O’Connell’s Irish Bar

Some of our stronger spirits:

Cuba

Havana Club Añejo 3 Años

The white rum Havana Club 3 is an essential ingredient for your classic Cuban cocktail recipes. 100% made and aged in Cuba from local sugarcane molasses, it combines the fresh, green notes of sugarcane with the fruity notes of Caribbean rum.
Havana Club International S.A., 37,5%

Havana Club Especial

The premium golden rum Havana Club Especial is characterized by its smooth and well-rounded taste profile. It is perfectly balanced and combines the lightness of flavor usually typical of white rums with the fruity complexity that is associated with more aged rum types.

Havana Club International S.A., 37,5%

Havana Club Añejo 15 Años

A masterpiece of Cuban rum-making, Havana Club 15 Year Old is a bold, full-bodied rum with a rich, mahogany colour. The palate offers notes of dried fruits, prunes and raisins, alongside spicy oak and rich tobacco. The finish is full of complex vanilla, cocoa and coffee flavours that linger delightfully.
Havana Club International S.A., 37,5%

Caribbean

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%

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%

Guatemala

Ron Zacapa XO

The stunning special release from Zacapa. This Guatemalan classic won Gold at the International Rum Festival, and won the Platinum award in the Super-Premium category in 2002. This is an incredible extra old rum, which picks up awards wherever it goes. Zacapa XO is a unique balance of complex aromas and flavors resulting from the exclusive blend of reserve rums. We hand select rums aged between 6 and 25 years in the “Sistema Solera.” Older and younger rums are then blended as they age in a sequence of barrels that previously stored robust American whiskeys, delicate Sherries, fine Pedro Ximénez wines and finished in French oak casks which previously aged Cognac.

Ron Zacapa, 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 Planas

An elegant and refined white rum, which is a blend of carefully selected rums aged for up to 6 years,  filtered to remove the color imparted by the aging process. The result is a crystal-clear spirit that retains the complexity and character of aged rums while showcasing its vibrant and pure flavors.
Aromas of tropical fruits, citrus zest, and delicate floral notes. The palate is treated to a smooth and velvety texture, with flavors of creamy vanilla, ripe bananas, and hints of coconut. The rum is well-balanced, with a touch of sweetness and a gentle spiciness that lingers on the finish.

Diplomático Ron,  40%

Ireland

Dingle single malt

This Core Single Malt release has been years in the making and comprises of malt whiskey that has been matured in ex-Bourbon, and PX sherry casks. 39% Bourbon, 61% PX Sherry.

Bottled at 46.3% and non-chill filtered. This is a very interesting whiskey in which the component casks come to the fore at different stages.

The Dingle Distillery, 46,3%

Dingle Lúnasa

Lúnasa is the fourth release in a range of nine limited-edition whiskeys that make up the Wheel of the Year series, which champions Irish folk stories and heroes. In this case, Lúnasa pays homage to the mother of Lugh, a god of Irish mythology, who is said to have died of exhaustion after preparing Ireland’s fields for farming. Triple distilled Single Malt Irish Whiskey matured in bourbon casks with a Widow Jane bourbon finish.

The Dingle Distillery, 50,5%

The legedary Dark Silkie Irish whiskey

The Legendary Dark Silkie Irish Whiskey is a smoky blend of double distilled single malts and triple distilled peated single malts with soft grain whiskey, created to savour in the later watches of the night.

Sliabh Liag Distillers, Carrick, Co Donegal 46%

The legendary Silkie Irish whiskey

Writer’s Tears Double Oak

Made in collaboration with the Legaret family of Deau Cognac. Here, they apply bourbon and French oak cognac barrels to the unique marriage of single pot still and single malt Irish whiskeys. Aromas of dark berry fruit, cinnamon, fudge, milk chocolate, graham crackers, jellied fruit, and a smudge of dry spices. Well-structured whiskey with cinnamon, chocolate, dark toffee, pepper, and ginger.

Walsh Whiskey, Carlow, 46%

Two Stacks: Single Grain – Double Barrel

Two Stacks Single Grain Double Barrel is a light, floral & elegant single-grain whiskey with notes of baked pear, and almond, mingled with orange and citrus. This whiskey is an Incredibly easy drinking whiskey with lots of delicate character from the Oloroso sherry shining through on the palate, dissecting itself on the palate into a gentle sweetness and overall luxurious whiskey experience.

Two Stacks/Kilowen Distillery, County Down 43%

Midleton Very Rare Dair Ghaelach

Midleton Dair Ghaelach, which means quite simply, Irish oak, is the result of a six-year exploration by the Midleton Masters into using native oak to mature Irish whiskey.

This whiskey is a range of releases that have been matured in barrels made from virgin Irish oak from particular forests across Ireland. The oak selected for each release influences this special whiskey with the true and unique flavour of Ireland. The story of each bottle of Midleton Dair Ghaelach can be traced right back to the very oak trees that helped to create its refined and unmistakable taste.

Midleton Dair Ghaelach is non-chill filtered, cask strength and natural colour.

Midleton Distillery, Co Cork, 57,5%

Teeling 18yo Vintage Single Malt Single Cask – Loupiac Cask.

Irish Whiskey Collection – Teeling Vintage Single Malt Single Cask – Loupiac Cask.

Only 264 bottles.

Tasting Notes:
Nose: Fresh, ripe peaches and apples with a touch of honey & citrus.
Palate: Fruity flavour that coats the mouth with hints of lychee & white grapes.
Finish: Maple syrup with some dried fruits & peppercorn spice.

The Teeling Whiskey Co, Dublin, 54,8%

Bushmills 21yo

An exquisite Irish whiskey, Bushmill’s 21 is matured in a mixture of Oloroso Sherry and Bourbon casks, before a two year marrying period spent in Madeira casks. Produced in limited numbers, each bottle is numbered.

The Old Bushmills Distillery, County Antrim, 40%

Jameson 18yo

18 year old whiskey from the world-famous Jameson, built around a blend of two pot-still whiskeys alongside a portion of single grain whiskey. It’s initially aged in ex-bourbon and ex-Oloroso sherry casks, then moved over to first-fill ex-bourbon barrels for a finishing period before bottling.

Jameson Distillery, County Cork, 46%

Dingle single malt Batch No.6 – cask strength

Dingle Distillery’s highly anticipated Sixth Single Malt release is upon us. The sixth release comprises of malt whiskey that has been matured exclusively in Tawny Port Casks. This will be the first such release from Dingle.This cask strength release has been bottled at 60.4%. Fully matured exclusively in Tawny Port Casks, Batch 6 is a great example of the interaction between Single Malt spirit and Fortified wine. A whiskey with multiple layers of sweetness and a well-balanced depth of flavour.

The Dingle Distillery, 60,4%

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%

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%

Tullamore D.E.W. Phoenix

It is a triple distilled blend of all three types of Irish whiskey; golden grain, malt and pure pot still whiskey. It is characterised by its high content pot still whiskey finished in old oloroso sherry casks. A medium bodied whiskey, with distinctive sherry notes and pleasantly spicy creamy pot still whiskey flavours nicely balanced. Named after the phoenix which graces the town’s coat of arms, this is a warming and spicy whiskey.

Tullamore D.E.W. Distillery, County Offaly, 55%

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%

 

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%

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%

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 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%

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%

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%

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%

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%

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%

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

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%

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%

Aberlour 12yo Double Cask Matured

The fantastic and always popular single malt Aberlour 12 Year Old, matured in both traditional oak and sherry casks.

Aberlour Distillery, Speyside, 40%

Aberlour A’bunadh Alba

Meaning ‘the original’ in Gaelic, A’bunadh Alba is made in homage to Aberlour’s founder, James Fleming.
Abunadh Alba is matured in ex American Oak resulting in an aroma of ripe red apples, along with honey, vanilla and a hit of cinnamon. Abunadh Alba is bottled at cask strength resulting in a sweet whisky with a creamy texture.

Aberlour Distillery, Speyside, 62,7%

The Glenlivet 12yo double oak

Excellent 12 year old single malt from the Glenlivet Distillery in Speyside, which enjoys its maturation in both European and American oak casks. It’s an immensely popular expression which disappeared from shelves in 2015, but has since returned! A great example of the character of Glenlivet’s whisky, boasting a bounty of orchard fruit, fragrant florals and honeyed malt notes carried on a creamy mouth feel.

The Glenlivet distillery, Speyside, 40%

Cameronbridge 26yo

The Diageo Special Releases just wouldn’t be the same without some lovely old grain in there, and that’s exactly what we have here. For 2022, it’s a textbook example from Cameronbridge, aged in refill American oak cask to create something very lovely indeed. Interestingly, it’s been bottled as ‘Cameron Bridge’, a nod to the fact that until the 1870s it was spelled with two words rather than one.
Cameron Bridge, Lowland, 56,2%

Mortlach Nad Lure

Mortlach Special 2022.
This mystifying Mortlach single malt Scotch joins Diageo’s 2022 Special Releases. The cask strength expression was finished in a combination of ex-tawny Port, ex-red Muscato, and virgin oak casks, inspiring a rather spooky blood moon on the label. There’s also an owl, that looks a little menacing, perhaps ready to take on The Beast of Dufftown?
Mortlach, Speyside, 57,8%

Singleton of Glen Ord 15yo

For 2022, Diageo made its Special Releases all about interesting casks, an approach exemplified in this Glen Ord bottling. It was matured initially in refill American and European oak casks, before being treated to a period of eight years in wine-seasoned casks.
Glen Ord, Higland, 54,2%

Ardbeg Twenty Something 23

A rare opportunity to revisit an Ardbeg from 23 years ago and experience an exceptional example of immense character. A rare and beautiful dram bursting with vanilla cream, rich chocolate, wood smoke and a hint of spice. This superb bottling is from only a handful of casks laid down during the precarious years when the Distillery’s future hung in the balance.

Ardbeg, Islay, 46,3%

United States

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%

Bulleit Rye

Russet in color, with rich oaky aromas. The taste is exceptionally smooth, with hints of vanilla, honey, and spice. Finish is crisp and clean, with long, lingering flavors.
90 proof (45% ABV) • 95% rye, 5% malted barley

Bulleit Distilling Co, Louisville, KY. 45%

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%

Koto Gin

Koto gin is a nuanced and spicy novelty crafted using three berries: raspberry, lingonberry, and sea buckthorn. This gin, containing a total of 16 ingredients, possesses a gentle sweetness that we recommend experiencing even on its own.
Koto Spirits, Lempäälä,  47,5%
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

KI NO BI Kyoto Dry Gin

First Japanese gin, made in Kyoto
KI NO BI (“The Beauty of the Seasons”) is inspired by tradition and is distilled, blended and bottled in Kyoto. Our gin is made in a recognisably dry style, but with a distinct Japanese accent.
KI NO BI Kyoto Dry Gin is created with Japanese botanicals such as yellow yuzu from the north of Kyoto Prefecture, akamatsu wood chips (Japanese red pine), bamboo, gyokuro tea from the Uji region and green sansh? (Japanese peppercorn) berries. KI NO BI uses a rice spirit base and pure ground water sourced from the famous sake-brewing district of Fushimi.

The Kyoto distillery, 45,7%

England

Beefeater London Dry

A quintessential London Dry Gin, Beefeater has a remarkably clean flavour, with a bold juniper character that is balanced with strong notes of citrus. Based on Founder, James Burrough’s original 19th century recipe, the botanicals in Beefeater London Dry are steeped for 24 hours prior to distillation resulting in a complex, yet perfectly balanced gin of depth & integrity. With over 200 years’ distilling heritage, Beefeater Gin was born and bred in the heart of London, where it remains today, as the only historic dry gin still distilled in the city.

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%

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