Irish Whiskey Tasting

Ireland produces many different styles and types of whiskey and it is very interesting to sample and compare some of these different whiskeys and discover what makes them unique.

Our experienced staff have selected a number of different brands of Irish whiskey, for you to try and compare, then with a little help from our tasting notes you can try to distinguish the subtle or not so subtle differences between each whiskey.

Whiskey, the water of life “Uisce Beatha”

The History of the Famous Irish Coffee One winter night in 1942, a young Irish chef, Joe Sheridan, in a small restaurant near a Limerick airbase, decided to prepare something special to warm the passengers up after a bad storm. He brewed dark, rich coffee, added in some Irish whiskey, a little brown sugar and floated freshly whipped cream on top of each cup. The story goes that there was a hushed silence as people drank this brew for the first time. “Hey buddy” said a surprised American passenger, “Is this Brazilian coffee?” “No,” said Joe, “That’s Irish Coffee.”

Enjoy the best Irish Coffee in Dublin

The Irish coffee is more than just a hot drink, it’s more than a digestif, it’s a genuine, long standing Irish tradition, it’s embedded in the memories of our childhood, a staple on a Sunday afternoon and at Christmas and Easter and of course St. Patrick’s day. It’s rich and creamy, it’s warm and comforting and above all else it’s delicious!

At O’Shea’s, we make our Irish Coffees using Power’s Whiskey which was first produced in the distillery at John’s Lane near the wester gate of Dublin City in 1791, just up the road from here. We use coffee that is roasted in Cork and delivered to us weekly, and we use the freshest, lightly whipped Irish dairy cream.

If you do nothing else during your time in Dublin, let us serve you an Irish Coffee. You’ll never regret it.

Pour Your Own Pint Experience

Learn how to pour the perfect pint of Guinness at O’Shea’s.

The six-step ritual’s as legendary as the beer itself - from the 119.5 seconds it takes to pour to the iconic surge and eventual settle.