Courtney's Bar Whiskey Selection

"I am going, I am going ... where streams of Whiskey are flowing"


Whiskey is our passion, it is literally the "Water of Life" (Uisce Beatha)
We Irish claim to have invented and perfected it.
The grains from which it is derived are abundant on our shores
the skill and patience of the master distillers have been passed through generations,
it is the product of of our inventiveness , our imagination and our love.
The great Kerry playwright John B. Keane described it thus:
"No man was ever born into this world with such a passionate love of liquor than myself,
it isn't that I love liquor for the taste of it, I love the "plop" of whiskey into a glass, I love it,
I love to listen to it, I love to see the cream on a pint, I love the first powerful,violent impact of a glass of whiskey
when I throw it back in me and when it hits the mark below.
I chase it then with a pint and thats even more beautiful still"

Jameson Crested

Type: Blend – Alcohol: 40% – Age: 3+ Years Old
Country: Ireland – Cask: Bourbon, Sherry

Crested is the new name for Jameson’s Crested Ten with an updated look, but the same blend. This is made with older aged Jameson with a high measure of pure pot-still whiskey in the mix, a fair proportion of which has been aged in sherry casks to add spicy sweetness.

Black Bush

Type: Blend – Alcohol: 40% – Age: 3+ Years Old
Country: Northern Ireland – Cask: Bourbon, Sherry

Bushmills Black Bush Irish Whiskey combines a high amount of malt whiskey matured in former Oloroso Sherry casks, with a sweet, batch-distilled grain whiskey. This unique recipe means Black Bush has rich, fruity notes and a deep intense character, balanced by an incredibly unique smoothness.

Kilbeggan 8 Yr Old

Type: Single Grain – Alcohol: 40% – Age: 8 Years Old
Country: Ireland – Cask: Bourbon

Kilbeggan is a light and soft single grain whiskey that is made from white corn at the Cooley Distillery in County Louth. This used to be known as Greenore and is very popular with drinkers looking for something easy going, delicate and smooth.

Jameson Cask Mates

Type: Blend – Alcohol: 40% – Age 3+ Years Old
Country: Ireland – Cask: Bourbon, Stout

Emerging from a conversation between the Midleton head distiller and the head brewer of Cork’s Franciscan Well Brewery, Jameson Caskmates has been finished in stout-seasoned whiskey casks. While the triple-distilled smoothness is very much intact, notes of cocoa, coffee and butterscotch confirm the stout influence.

Connemara 12 Yr Old

Type: Single Malt – Alcohol: 40% – Age: 12 Years Old
Country: Ireland

Connemara 12 Year Old Peated Single Malt is an expression of unique Irish Whiskey that is Connemara from the Cooley distillery. Connemara Single Malt is unusual for an Irish Whiskey in that it is only distilled twice and is made for 100% malt which has been dried in the kiln by turf smoke. Although made in a similar fashion to Scottish Single Malt, Connemara is different in that it all about the land rather than the sea in taste and flavour.
This 12 year old expression has been matured in old bourbon casks from Kentuck and the effect of the extra years is to tone down the peatiness making it a very smooth and pleasant slightly smokey single malt whiskey.

Tullamore Dew

Type: Blend – Alcohol: 40% – Age: 3+ Years Old
Country: Ireland – Cask: Bourbon

Uniquely amongst Irish whiskeys Tullamore is a blend of grain, single malt and single pot still whiskeys. Triple distilled and patiently aged in a combination of ex-bourbon and sherry casks, this original blended Irish whiskey is known the world over for its smooth and gentle complexity.

Teelings Small Batch

Type: Blend – Alc: 46% – Age : 3+ Years Old
Country: Ireland – Cask: Bourbon, Rum

Teeling’s flagship Irish whiskey and their attempt to create the most interesting Blended Irish whiskey. This small batch bottling consists of hand selected casks which are given further maturation in ex-rum barrels imparting extra character and smooth flavour unique to Irish whiskey. By bottling at 46% with no chill filtration completes an Irish whiskey of true character.

Tyrconnell 10 Yr Old

Type: Single Malt – Alcohol: 40% – Age: 10 Years Old
Country: Ireland – Cask: Bourbon

A great value aged single malt from the Cooley Distillery and a revival of a brand which once dominated the American market If this is to your taste then the Port and Madeira Cask finishes are well worth checking out.

Writers Tears

Type: Blend – Alcohol: 40% – Age: 3+ Years Old
Country: Ireland – Cask: Bourbon

“Writerṣ Tears” is a unique old Irish Pot still Whiskey. It is a vatting of Single Malt and Single Pot Still whiskeys. Distilled from 60% malt and 40% pot Still (No Grain). Writers Tears is triple distilled, non -peated and matured and aged in American Oak bourbon casks.

Jameson Black Barrel

Type: Blend – Alcohol: 40% Age 3+ Years Old
Country: Ireland – Cask: Double Charred Bourbon

A triple distilled blend of small batch grain and traditional Irish pot still whiskeys, Jameson Black Barrel reveals untold richness and complexity. Every barrel is charred for a second time on arrival in Ireland and this coaxes incredible depth of flavour from the wood.