The Shelbourne Hotel, an iconic landmark itself, is always keen to mark history and celebrate tradition. With its own fascinating museum that showcases the hotel’s illustrious heritage, and particular place within Irish history, it is only natural, that the Horseshoe Bar at The Shelbourne should also choose to celebrate another important tradition and one of the country’s finest products – Irish whiskey.
Irish whiskey was one of the earliest distilled drinks in Europe, beginning around the 12th century, with production reaching its peak in the 1700s, when there were over 1200 distilleries in the country. The fact that the Irish for whiskey is uisce beatha, or water of life, probably says it all regarding the importance in Ireland of this drink.
Irish whiskey is once again a world leader, with awards being won and new distilleries scheduled to open, and The Horseshoe Bar has one of the largest selections of fine Irish whiskeys in the city, both contemporary and classic.
Horseshoe Bar Whiskey Tasting Flights give guests the opportunity to trial and be guided through a trio of Irish whiskeys, led by one of the Horseshoe Bar’s team of knowledgeable bartenders. Guests will contrast three distinct styles, enjoying them on their own or discussing the merits of each with other guests and the bartender, and with a ‘cheat sheet’ of additional information available on the individual tasting mat.
The featured whiskeys will change periodically each quarter. With a half shot of each whiskey to taste – 1½ shots altogether per flight – each Whiskey Tasting Flight at the Horseshoe Bar costs €9.50, and are available throughout the year.
For more information or to book please call 01-6634500.