The Celtic Whiskey Bar & Larderdie in Killarney, Co. Kerry is not one of those typical old Irish pubs, but if you are a whiskey lover, you’ll have found heaven! Especially if you want to try something different that is not sold in most pubs. Many are 20 or more years old and if you like what you sample, you can even buy a bottle then and there.
My Pick of the Day is Teeling 30 Year Old. This Whiskey Limited Edition from 500 bottles. The Teeling 30-Year-Old Vintage Reserve bottling was initially matured in ex-Bourbon casks before being further matured in ex-White burgundy casks.
Tasting Notes from Celtic Whiskey Shop and Wines on the Green
Nose A big fruity hit with aromas of ripe apricots, honey, quince jelly, lychee, Muscat grapes, apple turnover, cinnamon buns, yeasty fruit bread, clove, and orange. Amazing complexity.
Palate Rich and mouth-filling with a waxy and oily texture. Some oak tannins add more texture and chewiness. Flavors of vanilla, cinnamon, allspice, honey, sultanas, pineapple, dried apricots, citrus peel, and honey.
Finish Very long with some white wine notes and tropical fruit persisting until the end.
Colour Bright gold.
Fact Sheet
Fluid 70cl
Alcohol % 46%
The price ca. €1600 for Bottle

In the past, distilleries produced advertising material with their distillery, brand and drinks names on mirrors, signs, etc. These were given out to pubs who sold their products. Some of these advertisements still adorn the walls of pubs to this day. They have survived the ups and downs of the whiskey industry and are a nostalgic reminder of the old good times and the often forgotten brands and distilleries of old.
Today’s pick is a lovely old sign from Echlinville Distillery. The Dunville & Co., Royal Irish Distillery was founded in 1868 as a family business in Belfast, but had to cease production in 1938. The old whisky brand ‘Dunville’ from Belfast found its new home in the Echlinville Distillery after an 80-year break.

Today Cocktails recipes recommendation comes from Bar 1661 in Dublin for Belfast Coffee

Bain Poitin (Echlinville Distillery from NI)
Cold Brew Coffee
Demerara sugar syrup

Garnish: Nutmeg


On Good Friday, the 19th of April in 2019 the Bar 1661 opened. You’re probably wondering: why 1661? I thought it was to do with the tax on malted barley. I was partly right.
1661 was when the English imposed a tax on Irish whiskeys. Irish whiskey makers revolted. This new tax also influenced Poitín production as it became illegal and was pushed underground. Bar 1661 is named after this fact.
Bar 1661 offers a diverse selection of Poitín (nowadays it is legal of course!), interesting whiskey cocktails, fine food and also a small, but a great selection of whiskeys.


If you are planning a trip to Count Kerry, make sure you visit Killarney. Located in the picturesque town near Lough Leane, you’ll find the Celtic Whiskey Bar & Larderdie with its Irish Whiskey Experience. In a casual and friendly atmosphere, you’ll learn all about Ireland’s whiskeys. You get a good overview of whiskey in the 'Water of Life' course. Whiskey lovers will enjoy the secrets of the whiskey distilling process in courses like 'The Cooper', 'Blender's Challenge' or Master Distillers. Personally, I really enjoyed the Irish Whiskey pairing with cheese or chocolate. At last, I know which whiskey to drink with my cheese and chocolate! Courses are offered 7 days a week, so it's easy to schedule one in before or after the 'Ring of Kerry”.

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