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After dinner took the bus to north of the river to a place my wife wanted to try for Irish music, something off the beaten path that started with an O? Definitely off the beaten path to get there, but when we got there place was unbelievably packed. Stuck around for one pint and headed out.

Per the recommendation from Charley I knew that L. Mulligan's was only a few minutes walk.

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This was more to my liking. Not too busy and great atmosphere. I've been asking at most places if they had a porter or stout that wasn't Guinness and for the first time they responded that yes and they didn't carry Guinness. I knew I found my spot. This might of been the best Stout I've ever had and not sure of the name.

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Quick picture dump.

Also L. Mulligan's is a far superior whiskey shop than Celtic on Dawson. I felt better selection, much friendlier staff and overall better atmosphere.

They also had one of the big reps from Powers there doing a tasting.

Was able to try SBS Gold, Three Rivers?, Signature and John's Lane.

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HoustonNit   
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Picture dump.

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HoustonNit   
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After dinner took the bus to north of the river to a place my wife wanted to try for Irish music, something off the beaten path that started with an O? Definitely off the beaten path to get there, but when we got there place was unbelievably packed. Stuck around for one pint and headed out.



Name of the place is actually the Cobblestone.

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charleymcguffin   
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On 8/31/2017 at 5:53 PM, HoustonNit said:

Was able to try SBS Gold, Three Rivers?, Signature and John's Lane.

The first is the standard Powers "Gold Label" a blend but with a very high pot still component  , 2nd "Three Swallows" an entry level pot still quite young, but a nice drinker . The 3 Swallows is replacing the Gold Label 12 year old in the range, which I lament as it is a personal favourite.  I myself am a Powers man. the first whiskey I ever had was a Powers , it was the habit of old ladies to have a " Baby Powers" to hand to add to the cup of tea when there was a chill in the air. I wonder was it Michael Carr, who gave the tasting. A red bearded chap who certainly knows his business.

I see that you got to the Long Hall and tried their single cask ,pricey and I will imagine will get more expensive as the stock runs down.There are a number of single cask pure pot still Powers making the rounds.. "Temple Bar", "Aviators Whiskey Society ", " Celtic Whiskey" and "1817" for the Dublin Vintners Association , all very delicious and all commanding a premium.

Slainte

Charlie

 

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The first is the standard Powers "Gold Label" a blend but with a very high pot
 


I was surprised how well the Gold stood up. From what I was told it was 70% pot still.

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charleymcguffin   
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1 hour ago, HoustonNit said:

I was surprised how well the Gold stood up. From what I was told it was 70% pot still.

I always reach for the Powers Gold Label as my standard everyday tipple. When you consider that is in or around the same price as Jameson std, it is an amazing bargain. Recently on special offer in a supermarket for a few euro's more than the price for the glass of PPS in the Long Hall

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it was the habit of old ladies to have a " Baby Powers" to hand to add to the cup of tea when there was a chill in the air. I wonder was it Michael Carr, who gave the tasting. A red bearded chap who certainly knows his business.
 


Yes I believe it must of been him, red beard, knew his stuff. Very nice and knowledgeable.

He certainly did his job as I'm a Powers fan for life after his tasting.

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This came into today look forward to reading it.

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Our last night was looking for restaurants and Mulligans had really nice reviews. Considering how nice the beer selection was this was a no brainer.

Best Scotch eggs and black pudding I've ever had.

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mosugoji64   
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Thanks for the pics and reports from Ireland! My wife and I hope to get there one day and your posts make me a little more eager to get there!

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The Black Tot   
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Do let us know if you do plan on heading over, Brian. It's an easy hop for me to join you.

 

I had a much lower key visit to Dublin last week, and took a clumsy stab at getting into the triangle and checking out some distilleries.

 

I saw Pearse Lyons' very beautiful and pleasantly historic church conversion - as a whiskey loving athiest I see this as something of a victory, however at less than one barrel a day I'm not really sure what Mr Lyons is playing at. I know he's already made his money and will have no problem losing money on something sentimental, but it's too bad since even if he makes some amazing whiskey (which he might, he's a yeast specialist and the young stuff is just fine), what will be the point if nobody can get a bottle? Oh well, certainly the most beautiful distillery I've ever seen.

 

Also went to Teeling. They were pretty quiet on the tour about how most of the products we tasted at the end were Cooley distilled. I liked the whiskeys, but I didn't 100 euros plus like them.

 

After that it was time to get back to the airport. Wish I had been flying out of the UK, since the duty free prices were much more attractive than the duty paid ones.

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Thanks for the pics and reports from Ireland! My wife and I hope to get there one day and your posts make me a little more eager to get there!


Thanks! I had a very nice time. It's great to get away for a few days to a city that you can walk around and enjoy a few adult beverages.

If I go back will have to hit the countryside.

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