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%

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%

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%

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%

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%

Ireland

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%

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%

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%

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%

 

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%

Midleton Vintage Release 2019

The first ‘Very Rare’ bottling was released in 1984 and a new vintage is released every year of the world’s most sought-after Irish Whiskey.  Once a year, Master Distiller, Brian Nation picks the finest and rarest whiskeys available and combines only hand-selected single pot still and single grain Irish whiskeys of exceptional quality and rarity within the Midleton Distillery, with each whiskey having been matured exclusively in lightly-charred ex-bourbon American oak barrels for between 13 and 34 years. The 2019 release marks some of the oldest whiskey every used in a Midleton Very Rare vintage release.

Midleton Distillery, Co Cork, 40%

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%

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%

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, Osaka, 43%

Togouchi 18yo

An 18 year old blended whisky from Japanese producer, Chugoku Jozo. Bottled for the Togouchi range, which are aged in an old abandoned railroad tunnel below the streets of Hiroshima, rather than a warehouse, this is on the higher end of the age scale for their releases. This comes through on the nose and palate with plenty of expressive, fragrant oak notes alongside bright fruit touches.

Chugoku Jozo Spirits Distillery, 43%

Akashi Single Malt

Single malt Japanese whisky from the Akashi range, produced by White Oak in Hyogo, just west of Kobe. Produced using lightly peated barley and aged in three different types of cask, this is the brand’s flagship malt.

White Oak Distillery, 46%

Scotland

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%

The Ardmore Legacy

Released in 2014 to take the place of the Ardmore Traditional, the Legacy brings a lightly-peated, wood spice-led flavour profile to the table. At its core, the Ardmore Legacy is made with 80% peated and 20% unpeated malt.

The Ardmore distillery, Aberdeenshire, 40%

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 Oak 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%

GlenAllachie 25

The pinnacle of GlenAllachie’s core range, introduced in July 2018, this 25-year-old single malt has notes of Christmas cake, pineapple, dark chocolate, sultana, marmalade and sweet spice. It was matured in a mixtue of Pedro Ximénez, oloroso and American oak casks. .

This whisky is part of the first core range from GlenAllachie since the distillery was acquired by master distiller Billy Walker, formerly of BenRiach, in 2017.

GlenAllachie, Speyside, 48%

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%

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, Kentucky, 40%

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%

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%

135 East Hyogo

135 East Hyogo Dry Gin from The Kaikyo Distillery is named for the Akashi Meridian, which runs past the distillery in Akashi city at 135 degrees east longitude. It boasts a boatload of Japanese botanicals, with cedar wood, shiso leaf, chrysanthemum, sansho pepper and yuzu! Citrus and spice intertwine beautifully in this fragrant gin.

The Kaikyo Distillery, 42%

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%

Tanqueray Sevilla

Made with bittersweet Seville orange. Back in the 1860s, Tanqueray creator Charles Tanqueray visited the orange groves of Spain and eventually produced a gin recipe based around the glory of Seville oranges. In early 2018, they released Tanqueray Sevilla Gin, inspired by the recipe written over 140 years ago! If you like your gin to be citrus-focussed and generally excellent, you’re in for a sun-soaked treat.

Cameronbridge Distillery, Fife, 43,1%

Tanqueray Rangpur

Something different here from Tanqueray. This gin is flavoured with Rangpur limes, also known as a mandarin orange. These highly acidic fruits, actually orange in colour, impart a fresh, zesty zing to this refreshing gin. Roll on summer!

Cameronbridge Distillery, Fife, 43,1%

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