD. 40%

Highland Park Fire

Completing the two-part series with the Highland Park Ice. Celebrating Muspelheim, the glowing Norse fire realm of destruction, this 15 year old single malt was matured in refill Port casks. Aromas of ruby red fruits and warm vanilla complement the fiery bitter sweetness of cinnamon bark and dark chocolate. The palate bristles of light smoke with striking zesty dried peel and temperate vanilla flavour. Intoxicating spices and the sharpness of damsons entice and enchant your taste buds.

Highland Park Distillery, Orkney islands, 45,2%


Highland Park Ice

Starting the two-part series with the Highland Park Fire. Celebrating Niflheim, the Norse ice realm of perpetual ice and cold , this 17 year old single malt was matured mostly in bourbon casks. Resplendent aromas of cool, fresh pineapple and ripe mango sorbet. Silvery shards of smoke give way to the frosty kick of root ginger. The palate is powerful yet mellifluous, the combination of an argent, misty peat smoke is intertwined with pearly iridescent vanilla seeds and overtones of molten orris root. Finish is beautifully balanced, the creamy, rich, oily finish snowballs into long lingering woodiness and dry, feverish spices.

Highland Park Distillery, Orkney islands, 53,9%

Scapa Skiren

A 2015 addition to the Scapa range, the Skiren is a handsomely honey’d creamy single malt Scotch whisky which has been distilled in the Scotch whisky industry’s only remaining working Lomond Still! It was matured in first fill American oak casks, bringing plenty of vanilla, heather and tropical fruit notes to the table. The name comes from the Old Norse word for “glittering bright skies”…

The Orkney distillery, 40%

United States

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 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%

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%

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%

Koval Rye

Single barrel rye whiskey. Only the “heart cut” of the distillate, no “heads” or “tails.” Aged in new American oak from Minnesota. Grains sourced from a local organic farmer collective in the Midwest. A unique rye that’s quite fresh with notes of maple syrup, honeyed fruit blossom and warming peppery spice.

Koval Distillery, Chicago, 40%

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%

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, 40%


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%

Hibiki Japanese Harmony

Harmony – a rather apt word to describe this well-balanced Japanese blended whisky from the Hibiki range. Hibiki Japanese Harmony is made with malt whiskies from the Yamazaki and Hakushu distilleries, as well as grain whisky from the Chita distillery. The whiskies are drawn from 5 different types of cask, including American white oak casks, Sherry casks and Mizunara oak casks. The blend itself was crafted by the Suntory Whisky blending team, led by Master Blender Shingo Torii. An elegant expression, with wafts of honey, orange, a herbaceous touch or two and light oak. Presented in the brand’s trademark 24-faceted bottle representing the Japanese seasons, this is light, approachable and moreish with enticing notes of orange peel and white chocolate.

Suntory whisky, 43%



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%



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%

Drumshanbo Gunpowder

Drumshanbo Gunpowder Irish Gin is an oriental-inspired spirit from The Shed Distillery in Co Leitrim. Taking its name from one of the signature botanicals, slowly dried Gunpowder tea, the recipe also includes lime, lemon and grapefruit. This will work best with a Mediterranean tonic water.

The Shed Distillery, 43 %


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%



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%



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%


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 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%

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%

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