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Celtic Whiskey Bar & Larder, Killarney

Celtic Whiskey Bar & Larder

Killarney, Ireland

One of the most popular things to do on a visit to Ireland is to try the fine Irish Whiskey. Some friends from home, as well as some new friends from Killarney, recommended we try the Celtic Whiskey Bar & Larder in Killarney.

Celtic whiskey bar

Taste the Whiskey

There is a selection of different whiskey tasting options, and the option we chose was the four varieties of whiskey paired with four different local kinds of cheese. We also enjoyed fruit and crackers to accompany the cheese.

Celtic whiskey bar

Whiskey #1

Redbreast 12 year old poured with Five Mile Town Boilie Goat’s Cheese.

The whiskey, a single pot had subtle flavors of oak, spice and dried fruit. The cheese tasted mild and creamy and they paired together nicely.

Whiskey #2

Dunvilles PX Cask paired with Smoked Gubbeen Cheese.

This mature whiskey had flavors of fruit, spices, and cinnamon. The cheese was rich and very flavorful. I was unable to taste all the flavors in the whiskey, but I enjoyed the pairing.

Whiskey #3

Connemara and Crozier Blue Cheese.

This whiskey is the only peated/smokey whiskey from Ireland. It paired well with the salty, soft blue cheese. This whiskey and cheese pairing was Scott’s favorite.

Whiskey #4

Tullamore Dew and Mossfield Organic Gouda.

This whiskey is sweet and fruity. The cheese was tart, nutty and balanced the whiskey well. This pairing was my favorite. I enjoyed the sweetness of the whiskey combined with the cheese.

Celtic Whiskey Bar & Larder

A visit to the Celtic Whiskey Bar & Larder is a must if you are in Killarney. They have over 1200 whiskey varieties from around the world and many are from Ireland. If you want to bottle your own, they have a single cask Irish Whiskey called Cill Áirne available.

They offer a nice menu with plenty of food offerings as well.

This was not a sponsored event for us. We just wanted to share this unique experience with you. It was fun and educational, although Scott wished the whiskey pours had been bigger.

Celtic whiskey bar


whiskey tasting Killarney Ireland

12 thoughts on “Celtic Whiskey Bar & Larder, Killarney

  1. If this isn’t the best reason for a detour, then I don’t know what it! It looks like a great place to visit. I’ve always wanted to go off the beaten path in the UK. πŸ™‚

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