Whiskey

Whiskey

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..

Sláinte!

 

That's the

Spirit

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

 

 

An-Pucan-Whiskey

Exclusive to

An Púcán

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

Types of Whiskey

Know Your

Whiskey

Our collection of 200 whiskey’s provide a variety of flavors to suite any palette. With that, we want to provide some background information for our customers to understand which type of whiskey they prefer;

Blended Whiskey

Irish blended whiskey contains both grain whiskey and either malt of single port still whiskey (sometimes all three are blended together). It was with the introduction of the Coffey still and the option to use less expensive grain spirit that blended whiskeys became possible, available and popular. Blended whiskeys are less expensive and milder whiskeys than malt whiskey, two attributes that led to the huge popularity of blended whiskey today.

Pot Still Whiskey

Pot still whiskey is a style of whiskey that is unique to Ireland. It is a whiskey that is made entirely from malted and unmalted barley in copper pot stills which can give the whiskey a more orchard fruit flavor than other types of whiskey. Traditionally, this type of whiskey was also known as ‘Pure Pot Still Whiskey’. Midleton is the main distillery in Ireland producing pure pot still whiskey.

Single Malt Whiskey

Single Malt Whiskey is distilled entirely from malted barley in traditional copper pot stills from a single distillery. In Ireland, it is generally distilled three times and peat/turf is usually not used to malt the barley Cooley sometimes follows what is considered by many to be the Scotch tradition by using peat and only distilling twice.

Grain Whiskey

Grain whiskey is distilled in a Coffey still. Cheaper grains can be used in a Coffey still such as maize and wheat. A small percentage of malted barley (around 15%) is often used to provide the necessary enzymes required to allow the starch in the grain to be converted into fermentable sugars. Grain whiskey has a much lighter taste than malt whiskey.

An Púcán is a founder member of the Galway Whiskey Trail, and also the proud winner of Best Single Cask Irish Whiskey. In 2015, An Púcán also won the Gold Medal for Connacht Whiskey Bar of the year. So, not only do we know a heap about whiskey, but it is the love of Uisce Beathi that we aim to instill in all of our patrons through the ultimate whiskey experience.

Experience a Whiskey Tasting

The Perfect

Blend

Experience

Whiskey Tasting

We promise an intimate and relaxed whiskey tasting experience that offers something different to local and foreign patrons. With our knowledgable bar staff and authentic atmosphere, we ensure an enjoyable and memorable whiskey experience every time.

BOOK A TASTING

Looking to just pop in? We also offer our patrons a variety of Whiskey Platters in order to expand their knowledge of whiskeys around the world!