To date, whiskey is surely Ireland’s finest invention.
The first confirmed written record of the creation of whiskey globally comes from The Irish Annals of Clonmacnoise in 1405. In it, an entry on whiskey blames the death of a chieftain to “taking a surfeit of aqua vitae” at a celebration. Well, doubtless it wasn’t the thirst that killed him! At the height of our powers, the island of Ireland had hundreds of working distilleries going full tilt around the clock in order to supply the global need for our ‘Uisce Beatha’ – which is Gaelic for ‘The Water Of Life’. (pronounce it as ish-ga ba-ha)
Irish Whiskey is enjoying a revival at present and is once again in worldwide demand. Here at An Púcán, we are proud to be involved in this revival of Irish whiskey by offering Galway’s first unique bottling in possibly over 100 years, since the Persse Distillery closed its gates on Nuns Island at the start of the last century. This remarkable Irish drink is the product of our collaboration with the award winning Teeling Whiskey Company, bringing you a unique Single Malt. Aged and matured for 13 years, it is finished in a Carcavelos (White Port) Cask & we call it Revival.
Our whiskey selection is proudly Irish but also includes other whiskies from around the world that have made a good effort in copying us here in Ireland..
An Púcán is renowned for its remarkable selection of Irish and international whiskies, with over 200 to choose from. The extensive range can be enjoyed in traditional and truly modern ways — from neat tasting platters to food and whiskey pairings and truly scrumptious cocktails made with ‘uisce beatha’ (try our Teeling Brûlée sour). We are not afraid to try something new and exciting with Irish spirits.
An Púcán, the ultimate whiskey experience
We are delighted to have this exclusive partnership with Teeling, Galway’s first product of it’s kind for possibly over 100 years. It was distilled in 2002 and spends most of its life in a bourbon cask before being transferred to a Carcavelos white port pipe for 12 months. The future of whiskey is bright for Galway!
An Púcán / Teeling Single Cask Single Malt