Being home to Cork’s largest and best selection of Irish whiskey we reckon we can be trusted to compile what we believe are some of the finest Irish whiskey’s that you simply must try!
Midleton Dair Ghaelach – €36.50
The first ever Irish whiskey to be finished in virgin Irish Oak Hogsheads. Robust yet mellow, clove and cinnamon give way to dairy fudge and milk chocolate. Rich fruit aromas of red berries, pineapple and ripe bananas compliment the subtle aromatic oils.
Green Spot 12 year old – €115
This is an incredibly special 200 bottle single pot still whiskey that was released to celebrate the 200th anniversary of Mitchells wine merchants. Layers of sweet malt at first, but takes a battering from a much sharper, more prickly grain and spices.
This was born in 1994 when Midleton Master Distiller Barry Crockett found some whiskey in warehouse number 11 that was not on the company’s register. It is a very rare whiskey from the Old Midleton distillery which closed in the 1970’s.
A very special blend that draws components from some of the oldest whiskey available in the warehouse at Midleton. Thick and oily, immediately surprising with the weight and depth it delivers. Lots of pot still character. Complex and oaky with some deliciously gingery fruit, spicy pepper and thick honey.
Legendary amongst Irish whiskeys. The old Tullamore Distillery closed permanently in 1954 yet some casks were liberated by various entrepreneurs for maturation. Mark Edwin Andrews was one of these people having returned to the land of his ancestors from America to live in Knappogue Castle in County Clare. After 36 years in casks he released the 1951 commercially in 1987. To this day the 1951 vintage is still regarded as one of the finest whiskeys ever made, it is by no means perfect but its imperfections are what makes it so interesting! Old whiskeys can be an acquired taste and are not for everyone, expect to find lots of oak and spice flavours with this.
The Celtic Cask Series is a real favourite of ours. The range was born from a strong relationship with the Irish distillers and the European bodegas and wine houses. Hand-picked by some of the more interesting distillates from the length of the country, both single malt and single pot still, and matured or finished in great casks from Spain, Portugal and Italy. Sherry, Port, Madeira and other wine casks have added richness and complexity to the spirit. The range is growing all the time, but with each edition being a once-off, they don’t last very long. Ask the bar staff to help you find the Celtic Cask that you will love.