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  World-Class Whiskey Program

Frank ODowds Irish Pub & Grill located in The Irish Cottage Boutique Hotel is well-known for its great live entertainment, mouth-watering entrees and selection of Donegal Draft Delights. However, more and more of our guests are recognizing the Pub for its expansive collection of nearly 50 whiskeys, scotches and bourbons from around the globe.

The staff at Frank O'Dowd's Irish Pub & Grill believes that gaining a greater understanding of whiskey types allows the taster to develop an appreciation for the libation. While there are a number of variations, the four primary types are as follows:
  • Irish Whiskey - made from a combination of malted and unmalted
    barley blended with other grains; tripled distilled and aged at least
    five years in oak barrels
  • Single Malt Scotch - made from 100% malted barley and double
    distilled and aged for at least three years in oak barrels
  • Blended Scotch - combination of mature single malt scotch and
    young grain whiskies
  • Bourbon - distilled from at least 51% corn and aged in new
    charred-oak barrels for a minimum of two years
Although there are many ways to enjoy whiskey, it is best enjoyed in a snifter. The shape of the glass enables the taster to swirl the whiskey releasing the aromas and highlighting the flavors. Once in the glass, almost all whiskeys benefit from the addition of water, which opens up the spirit and unlocks the complex flavors and aromas deep within the flavor profile.

The staff at Frank ODowds Irish Pub & Grill looks forward to introducing you to our fine selection of whiskeys, scotches and bourbons. For a preview, download the taste profiles of our current collection.

Irish Whiskeys Single
or Blend
Bushmills Black Bush Blend
Bushmills Original Blend
Clontarf Classic Blend
Concannon Blend
Jameson Blend
Jameson Black Barrel Select Reserve Blend
Jameson 12 Blend
Michael Collins Blend
Midleton Very Rare Blend
Millars Blend
Paddy Blend
Powers Blend
Tullamore Dew Blend
Bushmills 10 Year Single
Bushmills 16 Year Single
Greenore 8 Year Single Grain Single
Green Spot Single Pot Still Single
Knappogue Castle Single
Michael Collins Single
Redbreast Single
Tyrconnell Single
Yellow Spot Single Pot Still 12 Year Single
Scotch Whiskys Single
or Blend
Chivas Regal 12 Year Blend
Cutty Sark Blend
Dewar's White Label Blend
Dewer's 12 Year Blend
Johnnie Walker Black Label Blend
Aberlour 12 Year Single
Dalwhinnie 15 Year Single
Glenfiddich 12 Year Single
Glenmorangie 10 Year Single
Lagavulin 16 Year Single
Laphroaig 10 Year Single
The Balvenie Doublewood 12 Year Single
The Glenlivet 12 Year Single
The Macallan 12 Year Single
Oban 14 Year Single
Talisker 10 Year Single
Templeton Rye
Angels Envy
Buffalo Trace
Four Roses Single Barrel
Jim Beam Black 8 Year
Makers 46
Makers Mark

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