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At Murdock’s we serve traditional Irish dishes but also a variety of traditional food and snacks. Check out our menu and enjoy our food.
- Irish Favourites
- Tortilla Chips
35%, Ireland, Irish Mist Liqueur Company Ltd Blended with Irish whiskey flavoured with honey and aromatic spices, Irish Mist is a liqueur with a devoted following.
35%, Scotland Boxing Hares from Whiskey Union (Diageo's experimental whisky crew) sits somewhere between whisky and beer. To make it, they infuse Scotch whisky with the sorts of hops you'd find in your favourite IPA beers, along with a touch of sugar. Those hares on the label do look pretty ready for a scrap...
45% The latest Yoichi single malt will replace both the previous NAS release and the remaining age statement whiskies. The change comes as demand continues to stretch Nikka's aged stock, with this new Yoichi Single Malt (made of whiskies of various ages) aimed at representing this special distillery's direct-coal-heated, peated yet fruity style.
43% A delicious blend of malt and grain whiskies and one of japans most awarded blends, It contains the rare Mizanara (Japanese oak) sherry cask malt whiskies as well as American oak malt whiskies.
3 years old, Bavaria, 43% The Slyrs distillery, founded in 1999, produces this first and only upper Bavarian whisky. The whisky is aged for three years in new, unused American white oak barrels with a 50-gallon capacity. A full-creamy nose, with vanilla and fruits. A malty palate, with hints of mocha-chocolate.
40% Created to celebrate the visit of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth of England to Canada in 1939. Medium amber colour. Soft aromas of sugarcane, caramel, oak and English toffee. Satiny smooth and complex. Subtle lift of lemon icing, rye and soft sweet honey.
CANADIAN CLUB Small Batch
40% Brilliant dark amber color. Aromas and flavors of maple sugar, light molasses, chocolate nuts, and hint of sherry with a silky, soft, dry-yet-fruity medium body and an effortless, interesting, medium-long crème brûlée, spiced nuts, honey butter, and minerals finish. A very supple and approachable Canadian whisky with great balance and drinkability.
40% The Canadian Club distillery was founded in 1858 by Hiram Walker. Still made and bottled in Canada. It is the only Canadian whiskey that is blended prior to aging. Nose of mash and cream. Flavours of cola, smoke, grain and caramel. Aftertaste of orange rind and toffee.
45% The mash bill for Woodford Reserve features a high percentage of rye: 72% corn, 18% rye and 10% malt. Unusual also for being triple distilled and having the lowest proof upon entering the barrel where it matures for at least six years. A must-have Kentucky bourbon. Makes a wonderful Old-Fashioned cocktail!
WILD TURKEY Rare Breed
50.5% The Wild Turkey Rare Breed bottle has received a little bit of a redesign, it has! The shape is the same as before, but the label is new and shiny, as is the presentation tube (with focus on the 'shiny' bit). Rare Breed is Wild Turkey's barrel proof expression, and it now sits at a slightly-higher-than-previous-batches ABV of 56.4%.
WILD TURKEY 101
50.5% This bottling of Wild Turkey has been aged for at least 6 years before coming out of the barrel at 109 proof, it is only diluted slightly before bottling at 101 proof with plenty of pep.
35% A very popular liqueur first made in 1874. Southern Comfort is made with whiskey, peaches, herbs and spices.
40% PennyPacker is a good value Bourbon with all sorts of very American items on the label, like the American flag, American pennies and a particularly honest American President.
40% Jim Beam bourbon undergoes distillation at lower temperatures and is distilled to no more than 62.5%, the White label is aged for four years and has quite a high percentage of rye in the mash bill.
JACK DANIEL’S Single Barrel
40% Rye whiskey from Jack Daniel's - no, you're not imagining it! Their first new grain recipe in 150 years is a tasty rye, made with 70% rye, 18% corn and 12% malted barley. What's more, this rye is drawn from single barrels.
JACK DANIEL’S Gentleman Jack
40% A premium version of Jack Daniel's Tennessee whiskey, Gentleman Jack exhibits impressive complexity and flavour. The main difference is that it enjoys a 'double mellowing' as it's filtered through charcoal both before being filled into the barrel (the Lincoln County Process) and before it's bottled. Certainly good enough to enjoy on its own.
40% A top-selling bottling from the Jack Daniel distillery, the mash bill is made up of 80% corn, 12% rye and 8% malt. The spirit is filtered through 10 feet of sugar maple charcoal to produce a mellow, slightly smoky character, thus making it Tennessee whiskey...
42% - North America,Canada,Scotland A very interesting release from the Whiskey Union team - Huxley Rare Genus is an Atlantic Ocean-spanning expression, made with a blend of whiskey from America, Canada and Scotland! The name is a reference to Thomas Henry Huxley, a 19th century biologist and anatomist, and the label features a mobsprey – a mythical combination of some sort of bird, wildcat and moose.
42% A brand that dates back to the late 19th century. This Yellow Label bottling of Four Roses was released for the European and Japanese markets and is made up of whiskeys aged between 5 and 6 years of age.
ELIJAH CRAIG 12
47% Elijah Craig was named for a reverend who lived in Virginia. He kept a warehouse where he stored barrels and one day experienced a devastating fire. He used the charred casks regardless and found they imparted a lovely character. This is a great 12 Year Old small batch bourbon, named in his honour.
45% Enjoy Bulleit bourbon like the Americans do! Previously it has been bottled at 40% abv for the EU-market, but now you can get the Frontier Whiskey at 45% abv, just like they have in Kentucky. A stunning bourbon that won a Gold medal at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition in 2012.
Nose: Powerful and dry, honey, heavy rye, dried fruits, vanilla, and chocolate.
Palate Entry: Sharp, full and rich, apricot, butter, pepper, honey, and oak
Finish: Long, with toffee and apple, pecan and caramel
40% - not available at the moment Pale amber colour. Caramel, roasted nuts, and roasted grain aromas. A quick soft entry leads to a dryish, glycerous medium body of toffee, peppery spice, and nut flavours. Finishes with a caramelized grain and mineral fade with a touch of peppery alcohol.
40% Smoky Goat is a wonderfully-titled blended Scotch whisky from Whiskey Union (Diageo's experimental whisky umbrella) made with the desire to perfectly balance intense peaty elements with full-bodied sweetness. The goat on the label looks particularly blasé. Smoky Goat is a Blended Scotch combining whisky of three styles; Sweet Grain, Highland Malt creating the body and character of the blend, and Islay whisky providing the Smoke.
JOHNNIE WALKER Red Label
40% A full-flavoured Scotch that is a blend of Highland malt and Lowland grain whiskies. Originally blended in 1909 for the new Scotch drinker who drank their Scotch with ice, water, soda or in a variety of cocktails. Flavour has pronounced iodine, seaweed presence. Soft peaty finish.
JOHNNIE WALKER Black Label
40% The salty thumbprint of Talisker is identifiable from the moment of pouring. Deep amber colour, darker, smokier and more complex than most other blended Scotch whiskies. Salty, high octane nose. Medium-bodied, smooth, slightly salty flavour. Peaty with overtones of apple, grape and malt.
40% - not available at the moment Made from 42 different whiskies. Very pale colour. Fruity nose with anise and liquorice, flavours of ripe fruit, malt and sweet corn. Medium-long finish. A light, easy to drink Scotch. Speyide malt whiskies provide a fruity, fresh quality. A subtle, smooth and complex flavour.
40% Finished in specially selected first fill Bourbon casks, creating an outstanding, full-bodied Scotch whisky experience of exceptional richness. A mix of vanilla, honey and spice and a long, soothing finish. A clean aroma and a sweetish fruity edge. Rich and multi-layered.
40% The Famous Grouse Whisky was first distilled in 1896 and is named after the Red Grouse, Scotland’s national game bird. Delicate and floral on the nose. Deceptively rich and full. Fruity, with a touch of smoke. Brittle toffee and spices, along with a hint of grain.
40%, Scotland, The Drambuie Liqueur Company Limited Drambuie is an extraordinary blend of aged Scotch whisky, heather honey, spices and herbs. It is a unique spirit that offers drinkers an extraordinary taste experience. Drambuie is a bright, deep golden colour, with the aromas of aged malt whisky combined with a mix of floral and herbal overtones and rich honey. The flavour provides a kaleidoscopic taste sensation, a complex arrangement of herbal, spicy, sweet and honey notes. It’s voluptuous, mellifluous and full bodied.
40% The youngest whisky in this blend is 15 years of age. Dimple has a colour of dark amber and a Sherry cask influence. On the palate it is rich, creamy and buttery. Some honey, sweet caramel, woody oaky vanilla and warm spices add to the rich feeling.
DALWHINNIE Winters Gold
Highlands, 43% Dalwhinnie Winter's Gold is a 2015 addition to the Highland distillery's range inspired by the chilly climate up in the remote part of Scotland where their single malt Scotch whisky is distilled - as the label remarks, it was "Crafted by the Cold". It's made only with spirit that has been distilled between October and March, and, interestingly enough, they suggest that you try serving this expression frozen!
43% A smooth, mellow-style Scotch with a little rich Speyside depth. A blend of 12 year old Scotch whiskies, each distilled twice in copper pot stills. Aromas of apricots, pears and heather. Smoky, peaty flavours. Finishes with flavours of vanilla and butterscotch that linger. 43%
Whisky Liqueur, 35% Boxing Hares from Whiskey Union (Diageo's experimental whisky crew) sits somewhere between whisky and beer. To make it, they infuse Scotch whisky with the sorts of hops you'd find in your favourite IPA beers, along with a touch of sugar. Those hares on the label do look pretty ready for a scrap...
BIG PEAT Small Batch
Islay Whiskies, 46% A big bodied blended malt from Islay. It comprises malt whisky from Caol Ila, Bowmore, Ardbeg and Port Ellen. Big Peat is a great whisky with lots of peaty character.
BIG PEAT Cask Strenght
Islay Whiskies, 55.7% A full bodied malt blend from some of Scotland best distilleries (Ardbeg, Caol Ila, Bowmore, Port Ellen) this is a limited edition cask strength bottle with wide complex flavours.
BLACK & WHITE
40% Famous for the Black & White Westie and Scottie dogs on the label. Contains 60-65% grain whiskies including Port Dundas and Cameronbridge. An elegant blend with a light dry smoothness, Black & White has a fresh, grassy flavour, which is complemented by a light sweetness.
12 years old, Speyside, 40% A gentle 12 Year Old from the Tomintoul distillery. This was matured in Oloroso sherry casks.
10 years old, Speyside, 40% A gentle 10 Year Old from the Speyside distillery, Tomintoul. This was introduced to their range in 2002, two years after the distillery was bought by Angus Dundee.
TOMATIN 14 Port Cask
14 years old, Highlands, 46% - not available at the moment The Tomatin 14 Year Old was introduced to the core range in 2014. It features Highland single malt matured in bourbon barrels as well as specially selected Port casks, imparting wine-like sweetness to the whisky.
12 years old, Highlands, 43% In 2014, the Tomatin 12 Year Old was given an update and bottled at 43% ABV rather 40%, as it was previously. This core single malt from the ace distillery in the Highlands is finished for six-to-nine months in Oloroso sherry casks before being bottled.
THE SINGLETON OF DUFFTOWN 15
15 years old, Speyside, 40% Aromas of toffee, apples and honey. Warming, light and smooth. Fresh fruit salad, with spicy and floral top notes. Pears and digestive biscuits. Malt and cereal notes and some golden syrup sweetness. Matured in European and American oak casks.
THE SINGLETON OF DUFFTOWN 12
12 years old, Speyside, 43% ‘Perfectly Balanced, Naturally Rich and Smooth’ is the wording on the label, and it is the ideal summary of this striking malt. Matured in American oak casks and in former European Sherry butts and it is marrying the two that gives the whisky its perfectly balanced appeal.
10 years old, Speyside, 40% Distilled in the heart of Speyside and aged 10 years in a unique combination of Bourbon and Sherry oak casks. Pale straw colour. Complex aromas with hints of fruit and heather honey. Soft texture with flavours of oak, fruit and malt. Lingering finish with notes of oak and fruit.
12 years old, Highlands, 40% This whisky is matured 50% in ex Bourbon barrels and 50% in ex Sherry butts. Meaty and hearty. Aromas of vanilla, Sherry and malt, with a hint of spices and dried fruits. Flavours of mandarin orange, jasmine and toffee. Silky texture and a long finish.
10 years old, Isle of Mull, 40% Light golden, yellow colour. Light clean and fresh, with a hint of sea salt, almonds and spice notes. Characteristically peaty, with fruit and spicy overtones. A very sweet finish. Soft, malty, oily, slowly developing a slight island dryness and saltiness. A lovely aperitif.
THE ARRAN MALT 10
10 years old, Island, 46% Officially launched in 2006, this 10 Year Old lies at the heart of the Isle of Arran range and exudes all the honeyed richness we have come to associate with the island distillery.
No age statement, Isle of Skye, 45.8% Talisker Storm is a new no age statement whisky released at the beginning of 2013. It offers up plenty of distillery character alongside some smokier depth and complexity.
No age statement, Isle of Skye, 45.8% Talisker Skye was introduced in early 2015, named after the beautiful island on which the distillery resides. This expression brings with it a more well-rounded and sweet flavour profile packed with fresh citrus, sweet smoke, peppery spice and traditional Talisker maritime notes. It's matured in a combination of refill and toasted American oak casks, with a slightly higher proportion of toasted casks. Perfect for those who perhaps find the classic Talisker flavour profile a bit too much, not to say that Talisker fans won't enjoy it too.
TALISKER Distillers Edition
No age statement, Isle of Skye, 45.8% A Distillers Edition bottling of single malt from the Talisker distillery on the rugged Isle of Skye. This was distilled in 2006 and bottled in 2016 after a finishing period in Amoroso casks.
10 years old, Isle of Skye, 45% From the only distillery on the Isle of Skye. Amber-red colour. Pungent, slightly smoky aroma. Full body. Smoky with distinctive peppery character. The taste explodes on the palate and has a huge, long finish. Hints of cherry and honey, spices and earthy peat.
10 years old, Campbeltown, 46% A spirity nose and a slight acidity will wake up your nose. A hint of blue cheese leads your palate to cinnamon and the typical Springbank smoke that is very different from any other whisky smoke. Tropical fruit and faint hints of fairy floss come to the fore with the extended exposure to air.
10 years old, Speyside, 40% - not available at the moment This 10 Year Old single malt was a gold medal winner at the 2006 San Francisco World Spirits Competition. A classic from the Speyburn distillery.
16 years old, Orkney, 40% - not available at the moment From the lesser known of Orkney’s two surviving distilleries. The nose offers hints of butterscotch, bananas and custard. Rich, sweet and malty on the palate, with subtle spice and chocolate orange developing in the long, creamy finish. An elegant and sophisticated offering.
12 years old, Highland, 40% The distillery uses a mix of Sherry butts and American Oak hogsheads. Features of light toffee on the nose and some green notes of freshly-sawn timber. The palate offers a complex blend of caramel, dry Sherry and spices, followed by liquorice.
12 years old, Highlands, 40% A coast malt produced by Scotland’s most notherly mainland distillery, in the fishing town of Wick. Complex, pleasingly fresh malt and floral notes, with a suggestion of pine, spices, fresh fruit, honey and salt and a touch of sherry. A nutty finish.
No age statement, Speyside, 50% A heavily peated malt for a Speyside distillery, bottled at higher proof, Old Ballantruan is an unusually peated single malt from the Tomintoul distillery.
14 years old, Highlands, 43% Pleasant aroma, with notes of chardonnay, peat, sturdy Highland malt, and a good whiff of the sea. A fairly dry but sparkly texture. The palate is salty and cerealy with honey and malt notes. Distinctly salty, notes of caramel. A lot of toffee and some warmth in the finish.
10 years old, Speyside, 40% A Gordon and MacPhail bottling of Miltonduff aged for 10 years in sherry casks.
LOCH LOMOND 18
18 years old, Highlands, 43% - not available at the moment Rich and very fruity with mellow vanilla notes and intense oak, complemented by honey, mirabelle and pear. Light nose of leather and wood shavings. Matured in old oak casks. Hints of toasted granary bread with cereal notes, barley sweetness and biscuits.
18 years old, Islay, 48% - not available at the moment Produced in limited amounts every year. Caramel with spices and seaweed, salt and intense peat smoke. A soft toffee sweet, faintly spicy flavour with hints of fruit and honey. Maritime notes of tar and brine. More complex and smooth than its 15 year old predecessor that it replaces.
LAPHROAIG Triple Wood
No age statement, Islay, 48% An incredible new release from Laphroaig. This was originally launched for the duty free market, and it is a tour de force from the Islay distillery. First off, they mature this in bourbon barrels, before transfer into quarter casks, and a third maturation in Oloroso sherry European oak butts. Astonishing with oodles of peat smoke and sweetness.
LAPHROAIG Quarter Cask
No age statement, Islay, 48% Double cask matured in American oak and small-sized new quarter casks, thus offering a more intense wood aroma. Nuances of sweet vanilla, coconut, banana, apple, kiwi and fresh butter. Long, smoky-spicy finish with hints of salty seaweed.
10 years old, Islay, 40% Laphroaig, pronounced ‘La-froyg’. In making Laphroaig, malted barley is dried over a peat fire. The smoke from this peat, found only on Islay, along with the seaweed give Laphroaig its particularly rich flavour. Suprising sweetness with hints of salt and layers of peatiness.
16 years old, Islay, 43% A much sought-after single malt with the massive peat-smoke that’s typical of southern Islay - but also offering a dryness that turns it into a truly interesting dram. Dry peat smoke fills the palate with a gentle but strong sweetness, followed by sea and salt with touches of wood.
18 years old, Speyside, 43% A slowly matured whisky with smooth, complex layers of flowery, nutty, slightly smoky notes. Spicy with hints of vanilla, herbs and hazelnut. Fruity and creamy with citrus, berries, almond and caramel. Delicate, soft and fruity with tastes of roasted nuts and malt.
12 years old, Speyside, 43% In Gaelic, Knockando (Cnoc-an-dhu) means `little black hillock’. Made with spring water from the Cardnach spring, which lies in the hills above the distillery. Time is a key element, as gentle maturation in oak casks reveal subtle aromas: delicate with a fresh almond note.
KILCHOMAN Machir Bay
No age statement, Islay, 46% Kilchoman's Machir Bay is an excellent single malt Scotch whisky from the isle of Islay. The distillers use whisky which has been matured in ex-bourbon barrels and Oloroso sherry butts, resulting in a well-balanced flavour profile, with highlights of vanilla biscuits, light fruit and wafts of warm peat smoke. A top expression from Islay's farm distillery.
ISLE OF JURA Prophecy
No age statement, Jura, 46% Isle of Jura's Prophecy is made with a high proportion of rare peated single malt from the distillery.
ISLE OF JURA 16
16 years old, Jura, 43% With the smoothness of the 10 year-old allied to extra complexity from more ageing, this is a winner. A delicious and sophisticated dram with impressive depth and almost perfect weight. Sweet, dry and a dusty mouthfeel with melons, almonds and marzipan.
ISLE OF JURA 10
10 years old, Jura, 40% The only whisky made on Jura. Honey amber in colour, with a sweet, almost honey-like nose. Tastewise, Isle of Jury is very spicy, almost forceful. Light, dry nose with a hint of Sherry. Soft light body. Slightly sweet, salty flavour. The finish has a little malt and some saltiness.
THE ILEACH Cask Strength
No age statement, Islay, 58% A great Islay single malt from an unnamed distillery. The Ileach always scores well with the critics, this cask strength edition was awarded a mind-blowingly high 97 points by Jim Murray in his Whisky Bible. He describes it as easily being a whisky of the year contender.
THE ILEACH Peated Islay
No age statement, Islay, 40% The intensity of this whisky is overwhelming with only limited oak to offer complexity. A big Islay malt. Silky, malty. Herbal fruitiness and bitterness, and some pepper. Grassy and peaty. A seaweedy medicinal touch. Peaty, with that unmistakable breath of the seashore.
HIGHLAND PARK 12
12 years old, Highlands, 40% Imported from the Orkney Islands of Scotland - one of two northernmost distilleries. The nose is fragrant and floral, with hints of heather and some spice. Smooth and honeyed on the palate, with citric fruits, malt and distinctive tones of wood smoke in the finish.
GLENROTHES Select Reserve
No age statement, Speyside, 43% A non-vintage from the Glenrothes distillery, selected by the Glenrothes Malt Master, John Ramsay. Select Reserve is a great value for money single malt, it exhibits the wonderful spicy house style.
GLEN MORAY 16
16 years old, Speyside, 40% Reminiscent of dried fruit, perhaps figs and raisins, mixed with chocolate and a hint of leather and linseed oil. Sweet, full and exceptionally well-rounded. Gently oily and mouth-coating with chewy oak tannins, toffee and barley sugar, followed by a hint of smoke and peat.
GLEN MORAY 12
12 years old, Speyside, 40% Highland toffee, brambles and ginger marmalade. Mellow on the nose, with toffee, vanilla, honey, pear and some oak. Spicy malt, nuts and summer fruits. Slight hints of smoke. Dried apricots. A smooth, warming and rounded single malt with a blackcurrant and liquorice finish.
GLENMORANGIE Nectar D’Or
10 years old, Highlands, 46% Extra-matured in casks that previously held Sauternes wines. Honey gold in colour, with full-bodied and Sherry wine notes, and traces of honey flavours. The palate offers a citrus tang which gives way to warming ginger, nutty flavours and melting honeycomb.
GLENMORANGIE Quinta Ruban
10 years old, Highlands, 46% Christmas aromas of mandarins orange, chocolate and toasted nuts with lingering scents of nutmeg. The palate offers a swathe of rich chocolate enrobed walnuts that gives way to the lemony-rose jelly texture of Turkish delight. Lingering memories of dark minty chocolate.
10 years old, Highlands, 46% 'Lasanta' means ‘warmth and passion’ in Gaelic. The full, sweet flavour typical of Spanish Sherry with sultanas, orange segments, walnuts and butter toffee. The bite of hazelnut tasted through a chocolate coating, spice notes and hints of leather add to a sense of richness.
10 years old, Highlands, 40% Single Malt Scotch from the Northern Highlands of Scotland. Produced in the tallest copper pot stills in Scotland since 1843. Glenmorangie has a pale amber colour and features notes of floral, mandarin and vanilla with hints of honey. Nutty, with well-mannered spices.
10 years old, Highlands, 40% A rare foreign market single malt from Invergordon distilleries the is a good one, and worth every dram.
No age statement, Speyside, 59.1% Glenlivet's Nàdurra expressions are all bottled at cask strength and without any chill-filtration - hence the name, which means 'Natural' in Gaelic. This bottling comes from their First Fill Selection series, and was matured exclusively in first fill American white oak casks.
GLENLIVET Founders Reserve
No age statement, Speyside, 40% First revealed towards the end of 2014, the Founder's Reserve is now available in the EU and will be replacing the 12 Year Old in many of the mature markets despite initial indications that it would sit beside it, broadening the entry-level options. Named in tribute to distillery founder George Smith, it's packaged in Georgian blue.
18 years old, Speyside, 43% This excellent 18 Year Old single malt from Glenlivet is a classic Speyside dram, it also won two golds at the International Wine and Spirits Competition.
15 years old, Speyside, 40% A French Oak Reserve malt with aromas of strawberries and cream, vanilla, wood oil, russet apples and butter. Some pineapple, almond and floral notes and light cinnamon spiciness. Ripe mango, cedarwood, white pepper and a hint of liquorice.
12 years old, Speyside, 40% Aromatic, with flowers. Clean and simple, with some maltiness. Sherry notes, some spice and vanilla. Subtle peatiness. Slightly sweet and fruity, with vanilla notes. Clean and well-balanced. The finish is pleasantly lengthy and sophisticated. A lovely, honeyed, floral, fragrant nose.
12 years old, Lowland, 43% Glenkinchie Lowland Malt has a light delicate nose and a fresh, clean aroma. Delicate and lightly floral, raspberry yoghurt and a crisp nuttiness alongside light vanilla. A truly distinctive single malt, it has a fresh, grassy sweetness balanced with a warming, dryish finish.
GLEN GRANT 10
10 years old, Speyside, 40% From the Glen Grant distillery in Rothes. Medium/dry with a good balance of ripe orchard fruit notes. The palate is rich and fruity, with peaches coming to the fore, along with well integrated barley sugar, ginger and pepper. Intense fruity notes with a long soft nutty almond finish.
17 years old, Highlands, 43% A multi-award winning whisky from Glengoyne, this 17 Year Old won a Double Gold at the 2003 and 2005 San Francisco World Spirits Competition as well as Gold medals at the International Spirits Challenge in 1999 and 2005.
12 years old, Highlands, 43% Completely unpeated (unusual in the highlands), this Glengoyne is soft, fruity and very quaffable. A fine single malt!
10 years old, Highlands, 40% Glengoyne is made using ‘air-dried barley’. It is fresh and well-rounded, with medium sweet aromas suggesting malt, oak, and a hint of Sherry. Smooth and delicate, slightly oaky, with a suggestion of cooking apples. The finish is pleasingly long, with buttery vanilla notes.
GLEN GARIOCH Founders Reserve
No age statement, Highlands, 48% 1797 Founder's Reserve is the new offering from Glen Garioch (pronounced Glen 'Geery').
GLEN GARIOCH 12
12 years old, Highlands, 48% Released in 2010, Glen Garioch's new 12 Year Old is matured in both bourbon and sherry casks, and it has loads of character, as well as being bottled at the sensible strength of 48%.
GLENFIDDICH Experimental Series Project XX
No age Statement, Speyside, 47% - not available at the moment The second release in Glenfiddich's Experimental Series is their Project XX expression, which was made not simply by one Malt Master, but 20! 20 Malt Masters were invited to the Glenfiddich distillery and invited them to pick any expression from the thousands of casks maturing in the warehouse.
18 years old, Speyside, 40% This 18 Year Old from Glenfiddich's core range was matured in a mix of Oloroso sherry and bourbon casks.
15 years old, Speyside, 40% Matured in three different types of casks - Sherry casks, traditional Bourbon casks and new oak casks. Full and fruity nose, with delicate honey and vanilla notes. Flavours of fruit, gentle spice and a touch of oakiness. Well mannered in the mouth, malty, elegant and soft.
12 years old, Speyside, 40% The best selling single malt whiskey in the world. Distinctively fresh and fruity with a hint of pear on the nose. Very pale colour. Light, fresh, fruity aroma. Light, firm but smooth body. Dryish, pear-like flavour with hints of smokiness, fruit and malt. Restrained finish.
15 years old, Speyside, 46% - not available at the moment An incredible dram from Glenfarclas, we can't say enough about it. It's a juicy, Christmas cake of a whisky, absolutely huge! This 15 Year Old matured in sherry wood, a superb malt which earned 95 points from Jim Murray. A lot of the whisky in this is clearly much older than 15 years, this is a really sherried dram and we love it.
GLEN ELGIN 12
12 years old, Speyside, 43% A very soft 12 Year Old Speyside dram, distilled at the Glen Elgin distillery.
12 years old, Speyside, 40% Savoury roasted nut and toffee aromas of Sherry and Bourbon casks. A round, slightly limp entry leads to a smooth medium-bodied palate with sweet toffee, roasted nuts, and elegant spice flavours. Finishes with a long, rich spicy toffee fade with a wave of heather and pepper.
Speyside, 40% A very sweet speyside malt aged in oak casks. This one is a dark horse.
FINLAGGAN Original Peaty
No age statement, Islay, 40% Single malt Scotch whisky from an undisclosed distillery on the Isle of Islay, presented for the Finlaggan range. Good core of peaty malt at the heart of this one – a handsome value-for-money dram.
FINLAGGAN Old Reserve
No age statement, Islay, 40%
Nose: Slightly medicinal nose with hints of peanut, sticking plasters, manuka honey and digestive biscuits.
Palate: Sweet cereals, barley malt, a little peat smoke, TCP, nutmeg and ginger.
Finish: A long, sweet finish with toasty oak and peppermint.
FINLAGGAN Cask Strength
No age statement, Islay, 58% A cask strength single malt, no one knows which distillery this has come from, Finlaggan remains a very closely-guarded secret.
12 years old, Islay, 40% - not available at the moment The secret Islay, as the name of the distillery from which it comes is a closely guarded secret. Only those who have sampled Islay malts over a long period could begin to guess at the pedigree of this true son of Islay. A crisp and smoky Scotch, with sweet malt and Sherry flavours.
12 years old, Highlands on the border to Lowlands, 46.3% The new, relaunched 12 Year Old, this single malt has been bottled at a slightly higher proof, negating the necessity for chill-filtration and as such retaining more of its original charm. A lovely dram from the Deanston distillery.
15 years old, Highlands, 40% Gentle northern Highlands malt with a light taste and fruity sweet aroma. Hint of heather and honey. Gold colour. Firm, slightly oily body. Long and warming in the finish, with ginger, oak and Sherry, plus cough lozenges and lingering toffee. Very long finish.
12 years old, Speyside, 40% A Speyside malt aged 12 years. Golden colour, firm body with medium smokiness. Very complex aroma. A rich, elegant, silky texture that fills the mouth. Delicate, clean flavour with large range of herbal flowery notes. Long finish. A malt for the serious devotee.
12 years old, Speyside, 40% The gaelic name ‘cardhu’ means ‘black rock’. Cardhu is malt smoothness in a bottle – hints of nutmeg and black pepper imbibing the creamy golden toffee. Smooth, light to medium, mellow flavour. Malty sweetness and a hint of peat. Long, lingering and sweet finish.
CAOL ILA Distillers Edition
No age statement, Islay, 43% It's the 2003 vintage Caol Ila Distillers Edition single malt Scotch whisky, which has been finished in casks which previously held Moscatel wine. It was distilled in 2003 and bottled in 2015 at 43% ABV. If you enjoy pairing your smoky Islay malts with touches of sweet, expressive wine, this is the one for you!
CAOL ILA 12
12 years old, Islay, 43% Caol Ila, pronounced ‚Cull-Eela‘, is considered to be a light Islay. Medium-bodied with a rounded flavour. Pale in colour with a greenish tinge. This malt has a peaty nose, with distinct floral notes. Slight taste of seaweed/iodine, lightly medicinal, smoky, salty, sweet with a dry peppery finish.
12 years old, Islay, 40% The lightest of the Islay malts, but its body has a distinctive oiliness. Gold colour, fresh ‘sea air’ aroma, light to medium yet firm body. Gentle, clean flavour with a nutty-malty sweetness. Light peat and discreet smoke. Full-bodied finish with a hint of vanilla and some smoke.
BRUICHLADDICH The Classic Laddie
No age statement, Islay, 50% Created by Jim McEwan from whisky matured in American oak casks alongside Lochindaal, and chosen to represent the classic, unpeated distillery style. Bruichladdich's new signature bottling is made with 100% Scottish barley.
BOWMORE Small Batch
No age statement, Islay, 40% Bowmore Small Batch is an elegant Islay single malt, when gets matured in both first-fill and second-fill bourbon barrels. A great introduction to Bowmore's lovely smoky flavour profile – the Small Batch is refined, light and well balanced with plenty of honey, coconut and vanilla notes.
15 years old, Islay, 43% The nose offers rich, dark chocolate aromas and raisins, and great depth and character. Mouth-coating, rich and dark on the palate, with old Sherry, bitter chocolate, treacle toffee, and a hint of smoke, with treacle and smoke lingering in the lengthy, robust finish.
12 years old, Islay, 43% Warm amber colour, subtle notes of lemon and honey are bound together with a distinctive smokiness. Fragrant smokiness seems to waft against an oily, earthy, background. Some seaweed. Some Sherry. Warm and delicious palate with subtle dark chocolate and peat smoke.
16 years old, Speyside, 40% Named Best Speyside Single Malt at the 2015 World Whiskies Awards, this 16 Year Old BenRiach was also a Gold medal winner at the 2006 International Wine and Spirits Competition.
12 years old, Speyside, 40% - not available at the moment Honey, vanilla, floral, fruity with well balanced wood overtones. Sweet and softly creamy, then fresh limey acids. Floral peachy notes in mid-palate. A piercing quality and real charm. Rounded medium to full bodied, rich honey, vanilla with hints of cream, spice and chocolate.
10 years old, Speyside, 40% The 10 Year Old, peated release from the BenRiach distillery in what they call the 'classic Speyside style'. A distinct malt with great depth and a bittersweet balance.
21 years old, Speyside, 40% A marriage of rare Balvenie is transferred to port casks, or pipes, which have held fine port wines. Refined with remarkable character, it is creamy and silky with fruit, honey and spice notes. Creamy, sweet stewed plums, oaky. A sweet, gentle, well-balanced malt.
12 years old, Speyside, 40% Aged in two different casks: one traditional whiskey oak, one Sherry oak producing a deep more complex flavour. Rich, mellow flavour with depth and complexity. Smooth and mellow with beautifully combined flavours - nutty sweetness, cinnamon spiciness and Sherry.
14 years old, Speyside, 43% This whisky has been matured for 14 years in traditional oak casks before being transferred to Caribbean rum casks to impart some extra flavour. This process has created a well-rounded and drinkable whisky with notes of fruit and vanilla.
12 years old, Speyside, 46% 12 Year Old Aultmore single malt Scotch whisky, unveiled in 2014 for the Last Great Malts by Dewar's. A refreshing dram, with plenty of vanilla, honey and citrus, alongside a touch of grassiness. It's been quite a while since a distillery bottling of Aultmore has been released, so this is all rather exciting indeed.
AUCHENTOSHAN Three Wood
12 years old, Lowlands, 43% Amber colour, chock full of ripe fruit, sugars, spice and nuts. A fruity nose. Tastes of fruit, brown sugar and syrup. Hazelnut with hints of cinnamon and lemon. A butterscotch sweetness adds to the overall complexity. The finish is fresh and fruity with a long lasting oaky sweetness.
AUCHENTOSHAN Coopers Reserve
14 year old, Lowlands, 46% This 14 Year Old Auchentoshan single malt Scotch whisky was released for travel retail and bestowed the title 'Cooper's Reserve'. The whisky was drawn from a selection of Spanish Oloroso sherry casks and North American sherry casks, resulting in a flavour profile brimming with sugared almonds, dried fruit and creamy vanilla.
AUCHENTOSHAN American Oak
No age statement, Lowlands, 40% From the Auchentoshan distillery in the Scottish Lowlands comes a triple distilled single malt Scotch whisky aged entirely in first fill American oak casks. A light, bright whisky with plenty of vanilla sweetness at its centre – great as an aperitif dram.
10 years old, Lowlands, 40% Gold in colour and one of the best 10 year old aromas you can find. It is medium bodied, soft fresh with a hint of oak. Mouthwateringly fresh barley and a superb crisp, slightly sweet malt-chocolate interplay. A clean and fruity palate and a delicate sweet finish.
No age statement, Islay, 54.2% Named ‘World Whisky of the Year’ in Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible 2009. Ardbeg Uigeadail (pronounced ‘Oog-a-dal’) marries Ardbeg’s traditional deep, smoky notes with luscious, raisiny tones of old ex-Sherry casks. An intriguing balance between sweet, spicy and smoky flavours.
10 years old, Islay, 46% Jim Murray's 2008 World Whisky of the Year! When Ardbeg 10 was released it was the first expression from the distillery not to be chill-filtered. It's a true classic from Islay, and a must have for any fan of single malt whisky.
AN CNOC Peter Arkle Edition
No age statement, Speyside, 46% - not available at the moment The fourth release in the series of anCnoc Highland single malt whiskies with great labels drawn by Scottish illustrator Peter Arkle.
AN CNOC 12
12 years old, Speyside, 40% Previously named Knockdhu after the distillery, it was renamed An Cnoc to avoid confusion with Knockando. AnCnoc is Gaelic meaning ‘the hill’. Complex, fresh apples, orange marmelade and peaches. The finish is long with cocoa powder, ground coffee beans and gentle wood spices.
15 years old, Speyside, 43% A 15 Year Old Aberlour single malt, usually found on mainland Europe. Matured in a mixed of sherry and bourbon casks, lending fruity sweetness to the whisky.
12 years old, Speyside, 40% The fantastic and always popular Aberlour 12 Year Old, matured in both traditional oak and sherry casks.
10 years old, Speyside, 43% A classic Speyside single malt, matured in a combination of Bourbon and Sherry casks. Dry, fresh, fruity aromas of early autumn apples and pears are subtly enhanced with sweet notes of vanilla and mint toffee. Smooth and creamy, with spicy-sweet nutmeg and honey combining.
12 years old, Highlands, 40% The classic 12 Year Old Aberfeldy single malt Scotch whisky, distilled in the Highlands. While the label sadly no longer features a red squirrel, it now comes with a rather handsome black and rose-gold colour palate to match the rich, malty flavour profile.
THE IRISHMAN 70
40% A nice Irish whiskey, blended from 70% malt whisky and 30% Pure Pot Still Whiskey. Aged in bourbon casks. Sweet and spicy at the same time.
St. Patrick's Distillery, 40% This whiskey is blended from 3 year old grain blended and 21 year old malt, matured for more than 3 years in Bourbon barrels.
Walsh Whiskey Distillery, 40% Writers Tears is a light, sweet Irish whiskey made using a mix of single pot still and single malt whiskies, resulting in oodles of honey'd, fruity notes. Wonderfully easy to drink, it would make for a great introduction to Irish whiskey for folks new to the spirit. No writers were harmed in the making of this whiskey.
TULLAMORE Special Reserve
Midleton Distillery, 40% Originally launched for the travel retail market, this 12 year old Irish blend is full of sweetness and sublimely smooth.
Midleton Distillery, 40% Irish whiskey from Tullamore in the county of Offaly, situated in the heart of Ireland. The Tullamore Distillery was founded in 1829. Medium amber hue. Intensely fruity aromas. Flavours of toffee, caramel and wood. Lighter than other Irish whiskies. Clean medium long finish.
THE IRISHMAN Rare Cask Strength
Walsh Whiskey Distillery, 53% The Irishman is a beautiful blended whiskey, bottled at natural cask strength (unusual for Irish whiskeys) in 2010. Jim Murray gave the previous edition a whopping 93.5 points in his Whiskey Bible - we expect great things from the 2010 release!
THE IRISHMAN Founders Reserve
Walsh Whiskey Distillery, 40% A fabulous Irish blend of 70% single malt whiskey and 30% single pot still whiskey. After being triple distilled, the Irishman Founder's Reserve is aged in bourbon casks. Bernard Walsh, you should be proud!
ROE & CO
Various Distilleries, 45% Released in March 2017, Roe & Co blended Irish whiskey marks Diageo's return to the Irish whiskey category having sold Bushmills a couple of years earlier. Roe & Co is bottled at 45% abv without chill filtration and is a blend of single malt and grain whiskeys matured exclusively in bourbon casks (a high proportion of which are first-fill).
Midleton Distillery, 40% A very special premium edition of Powers Gold Label. Chosen from specially selected whiskeys, aged from 12 to 24 years and matured in carefully chosen American oak barrels. An Irish characteristic strong pot still presence, classic honeyed, full bodied character and style.
Midleton Distillery, 40% ‘The father of all Irish Whiskeys’. Warm and full-bodied flavour, a mixture of spices, which linger on the tongue. The Powers flavour is the product of the whiskey’s triple distillation in both old-fashioned copper pots and column stills, aged in Bourbon casks for five to six years.
Midleton Distillery, 40% Paddy Whiskey is light and fresh being one of the softest of all Irish Whiskeys due to the low percentage of pot still content. Mild, with a distinctive mellow maltiness, a touch of sweet oil, spiciness and background notes of honey, vanilla, toasted wood.
MIDLETON VERY RARE
Midleton Distillery, 40% The most exclusive whiskey ever produced in Ireland. Only available in strictly limited quantities as just a small number of casks of the finest distillates are personally selected by the Master Distiller each year. Flavours: lilac, oak, toffee. Very long finish. Deserves a try at least once in life.
Cooley Distillery, 40% Made from a mixture of barley, corn, rye, wheat, oats, and lime-softened water. Soft gold colour. Scents of wet cotton and spice. Sweet flavours of corn, honey wheat and toffee. Medium. Smooth. Very toasty, malt character. Well-balanced. Medium-long, sweet aftertaste.
KENNEDY Original Whiskey
Midleton Distillery, 40% Flavored Irish Whiskey is a recent trend, joining the likes of other flavored spirits, such as vodka, gin and tequila. Flavors include honey and apple with cinnamon. These are generally on the sweeter side and more like liqueurs than traditional Irish whiskies and are meant for use in cocktails, especially those with fruit juices. Kennedy is flavoured with caramel and other natural flavours.
JAMESON Signature Reserve
Midleton Distillery, 40% Formerly only available in travel retail, this whiskey is comprised of a high proportion of pure pot-still whiskey, much of which has been matured in oloroso sherry casks.
JAMESON Select Reserve
Midleton Distillery, 40% This Blend was originally known as Jameson Select Reserve Small Batch containing both Pot Still- and Small Batch Grain Whiskey and matured in a mix of First Fill and Re-Fill Ex-Bourbon and ex-Oloroso sherry casks. The Grain Whiskey for this specific Jameson is only distilled once a year.
JAMESON Gold Reserve
Midleton Distillery, 40% A harmonious blend of traditional pure pot still whiskey and a unique rare whiskey which has been specially aged in new casks of seasoned oak. A delicate, smooth and complex whiskey with a lingering hint of honey toasted sweetness. Very light and smooth.
JAMESON Distillers Safe
Midleton Distillery, 43% This is the Distiller's Safe expression from Jameson's Whiskey Makers Series, which celebrates the hard work of their Head Cooper, Head Blender and Head Distiller - this one honours the latter, Head (/Master) Distiller Brian Nation! Matured in ex-bourbon casks, the character of the spirit is allowed to shine through after around 5-6 years.
Midleton Distillery, 40% A rebranded version of one Jameson's best kept secrets, the previously confusingly named Crested Ten, which wasn't ten years old and was hard to find outside of Ireland. Having dropped the "Ten", Crested has now been relaunched internationally. The first Crested release came in 1963, with Jameson beginning to bottle their own whiskey (rather than selling to bonders) and it's known to have a healthy proportion of pot still whiskey as well as a high proportion of sherry casks used for maturation (bourbon barrels are also used)
Midleton Distillery, 40% Jameson Caskmates is an intriguing release. Having sent some of their casks to the local craft stout brewers at Franciscan Well, the casks were returned to Midleton where they were subsequently used to give a stout finish to Jameson! We tasted it before it was available in the UK when we visited Cork just before St. Patrick's Day 2015, and we know that some of the fine folk at Irish Distillers were worried that it may be seen as a bit of a gimmick. Perhaps to an extent it is, but more importantly, it works – a worthwhile experiment that's produced a unique and interesting Irish whiskey.
JAMESON Blenders Dog
Midleton Distillery, 43% Jameson's Whiskey Makers Series is a trio of whiskeys celebrating the hard work of their Head Cooper, Head Distiller and Head Blender. This particular edition is named in honour of the latter, Jameson's Head (or indeed Master) Blender Billy Leighton! This release is all about harmony, complexity and balance.
JAMESON Black Barrel
Midleton Distillery, 40% AKA Small Batch - a super release from Jameson, with a high proportion of Irish pot still whiskey as well as small batch grain. The result is an increased body and level of richness when compared to the core expression. It's aged in double charred first fill bourbon casks (black barrels). Well worth a look...
Midleton Distillery, 40% Light to medium amber colour. Sweet aromas of red apple. Very firm, oily, intense and mouth filling. Clean, tart flavours of oak, vanilla, red apple and grain resulting in a lovely fruitcake richness. Semi-sweet, medium-long finish with caramel, grain, and smoke overtones.
Midleton Distillery, 40% Distilled three times before undergoing long maturation in oak casks, leaving a mellow, light taste. Very rare, even in Ireland, with a yearly production of only 6000 bottles. Sweet, rich and full bodied. Quickly fills the mouth with a glorious spiciness. Remains soft, complex and busy.
CLONTARF Classic Blend
Cooley Distillery, 40% - not available at the moment Meatier than the standard blends, it contains enough musky, raw-barley pot-still spirit to give it an ample body. A simple, sweet session whiskey. A velvety soft, cream toffee nose, lush taste, full textured, toffee-sweet. Lots of peach with sweet syrup and an earthy malty character.
Bushmills Distillery, 46% A very special edition of the Bushmills 1608 blend, this commemorates the distillery’s 400 year anniversary. Jim Murray awarded the blend 94 points.
Bushmills Distillery, 40% A blend of Bushmills triple distilled malt whiskey with a lighter Irish grain whiskey, making it an approachable whiskey with a rich, warming taste of fresh fruit, a burst of peach and vanilla. Sweet and floral notes, smooth with a fruity dryness, a touch of cinnamon.
BUSHMILLS Black Bush
Bushmills Distillery, 40% A uniquely high proportion of malt whiskey matured in former Oloroso Sherry casks with a sweet, batch-distilled grain whiskey. The unique recipe gives Black Bush its rich fruity notes, floral nose and deep, intense character, balanced by a unique smoothness.
YELLOW SPOT 12
12 years old, Midleton Distillery, 46% This is the second addition to the 'Spot' range of Irish whiskies, which contains the famous Green Spot Pot Still Whiskey. The Yellow Spot is a single pot still Irish whiskey which has been matured in three types of cask: American bourbon cask, Spanish sherry butts and Spanish Malaga casks for a sweeter flavor.
WRITERS TEARS Cask Strength
No age statement, Midleton Distillery, 53% It's the 2016 edition of Writers Tears Cask Strength Irish whiskey, which has been bottled at 53% ABV. A release of 2,640 bottles. Yummy Irish whiskey that pairs well with fine literature.
WILDGEESE Single Malt
No age statement, Cooley Distillery, 43% A bottle from the Cooley distillery, this whiskey tastes like baked apples , with a touch of woodiness and bitterness that prevents it falling into sweet territory. Sparks of lemon. Grassy and Herbal.
WEST CORK Single Malt
10 years old, West Cork Distillers, 43% It’s a simple, crisp whisky, but nicely done. And to be applauded is the fact that you wouldn’t notice the strength – some would have this at 43% or maybe 46% at a push. Given all of those qualities, this would make a perfect everyday drinker – especially during the summer months.
TYRCONNEL Single Malt
No age statement, Cooley Distillery, 40% (43% since 2017) A single malt Irish whiskey from the Cooley distillery, Tyrconnell is incredibly creamy and smooth.
10 years old, Cooley Distillery, 40% Named after the colt that won the 1876 Irish National Produce Stakes against 100 to 1 odds. Golden-yellow colour. Floral fragrance with notes of citrus and grain. Medium-bodied with flavours of sweet, toasty malt and a touch of caramel. Smooth, sweet finish.
TULLAMORE DEW 14
14 years old, Tullamore Distillery, 41.5% A 14 Year Old, triple distilled Irish single malt whiskey from the Tullamore DEW range, which has been finished in bourbon, Port, Madeira and Oloroso sherry casks - an expression not often seen on these shores.
10 years old, Tipperary Distillery, 47% This is a 10 Year Old Irish single malt whiskey released by the Tipperary Boutique Distillery Company Ltd, boasting a name that honours the Knockmealdowns mountain range. Drawn from a handful of ex-bourbon casks, this is sweet and enjoyable creamy.
THE QUIET MAN 8
8 years old, The Quiet Man Irish Whiskey Co. Ltd., 40% Now that I am making my own whiskey, I am naming it after my father. As a bartender he saw a lot of things and heard a lot of stories, but like all good bartenders, he (…) told no tales. My father, John Mulgrew, “The Quiet Man”, or as they say in Ireland “An Fear Ciuin.” Sweet and crisp floral fragrances with notes of vanilla and oak. Hint of honey, warm vanilla and spicy oak, smooth finish.
THE IRISHMAN 12
12 years old, Walsh Whiskey Distillery, 43% It's the 2015 release of The Irishman 12 Year Old single malt Irish whiskey, matured exclusively in first-fill bourbon barrels. As ever for this yearly release, only 6,000 bottles were produced.
TEELING Small Batch
No age statement, Teeling Distillery, 46% Produced by the Teeling Whiskey Company, this is a delicious small-batch blend with a very high malt content. Interestingly enough, it's also been matured in rum casks for added spice.
TEELING Single Malt
No age statement, Teeling Distillery, 46% The eagerly anticipated Teeling Single Malt Irish Whiskey, made with 100% malt whiskeys. A selection of five wine-cask-finished-whiskeys were used for this release, including Sherry, Port, Madeira, White Burgundy and Cabernet Sauvignon. Exciting, delicious stuff from the Teeling chaps in Dublin.
TEELING Single Grain
No age statement, Teeling Distillery, 46% Irish single grain whiskey from Teeling! There are only an elite few Irish single grain whiskies out there at the moment, but Teeling went ahead and made theirs unique by maturing it in Californian Cabernet Sauvignon casks. Deliciously sweet with a good deal of spice and fruit hide within the Teeling Single Grain.
10 years old, 40% The Seamróg Irish Whiskey is distilled in pot stills. Only hand-picked ex-Bourbon barrels from high-quality oak are used for the 10-year maturity. It is gentle on the palate, with nuances of honey, vanilla and fresh spice. 'Seamróg' or 'Shamrock' is the three-leaf clover, the inofficial Irish national symbol; it symbolizes St. Patrick and the Christian Holy Trinity.
15 years old, Midleton Distillery, 40% A beautiful pure pot still whiskey (or "single pot still" as it's now officially known). Redbreast 15 is a rich, thick, sweet, pungent whiskey with loads of flavour and complexity - really good stuff!
REDBREAST Cask Strength Edition
12 years old, Midleton Distillery, 57.2% Redbreast 12 Year Old Cask Strength Edition isn't simply the excellent Redbreast 12 Year Old bottled at a higher abv, the whiskeys used for each batch are specially selected for these superb natural cask strength releases. A must-try Single Pot Still Whiskey.
12 years old, Midleton Distillery, 40% Pure Pot Still Whiskey, distilled and bottled in Midleton, Ireland. Triple distilled in heavy pot stills using malted and unmalted Irish barley combined with Irish spring water. Aged in oak barrels for a smooth, refined taste. Aromas of ginger cake, brazil nuts, treacle.
8 years old, Cooley Distillery, 43% - not available at the moment A Pure Pot Still matured in Bourbon and Sherry Casks. Aromas of malt and grain, boiled sweets. Light, nutty, dried peach, mixed herbs, turf and wood shavings. An elegant trace of citrus. Creamy, slightly smoky, with floral notes. A peppery and spicy, dry finish.
8 years old, Cooley Distillery, 40% Malty nose, sweet and smooth at first with a full malty and spicy middle and a delightful honeyed sweetness. Rather oaky and peppery with notes of caramel and a certain fruitiness. Medium long finish, slightly drying but balanced, with notes of candy sugar and cooked apples.
KNAPPOGUE 16 Twin Wood
16 years old, Bushmills Distillery, 40% Twin Wood is a 16 Year Old single malt from the Kappague Castle range, which was initially matured in bourbon barrels before being transferred over to casks seasoned with Oloroso sherry for a finishing period. Very good value Irish whiskey, right here.
KNAPPOGUE CASTLE 14 Twin Wood
14 years old, Bushmills Distillery, 46% Irish single malt from the Knappogue Castle range, matured for 14 years in a combination of bourbon and sherry casks. If you've enjoyed the Knappogue Castle 12 Year Old but felt like it could do with a good helping of fruit notes at its core, this'll be a treat!
KNAPPOGUE CASTLE 12
12 years old, Bushmills Distillery, 40% - not available at the moment Distilled twice, one batch at a time, in copper pots. Lightly chill-filtered with no colouring added. Aged in Bourbon casks. Aromas of fruit and honey. Grassy with a touch of muesli, sweet almonds and juicy malt. The flavour is soft and clean with notes of honey, malt and fruit.
8 years old, Cooley Distillery, 40% Greenore has a taste of vanilla and honeyed sweetness that emanates from its many years of maturing in rum and Bourbon oak casks. Its silky smooth and robust character is a truly delightful experience to the discerning drinker. Only available in very limited quantities.
GLENDALOUGH Double Barrel
no age statement, Glendalough Distillery, 42% Glendalough Double Barrel Irish Whiskey is a single grain Irish whiskey, initially matured in American bourbon barrels before enjoying a finishing period of six months in Spanish Oloroso sherry casks. This comes bottled at 42% ABV, brought down to this strength by Wicklow mountain water. A rather tasty release presented by Glendalough, rich in vanilla, caramel, Christmas spices and dried fruit notes.
CONNEMARA Turf Mór
no age statement, Cooley Distillery, 58.2% The Gaelic for Big Peat, Turf Mór is the peatiest expression of Connemara and the peatiest bottling of Irish whiskey in the world. The taste offers a sweet start with a gunpowder explosion of deep earthy peat on the tongue, lifting to a fresh cut grass spiciness.
12 years old, Cooley Distillery, 40% Each year a small number of the oldest and most exceptional casks are hand picked to create Connemara 12 year old peated single malt. Smoky peatiness balanced by heather floralness with hints of honey, oak, sweet grass, chocolate and vanilla.
CONNEMARA Distiller’s Edition
no age statement, Cooley Distillery, 43% Connemara produced a peated Irish single malt, named for the area in Ireland. Nose: Well-smoked and peated, heather freshness and floral notes with a honeyed sweetness and a little wood.
CONNEMARA Cask Strength
10 years old, Cooley Distillery, 58% - not available at the moment Delicate aromas of toasted grains and nuts, honey, lemongrass, pepper, and spicy caramel custard follow through on a virile entry to a dry-yet-fruity full body with great depth and a long, sweet warming, vanilla cream and wet limestone finish.
10 years old, Cooley Distillery, 40% Smokey peatiness with hints of honey and oak. The taste is silky smooth with a honey sweet start, followed by more complex aromas of malt and fruit giving way to the intensifying full bodied peat. A well-balanced yet complex taste with vanilla oak notes.
10 years old, Midleton Distillery, 40% The whiskey takes it name from the Battle of Clontarf in 1014. Refined vanilla, caramel, dust, toasty wood and delicate spice flavours. A slight sweet palate with toffee, roasted nuts, wet hay, and brown spices. Finishes with a long, sweet caramel, wood, and spice fade.
21 years old, Bushmills Distillery, 40% An exquisite Irish whiskey, 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.
BUSHMILLS Three Wood
16 years old, Bushmills Distillery, 40% - not available at the moment Aged for 16 years in a combination of Oloroso Sherry and Bourbon-seasoned casks, then matured for several months in Port wine barrels - a unique maturation which imparts distinct notes of juicy fruits, nuts and spice, as well as a hint of ruby redness.
BUSHMILLS Single Malt
10 years old, Bushmills Distillery, 40% Triple distilled from 100% malted barley and matured for a minimum of 10 years mainly in Bourbon-seasoned barrels, it has aromas of honey, vanilla and milk chocolate. Malted barley is dried in a closed kiln without peat resulting in a clean, unsmoky taste.
Freixenet and Aperol, served with a slice of orange
red wine spitzer
red wine spitzer with lemonade or sparkling water
Freixenet sparkling wine
Sparkling Wine glass or bottle
House wine red
House red, Italy medium
Montepulciano D‘ Abruzzo
Red, Italy dry
Rosé house wine
White wine spitzer
white wine spitzer with lemonade or sparkling water
House wine white
House White, Italy medium
White, Italy dry
Black Forest – 47.0% – Dry Gin Distilled from 47 regional botanicals such as lingonberries and blended with natural spring water.
Bavaria – 45.0% – Dry Gin Juniper, mace, angelica, notes of lavender and rosemary, blue / pink colour.
Spain – 42.7% – Mediterranean Dry Gin Distilled from olives, thyme, rosemary and basil, cardamom, juniper berries, citrus fruits.
Scotland – 44.0% – Dry Gin Juniper, coriander, citrus peel, unexpected infusion of cucumber and rose petals.
England – 40.0% – London Dry Gin Juniper berries, lemon peel, coriander, angelica root, iris root
Gordon’s Premium Pink
England – 37.5% – Distilled Gin Natural fruit flavours and a subtle hint of juniper
England – 37.5% – London Dry Gin Juniper berries and a secret range of botanicals
Vodka Red Bull
Jägermeister Red Bull
Jack Daniels Cola
Pernod with water and ice
Lime juice, pineapple juice
Grenadine, coconut syrup, lime juice cordial, pineapple juice
Hanz Summer Cooler
Orange juice, peach juice, angostura, lemon squash, Bitter Lemon
Alcohol free Pina Colada
Alcohol free Caipirinha with Ginger Ale
Long Island Ice Tea
Gin, vodka, rum, tequila, triple sec, sweet & sour, coke
Gin, vodka, rum, tequila, triple sec, sweet & sour, Blue Curacao, lemonade
Whiskey, lemon sqash, sugar syrup
Vodka, Apricot Brandy, lemon squash, grenadine, passion fruit nectar
Tequila, grenadine, orange juice
Rum, Vodka, Blue Curacao, coconut syrup, cream, pineapple juice
Sex On The Beach
Vodka, Apricot Brandy, grenadine, cherry nectar, pineapple juice, orange juice
Myer‘s brown rum, lemon squash, lime juice cordial, orange juice, grenadine
Brown rum, coconut syrup, cream, pineapple juice
Brown rum, white rum, Captain Blood 73%, almond syrup, lemon squash, lime juice cordial, pineapple juice
Havana Club, lime juice, cola
Vodka, limes, brown sugar, lime juice cordial
Cachaca, limes, brown sugar, lime juice cordial
Earl Grey // Peppermint // Camomile // Fruit Tea // Rose Hip // Roiboos // Roiboos Vanilla // Roiboos Orange // Green Tea // Herb Tea
Chai tea with milk froth
Tea with rum
Irish black tea with 2 cl rum
Mulled wine with 3 cl rum
With a cream topping
Laced Latte Macchiato
Baileys, Tia Maria, Amaretto or Creme de Cacao
Flavoured Latte Macchiato
Caramel, Almond, Vanilla or Chocolate
Irish Black Tea
3cl whiskey with hot water, sugar, lemon and cloves
Latte Macchiato with Irish Cream Flavour
Coffee, whiskey, sugar, cream topping
Banana & Cherry nectar
Juice of your choice and sparkling water
Apple juice / orange juice / pineapple juice / banana nectar / blackcurrant nectar / cherry nectar/ passion fruit nectar
Schweppes Bitter Lemon
Schweppes Ginger Ale
Schweppes Tonic Water
peach or lemon
Coca Cola Light
König Ludwig Dunkel
wheat beer (Huber Weisses)
lager (Hofbrauhaus Freising)
Gwynt y Ddraig (Wales)
- Black Dragon ........ 6.5% ... 500ml
- Cloudy Scrumpy ... 5.3% ... 500ml
- Perry Vale .............. 4.5% ... 500ml
- Autumn Magic ...... 4.0% ... 500ml
- Old Rascal ........... 4.5% ..... 500ml
- Green Goblin ....... 6.0% ..... 500ml
- Magners Original Irish Cider . 4.5% ... 568ml
- Magners Pear Cider .............. 4.5% ... 568ml
- Magners Berry Cider ............ 4.5% .... 568ml
1,5 l of your favourite Irish Beer or Shandy
Flavoured Stowford Cider
Flavours: Maracuja, Strawberry, Blue Curacao, Toffee, Blackcurrant, etc.
Cider, lager & blackcurrant syrup
Cider & lager
Guinness & Cider
Black & Tan
Guinness & Kilkenny
Guinness & blackcurrant syrup
A medium dry apple cider, light, refreshing and fruity
A mildly hopped reddish Irish ale named after ‘Kilkenny’, its hometown.
We at Murdock’s are proud to serve you ‘The Perfect Pint’ (Guinness winners)
For kids 11 and under 1 Irish Bacon, 1 Irish Sausage, baked beans and a fried egg. Served with toast, butter and marmalade and a glass of orange juice (0,1l)
Fried egg, hash browns, tomatoes and baked beans, toast, butter and marmalade
Scrambled Eggs & Toast
Scrambled Eggs & Toast
1 Irish Bacon, 1 Irish Sausage, black and white pudding, baked beans and a fried egg. Served with toast, butter and marmalade
Murdock’s Irish Breakfast
Grilled Irish bacon, Irish sausages, black and white pudding, fried egg, hash brown, tomato and baked beans. Served with toast, butter and marmalade
The Full Monty – Full Irish Breakfast
includes a hot drink Grilled Irish bacon, Irish sausages, black and white pudding, fried egg, hash brown, tomato and baked beans. Served with toast, butter and marmalade, cornflakes, orange juice (0,1l) and tea or coffee
Banana split with vanilla ice cream, chocolate sauce and a cream topping
Death by Chocolate
Chocolate surprise - for chocolate lovers
Banana and toffee cake on a biscuit base with a cream topping
Hot Chocolate Brownie
Hot Chocolate Brownie with vanilla ice cream and chocolate sauce
Baked apple fritters with honey and ice cream
Chocolate or vanilla
With hot vanilla sauce and vanilla ice cream
Extras for Steaks
Blue Cheese Onion Gravy Fried Mushrooms
Side orders for Steaks
Chunky Chips & Ketchup Side Salad Baked Potato & Sour Cream Spicy Wedges & BBQ-Sauce Boiled Potatoes Garlic Bread Green Beans with bacon and onions Fried Potatoes with bacon and onions
Dundalk Surf & Turf
Irish sirloin beef steak (250g) and prawns on a stick in garlic butter and parsley
Blue Cheese Steak (250g)
Irish sirloin beef steak topped with melted gorgonzola
Peppercrust Steak (250g)
Irish sirloin beef steak in a grounded black pepper crust with homemade herb butter
Sirloin Steak (250g)
Irish sirloin beef steak with homemade herb butter
Classic Irish Steak (250g)
Irish sirloin beef steak topped with a delicious mushroom and onion Irish gravy, served with homemade herb butter and chunky chips with ketchup
Triple Decker with chicken breast and homemade honey baked ham, with salad and mayonnaise on white or wholemeal bread, served with chunky chips and ketchup
Sandwich with crispy bacon, lettuce, tomato and mayonnaise on white or wholemeal bread, served with chunky chips and ketchup
Toasted Sandwich (white or wholemeal bread), served with a small salad and tortilla chips with sour cream Options: Cheese Ham and Cheese Cheese and Onions
Side orders for Wraps
Chunky Chips & Ketchup Side Salad Baked Potato & Sour Cream Tortilla Chips & Sour Cream Spicy Wedges & BBQ-Sauce
Toasted Tortilla wrap filled with grilled peppers, onions and mushrooms in a salsa sauce, mixed salad, tomato, sweet corn, Irish cheddar cheese and sour cream, served warm and with your choice of side
BBQ Chicken & Bacon Melt
Toasted Tortilla wrap filled with grilled chicken breast slices, bacon, BBQ sauce, mixed salad and Irish cheddar cheese, served warm and with your choice of side
Chef Salad Wrap
Tortilla wrap filled with Mama Murdock’s honey baked ham, eggs, mixed salad, tomatoes, Irish cheddar cheese and sour cream dressing. Served with your choice of side
Tortilla wrap filled with Mexican-style grilled chicken breast slices in salsa sauce and guacamole, mixed salad and tomatoes. Served with tortilla chips and sour cream or your choice of side
Crispy Chicken Wrap
Tortilla wrap filled with crispy chicken breast slices, mixed salad, tomato, sweet corn and mayonnaise. Served with your choice of side
Tortilla Chips with vegetables and melted cheese and a sour cream dip
Cheesy Chips and Dips
Tortilla Chips with three different dips of your choice and melted cheese.
Salsa // Hot Cheese // Guacamole // Sour Cream // Asia Sauce // Diabolo Sauce // Garlic Mayonnaise // Aioli Dip
Chips and Dips
Tortilla Chips with dips of your choice.
With 1 Dip or 3 Dips
Salsa // Hot Cheese // Guacamole // Sour Cream // Asia Sauce // Diabolo Sauce // Garlic Mayonnaise // Aioli Dip
Cream of Tomato Soup
Creamy tomato soup, served with toasted bread
Homemade Soup Of The Day
Please ask for our daily selection
Hot Spicy Chicken Wings
Chicken wings with chunky chips, asia sauce and ketchup
Chicken Nuggets & Chips
Chicken nuggets with chunky chips and ketchup
Cocktail Sausages & Chips
Irish cocktail sausages with chunky chips and ketchup
Red Hot Chili Poppers
Baked chili peppers stuffed with cream cheese with chunky chips and sour cream
Small potato wedges with barbeque sauce
Basket of Chips
Chunky chips with ketchup or mayonnaise
Chili sin Carne
Homemade vegetarian bean chili with tortilla chips and sour cream
Chili con Carne
A bowl of our own homemade beef chili served with tortilla chips and sour cream
Fried potato wedges with sour cream, mixed salad and Guacamole
Available options: Garlic Bread // Garlic Bread with Cheddar
Snack Baked Potato
Served with a side salad and your choice of butter, herb butter, sour cream or garlic mayonnaise
Baked potato with your choice of filling(s), topped with cheese and served with salad and sour cream. Available fillings: vegetables // chicken// chili con carne // chili sin carne // baked beans // coleslaw
Steak and Guinness Pie
Tender pieces of Irish beef gently braised in Guinness stock with tasty vegetables. Served with puff pastry and mashed potatoes
Chicken and Mushroom Pie
Chicken fillet and white mushrooms cooked in a creamy sauce, topped with mashed potatoes and served with a side salad
This hearty Irish dish dates back to Saint Patrick. Fresh ground beef slowly cooked in gravy with vegetables and then topped with mashed potatoes and cheddar cheese and baked until golden brown. Served with a side salad and HP sauce
Bangers and Mash
Grilled Dundalk sausages, mashed potatoes and baked beans served with our homemade onion gravy
The finest lamb in a tasty herbed stew with potatoes, carrots and leeks, served with freshly baked baguette
Murdock’s Fish and Chips
Cod fillet in a crispy homemade beer batter, served with chunky chips, a side salad or original mushy peas, ketchup and homemade tartar sauce
Homemade chicken breast burger with cucumber, lettuce, tomatoes, onions, mayonnaise and ketchup
Crispy vegetable burger made of broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, peas and potatoes with cucumber, lettuce, tomatoes, onions and ketchup
Homemade beef burger with gorgonzola cheese, cucumber, lettuce, tomatoes, onions and ketchup
Chili Chili Burger
Homemade chili-beef burger topped with chili con carne, served with cucumber, lettuce, tomato and onions
Red Hot Chili Bacon Burger
Homemade beef burger with cucumber, lettuce, tomatoes, bacon, onions, chili sauce and ketchup
Homemade beef burger with cucumber, lettuce, tomatoes, bacon, onions, barbeque sauce and ketchup
Homemade beef burger with cucumber, lettuce, tomatoes, onions, cheese and ketchup
Homemade beef burger with cucumber, lettuce, tomatoes, onions and ketchup
with live music
What our clients say
Always a good atmosphere at the pub quiz and friendly service, plus a large selection of beers and dishes. I love coming here!
I can only recommend it. Service friendly. Food is good. There are cool drinks. Beer garden really cozy. I come back.
Best Irish pub. Staff is very friendly and attentive. Great location and of course very tasty drinks.