The Vexed Question of Spelling (or ‘To e or not to e’)
Wherever possible when describing individual whiskeys, we will cleave to the spelling that the producer has adopted: we are happy to keep the ‘e’, drop the ‘e’, or even add an extra ‘e’ or other vowel altogether. However, when referring to whiskey in general we have decided to keep the ‘e’. It is a style decision, much like our affection for the Oxford comma and gets us an extra letter score when we play Scrabble.
In the beginning we stocked every whiskey we could get our hot little paws on. Over time however, we whittled the collection down to our favourites, then expanded across the shelves as we tasted new whiskeys we loved and revisited long forgotten favourites. We carry a broad range of whiskeys from classic examples of styles to experimental misfits. We hope you find something you love.
Bushmills White Label €5.00
Golden honey, citrus zest, green gage plum, vanilla warmth.
Black Bush €6
Rich, dark cherry, chocolate, raisin, praline nuts, a warming whiskey.Fantastic value.
Bushmills 10 €7.50
Vanilla, honey, milk chocolate, floral, tropical fruit, vanilla (yes, it is there twice!)
Bushmills 16 €12.00
Classic Irish nose of honey, yoghurt, spiced, rich on juicy summer fruits and pine oil.
Bushmills Malaga 1995 €50 Limited edition rare and non-chill filtered whiskey, bottled at cask strength and finished in Malaga casks for 14 years. Technical descriptors aside, this whiskey is a cracker. It is bursting with aromas of dates, brown sugar and freshly brewed coffee. The palate is all about the fruit, with apples, guava and cherries all making an appearance before petering out to a lasting breathy finish.
Clonakilty Single Grain €8.00
Finished in a Bordeaux cask, this is a bar-exclusive whiskey from Clonakilty. Tastes of Sweet, spicy raspberry jam with a hint of their signature salt.
Clonakilty Cognac Cask €11.00
Connemara 12 €11.80
Apples, pears, smoke, charred paper, lanolin and vanilla.
Connemara Single Malt €6.50
Smoke, honey and vanilla, green apple skin and slight cereal.
Dingle is a microdistillery based in Kerry. Their outturn is very small, producing only four casks a day. This one is a staff favourite!
Dingle Single Malt €10
Dingle 4th Small Batch €15
Fercullen 14 Years Old €13
Gelstons 12 Year Old €11.50 Orchard Fruits, Vanilla and Custard Creams 23
Glendalough 7 €7.90
Finished for its last year in porter casks, this single malt tastes of cocoa, toffee apples and finishes with a wash of clove spice
Glendalough Double Barrel €5.50
Glendalough Triple Barrel €10.50
Green Spot €9.80 Honey, ginger, green apple sweetness and mango. A light and refreshing single pot still.
Green Spot Chateau Leoville Barton €12.50 More red apple, citrus and ginger spice. Finished in a red wine cask from Chateau Leoville Barton
Greenspot Château Montelena €12.00
Crisp oak meets soft vanilla on the nose, balanced by the signature apples of Greenspot. On the palate, pot still spices give way to orchard fruit, citrus and berries with a toasted oak finish.
Red Spot 19.50 Toffee apples, creamy mouthfeel and lovely ripe orchard fruit on the palate. One to savour!
Hinch’s Whiskey hails from the beautiful County Down in the north of the country. Their range includes a pot-still, a peated single malt and a small batch blend.
Hinch 5 Year Old €7.50
Hinch 10 Year Old €8.50
Hinch Bourbon Cask Small Batch €6
Hinch Peated €6.50
Hinch Single Pot Still €7.50
Irishman 12 €11 Ripe red apples, spun sugar, toffee and peppercorns.A lovely single malt produced in limited quantities.
Jameson Caskmates Stout €6.90
Partially matured in casks that were used to mature a barrel aged stout.Coffee, dark cocoa, charred oak, almond paste, burnt butterscotch.
Jameson Caskmates IPA €6.90
Aged in IPA barrels, there are immediate rich floral aromas which eventually give way to juicy grapefruit. As expected, everything associate with IPA is apparent on the palate. Citrus, hops and a touch of bitterness.
Jameson Crested €6.50
Combination of bourbon and sherry casks, hints of melon and ginger. Toasted wood, fruit, spicy and chocolate notes.
Kilbeggan 21 Year Old €17 Grain forward to start and then easing into some gently berry and spice notes.
Killowen 5 Year Old €8.50
Killowen 6 Year Old €9.50
Like a lovely rum and raisin icecream!
Knappogue Castle 12 €6.50
Lambay island is a quirky private island off the coast of Dublin. It is home to some beautiful Edwin Lutyens designed architecture, a colony of wallabies and now, a whiskey maturation warehouse. Lambay whiskeys are finished in cognac barrels and it lends a salty richness to the whiskeys.
Lambay Original €5.60
Lambay Single Malt €10
Method and Madness Single Grain Spanish Oak 15.50 Notes of new pencil shavings, rose petals and fresh rain on pine. On the palate, warm toasted oak and grapefruit with a slightly spicy finish.
Method and Madness Single Malt Limousin Oak Cask 16.50 French oak adds floral aromatics while bourbon barrels add nuttiness. Vibrant peach and melon follow. On the palate are softer fruits with flavours of honey and cinnamon toast
Method and Madness Pot Still Mulberry Cask 15.50
Method and Madness Pot Still French Chestnut 15.50
Natterjack €8.80 Named for Ireland’s only native toad who walks, rather than hops. This is a really accessible whiskey, with lots of citrus and creamy spice on the palate. Great with sparkling water. 2205
Powers Three Swallows Single Pot Still 8.70 Lots of vanilla, soft marshmallow and caramel flavours in this lovely example of a Single Pot Still whiskey.
Powers Johns Lane 12 yo €12.00 A celebration of the original pot still whiskey bottled at across the river at John's lane Distillery, Dublin.
Redbreast 12 €11.00 Christmas cake in a glass: cloves, nutmeg, cinnamon, almonds, sultanas and roasted nuts
Redbreast 15 €18.50 Dried fruits especially dates and figs, roasted nut skins, nectarine, dark chocolate and spice.
Redbreast 12 Cask Strength €16.00
Nutty, ginger, touch of melon, hint of citrus and cherry
Spade & Bushel 5 Year Old Single Malt €7.50 Citrus, honey, vanilla and candied nuts
Spade & Bushel 14 Year Old Single Malt €11.50 Nutmeg, toasted buttered fruit loaf and a spritz of citrus
Tipperary Boutique Distillery is one of our favourite distilleries. They are a tiny farm to glass operation headed up by Jennifer Nickerson who ashewed a life in accountancy to focus on distilling, maturing and bottling whiskey. The ex-sherry octaves is exclusive to L. Mulligan. Grocer and while it is young, this brings with it a vibrancy and warming spice. Add a drop of water to open it up!
Tipperary Ex-Sherry Octaves (LMG exclusive) €8.50
Tipperary Rioja Finish €8.50
Tipperary Port Wine Finish €13
Tipperary10 Year Old Knockmealdowns €13
Tipperary Watershed €6.50
WD O’Connell 17 Year Old €20
WD O’Connell Bill Fill €9.50
Writer’s Tears Rare Cask Strength 2019 €24.50 A limited vatting of casks hand selected by Walsh’s whiskey founder Bernard Walsh. This whiskey is a delight, with roasted walnuts, spiced honey and toasted oats on the palate, finishing with a lingering salted caramel. 2261
Yellow Spot €11.60
Red apple, light honey, pot still spice, grape juice and toasted barley… Sunshine in a glass.
The Gang from the Liberties
The Liberties area of Dublin was once the beating heart of Ireland’s urban distilling tradition. The area lay silent for years, before some plucky young distilleries set to breathing new life back into the stills. Distilleries include Pearse Lyons, Liberties Distillery, Teeling and Roe & Co.
Liberties Oak Devil €6.50
Liberties Copper Alley €8.20
Pearse Lyons 7 Year Old €7.50
Pearse Lyons 12 Year Old €11
Roe & Co €7 Pears, apples, and lots of candied corn. Distilled across the river by head distiller and lighthouse enthusiast Lora Hemy. 1857
Teeling Single Grain €6.90
Plum skins, honey, vanilla and red-currants. An interesting take on the single grain style distilled using maize and matured using Californian wine barrels.
Teeling Single Malt €8.20
Blackberries, hazelnuts, dark chocolate and cranberry. Apple skins and cherry pits present also.
Teeling Small Batch €7
A blend of Irish grain and malt whiskeys that have been married in rum casks before bottling at 46%.Vanilla, with brown sugar sweetness and almond skins.
Teeling Pot Still € 9
Carefully crafted using a recipe of 50% unmalted spring barley and 50% malted barley which has then been triple distilled and matured in a combination of virgin oak, ex-wine and ex-bourbon barrels.
Octomore 07.1 €20.00
Lemon cake and salt spray linger beneath the characteristic smoke of Octomore. Peaches, apricot, melon and ginger syrup follow on the palate, scattered amidst the smoke.
Black Bull 12 €6.50
1930s blend and is now under the custodianship of independent bottlers Duncan Taylor.
Black Bull 40 €33.00
Robust, chunky aromas, chocolate, vanilla
Asyla € 8.80 Melon, ripe rosy apples, delicate smoke, touch of black pepper, oaky and a finish of orchard fruit.
Glenmorangie Nectar D’Or €11 An unpeated scotch finished in a Sauternes cask. Apricots, honeynut cornflakes and gentle spice.
Ardbeg Corryvrekan €18.00
Spiced Cream and fresh fruit doused in peat smoke give way to a rich, medicinal heat. There are lingering flavours of smoked meat and citrus in the beautifully intense dram.
Naked Grouse €7.50
Glenburghie Duncan Taylor €7.50
Wemyss The Hive €7.50
Highland Park 10 €8.80
Highland Park 12 €10.00
Highland Park 18 €29.00
Bowmore 12 €8.50 1
Oban 14 €14.00 Heather, pears and a saltiness from the sea air. A real favourite among whiskey drinkers.
Glenkinchie 12 €8.50 Subtle and smooth, light.Tastes of barley sweetness and nutty note.Tannic oak and a fresh greenness.
Singleton Tailfire €9.50
Arran Malt 10 €8.50
Jura 7 Wood €9.50
Jura Red Wine Finish €8.50
Talisker 10 €9
Springbank 15 €12
Royal Lochnegar €10
Glendronach 12 €10
Laphraoig 10 €10
Laphraoig Quarter Cask €10
Macallan 12 €12.50
Mcallan 12 €16.50
Springbank 10 €7.60
Salty, earthy, melon flesh, smoke and woodiness.
Auchenstoshan American Oak € 8.00
Toffee chunks and milk chocolate, little bit buttery, with a finish of golden barley.
Auchetoshen Three Wood €11.50
Starward Twofold €8.50
Limeburners Sherry Cask €17.50
Paul John €7.50
Togouchi Premium €10.00
Spicy. Vanilla and dark chocolate. Floral notes and a mouthful of oak and sugar.
Togouchi 12 €12.00
Made with Scottish and Canadian grains. Fruity and citrus-rich with spicy notes.
Brothership Irish American €10.50
Suntory Toki €9
Mackmyra Special 04 € 9.50
A crisp, fruity Swedish malt whisky. Its character comes from a double maturation, starting with large bourbon casks and finishing with smaller, handmade, 30 litre casks. Special:04 has been matured in the Bodås mine and on the island Fjäderholmarna.
Discovery Road Smile 100% Rye €8.50
Ground cinnamon, Bounty bar, caramel, dried fruit, cedar and lemon peel. An interesting European Rye.