Over the last few months, I have some how gone off gin and taken up whiskey. I even bought my own bottle (Sean was complaining I was stealing his), so I picked up a bottle of Arran 14 in the Celtic Whiskey shop one Friday and haven’t looked back since! I’ve noted a couple of whiskey related things in Dublin and will keep it updated over the next few months!
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Teeling – Living just around the corner from Newmarket Square, means we pop in here every few Sundays and visit the bar upstairs for a cheeky cocktail. We have done the tour a few times with family and love that it is a working distillery in the heart of the city. I would recommend visiting on a day when they have one of their food fairs or the Dublin Flea Market is taking place right outside.
Pearse Lyons – Close enough to Teeling, Pearse Lyons opened in 2017 in a church in the Liberties. We have done a number of tours but this one is slightly different as it doesn’t focus completely on the making of whiskey but instead on the history of the local area. The distillery is inside a renovated church with part of the tour being of the adjoining graveyard.
Jameson – Situated in Smithfield, Jameson recently renovated their distillery and bar. This is one of the top tourist attractions in Dublin and along with distillery tours they also run cocktail making and whiskey blending classes.
Liberties – Situated very close to Teeling, the Liberties distillery is not yet open to the public.
57 The Headline – One of my favourite pubs in Dublin, The Headline have an unbelievable selection of whiskey (and gin!) on hand. I love being in here on a cold winters night as its such a comfortable pub to be in. There is an endless selection to try and always something new on the menu.
The Long Hall – I only discovered recently just how good this pub is and I love it. The staff are amazing and the selection of whiskey is amazing. Any night I have been in here, its always packed and the prices are reasonable compared to other places in the vicinity.
Market Bar, Whiskey Bar – I’m not really a fan of the Market Bar, but hidden down the back is a very small whiskey bar (holds about 6-8 people). I read about it online when it first opened and it took a little while to actually find it. They have a great selection (with some bottled cocktails, which I don’t think they do any more). Its a very cute little place to visit for one or two drinks.
The Dingle Whiskey Bar – Attached to the Porterhouse on Grafton Street is this lovely little bar which an enormous selection of whiskey from all around the world. Each time I go here, I tend to pick something very random from the menu and its never failed to disappoint. I love that the decor is made from used barrels too!
Yet to try:
- The Palace Bar
- L Mulligan Grocer
- Bison Bar
Whiskey Live – Held in Dublin Castle, Whiskey Live is possibly the best time of the year! 3 hours to visit and sample the best that Irish whiskey has to offer.
Whiskey Tastings – Organized by the Headline & Celtic Whiskey Shop, there are some fantastic whiskey tastings that pop up every now and then!
Just Wing It – Housed in EatYard, you can get amazing boneless whiskey bbq wings that are unreal!
Teeling Whiskey, Bacon & Maple Syrup Pancakes – Just Cos!
L Mulligan Whiskey Shop – Situated outside the Powerscourt Centre, I love stopping in here on my way through town to check out their hampers, see who they have visiting the store – or just to look out for my next purchase.