Voted Ireland’s Bar of the Year 2022

Events

We believe in the power of the collective. We host regular tastings and events championing brands from our native homeland and further afield.

Whiskey Ambassador, brand manager, Belfast Coffee enthusiast, accountant, just some of the titles that could be given to Jarlath Watson of The Echlinville Distillery. A well loved character Jarlath has been the face of Echlinville since 2013 overseeing the relaunch of some of Ireland’s most iconic whiskey brands. Led by their Single Malt specialist, Dunvilles Whiskey they have now introduced a Pot Still range under the icon of Old Comber. An obsession with quality made possible by an unrivalled professional patience has seen them picking up a host of Irish and International awards. The first to host a tasting at BAR 1661 we are always honoured to have him share the stage with us.

JJ Corry: A firm favourite around BAR 1661 we are delighted to welcome back JJ Corry and its founder Louise McGuane to our tasting room. A passionate entrepreneur and inspirational whiskey expert Louise is a trail blazer in the lost art of Whiskey Bonding, a subject she speaks passionatly about on a global stage. Based on her family farm in West Clare she has built up an unrivalled selection of one of casks from distilleries around the island and has used her global drinks industry background to position her self as one of Ireland’s luxury whiskey brands. An exciting evening with an even more exciting host not to be missed.

To celebrate Negroni week, our friends at Swift are heading across the Irish sea to takeover BAR 1661 on September 15th from 7pm. Did you know the worlds most famous Irish coffee is made by Swift in the heart of Soho, London? During this event, the team will showcase their famous Irish coffee, alongside a range of bespoke serves. Taking place from 7pm across two sittings: 7pm - 8.30pm 9pm - 10.30pm

Immerse yourself in the history and heritage of poitín with a curated flight of some of Ireland’s category leading brands as well as a look into the future of poitín with award-winning cocktails from BAR 1661 and exciting drinks from new brand Little & Green. Each guest will receive a Belfast Coffee on arrival, a tasting flight of 5 poitíns and a can of Little & GREEN (Irish poitín cocktail) to finish.

W.D O’Connell: As one of Ireland’s few independent whiskey merchants WD O”Connell and its founder Daithí O’Connell have gained a reputation for quality since launching on our shores. A company built on trust and transparency, they are proud to work with multiple distilleries across not just in Ireland but also further a field. Obsessed with quality expect diverse range of single cask and vatted samples from one of our island most exciting bottlers.

We are delighted to welcome our friends from Dublin’s own Teeling Distillery. Having began the resurgence of distilling in Dublins’ Liberties, this family owned brand represents the next generation of Irish Whiskey producers and is bringing Dublin Pot Still back to the global market. A selection of their finest expressions, presented by Global Brand Ambassador Rob Caldwell and paired with a BAR 1661 original cocktail will be a night enjoying some of the best liquids our city has to offer. Each ticket includes a Family Business cocktail on arrival from our 'Staunchly Irish & Fiercely Independent' menu.

O’Shaughnessy Distilling's Master Distiller Brian Nation is hosting a deconstructed tasting of the most hotly anticipated American distillery in recent years and their flagship brand Keepers Heart Whiskey paired with some BAR 1661 originals. A tasting not to be missed. Tickets are priced at €35pp and includes 5 whiskey samples and a Keepers Heart Whiskey Cocktail on arrival. Limited availability

Tá BAR 1661 an-mhór leis an mbranda Micil le fada mar gheall ar an athbheochan shuntasach atá sé ag spreagadh i gcatagóir an Phoitín go hidirnáisiúnta. Tá sé glúine stilléireachta i ngach buidéal de tháirgí Micil. Beidh fáilte mhór againn roimh bhunaitheoir an bhranda Pádraic Ó Griallais a dhéanfaidh cur i láthair agus blaiseadh a gcuid táirgí trí mheán na Gaeilge. Beidh na cúig tháirge is fearr leis á bhlaiseadh aige. Beidh na táirgí seo in éineacht le manglaim Bar 1661 is mó a bhfuil tóir orthu – ní bheidh aon bhlaiseadh eile cosúíl leis seo. Beidh an ócáid ar siúl ar an 7ú lá de mhí Meitheamh ag 7.30pm. €35 atá ar na ticéid. Beidh manglam fáilte Right to Fight san áireamh ón gclár dí ’Staunchly Irish & Fiercely Independent’ a bhfuil an-cháil air. Tá teorainn leis na ticéid. A firm favourite of BAR 1661, the Micil brand has been a shining light in reemergence of Irish Poitín as a legitimate global category. With six generations of distilling technique in every bottle we welcome it’s founder Pádraic Ó Griallais for a unique tasting hosted in his mother tongue. Five of his favourite samples paired with one of BAR 1661’s top selling cocktails will make this a tasting like no other. Taking place on 7th June at 7.30pm. Tickets are priced at €35 and include a Right to Fight cocktail from our ’Staunchly Irish & Fiercely Independent’ menu on arrival. Tickets are limited

Always innovating, always outspoke and certainly never boring are three ways we would describe Balckwater Distillery founder Peter Mulryan. A long time friend of BAR 1661 we have enjoyed watching his journey over the last ten years as an author, Irish whiskey expert and now owner of one of Irelands’ most exciting craft distilleries. A selection of cask samples as well as his most exciting spirits will be paired with BAR 1661 original cocktails. Ticket includes a Blackwater Whiskey cocktail on arrival.

Claire is joining us on April 26th from 6.30pm, to chat all things no & low and the rise of the mindful drinker. After the talk, we invite you to enjoy a few no and low cocktails with the boss lady herself in our cocktail factory from 8pm and network with like minded individuals. Priced at €25pp, ticket includes 2 cocktails.

Taking place on April 12th at 7.30pm and hosted by Brendan Carty founder of Killowen and Master Distiller. BAR 1661 will take you through Classic Killowen Spirit and Pre-Release Exclusives. A range hand selected samples which will showcase their single malt Irish whiskey's finished in dark rum casks & PX sherry butts. Tickets priced at €35pp.

We're bringing you a new wave of events called Girly Drinks. Here to lift the spirits, educate and connect those in Irish hospitaly, by sharing insights and stories of influential women in an industry that wasn’t built with them in mind. We’re kicking off this new series with Valentia Island Vermouth a truly inspiring story from the wife-and-wife makers of the first Irish Vermouth. Taking place on 21st March, which falls on National Vermouth Day. From 6.30pm, tickets are priced at €25pp and include 2 Valentia Island cocktails.

Taking place on 8th March at 7.30pm and hosted Ian O'Brien, Distiller from Waterford Whiskey. BAR 1661 will take you through the influence of Winemaking in whiskey, showcasing a range of their whiskeys from peated to biodynamic. Tickets priced at €35pp.

Taking place on 15th February at 7.30pm and hosted Dolan McLynn, Master Distiller from Two Stacks. BAR 1661 will take you through Two Stacks Warehouse Selection of their Irish Whiskeys. A range of drawn down samples from their cask selections including a new single malt and single grain. Tickets priced at €35pp.

Jack McGarry, The Founder & Managing Director of The Dead Rabbit is hosting a Q&A session in Cuckoo Lane. Taking place on January 18th at 3.30pm. To apply for a spot, click the link and submit a question alongside your email address. Availability is limited.

The Dead Rabbit team from the world’s most awarded pub are coming home and taking over BAR 1661 for one night only on January 18th. They’ll be showcasing a range of their world class drinks from 6pm. Space is limited and booking is required via OpenTable. Click to book now.

Taking place on 11th January at 7.30pm and hosted by Ger Garland from Midleton Distillery. BAR 1661 will take you on a journey of flavour and the effects of wood ageing on Irish whiskey. A selection of specially drawn samples from Irish, European and American oak casks as well as a signature whiskey from Midleton's reserve collection. Paired with one of BAR 1661's sherry cask matured cocktails, The Gibney. Priced at €35pp.

Jarlath Watson, Dunville's Whiskey Ambassador is hosting a Dunvilles Single Cask Selection whiskey tasting on Wednesday 23rd November at 7.30pm. Tickets priced at €30pp.

Tá BAR 1661 an-mhór leis an mbranda Micil le fada mar gheall ar an athbheochan shuntasach atá sé ag spreagadh i gcatagóir an Phoitín go hidirnáisiúnta. Tá sé glúine stilléireachta i ngach buidéal de tháirgí Micil. Beidh fáilte mhór againn roimh bhunaitheoir an bhranda Pádraic Ó Griallais a dhéanfaidh cur i láthair agus blaiseadh a gcuid táirgí trí mheán na Gaeilge. Beidh na cúig tháirge is fearr leis á bhlaiseadh aige. Beidh na táirgí seo in éineacht le manglaim Bar 1661 is mó a bhfuil tóir orthu – ní bheidh aon bhlaiseadh eile cosúíl leis seo. Beidh an ócáid ar siúl ar an 7ú lá de mhí Meitheamh ag 7.30pm. €35 atá ar na ticéid. Beidh manglam fáilte Right to Fight san áireamh ón gclár dí ’Staunchly Irish & Fiercely Independent’ a bhfuil an-cháil air. Tá teorainn leis na ticéid. A firm favourite of BAR 1661, the Micil brand has been a shining light in reemergence of Irish Poitín as a legitimate global category. With six generations of distilling technique in every bottle we welcome it’s founder Pádraic Ó Griallais for a unique tasting hosted in his mother tongue. Five of his favourite samples paired with one of BAR 1661’s top selling cocktails will make this a tasting like no other. Taking place on 7th June at 7.30pm. Tickets are priced at €35 and include a Right to Fight cocktail from our ’Staunchly Irish & Fiercely Independent’ menu on arrival. Tickets are limited.

We are delighted to welcome our friends from Dublin’s own Teeling Distillery. Having began the resurgence of distilling in Dublins’ Liberties, this family owned brand represents the next generation of Irish Whiskey producers and is bringing Dublin Pot Still back to the global market. A selection of their finest expressions, presented by Global Brand Ambassador Rob Caldwell and paired with a BAR 1661 original cocktail will be a night enjoying some of the best liquids our city has to offer. Each ticket includes a Family Business cocktail on arrival from our 'Staunchly Irish & Fiercely Independent' menu.

Claire is joining us on April 26th from 6.30pm, to chat all things no & low and the rise of the mindful drinker. After the talk, we invite you to enjoy a few no and low cocktails with the boss lady herself in our cocktail factory from 8pm and network with like minded individuals. Priced at €25pp, ticket includes 2 cocktails.

Taking place on April 12th at 7.30pm and hosted by Brendan Carty founder of Killowen and Master Distiller. BAR 1661 will take you through Classic Killowen Spirit and Pre-Release Exclusives. A range hand selected samples which will showcase their single malt Irish whiskey's finished in dark rum casks & PX sherry butts. Tickets priced at €35pp.

We're bringing you a new wave of events called Girly Drinks. Here to lift the spirits, educate and connect those in Irish hospitaly, by sharing insights and stories of influential women in an industry that wasn’t built with them in mind. We’re kicking off this new series with Valentia Island Vermouth a truly inspiring story from the wife-and-wife makers of the first Irish Vermouth. Taking place on 21st March, which falls on National Vermouth Day. From 6.30pm, tickets are priced at €25pp and include 2 Valentia Island cocktails.

Taking place on 8th March at 7.30pm and hosted Ian O'Brien, Distiller from Waterford Whiskey. BAR 1661 will take you through the influence of Winemaking in whiskey, showcasing a range of their whiskeys from peated to biodynamic. Tickets priced at €35pp.

Taking place on 15th February at 7.30pm and hosted Dolan McLynn, Master Distiller from Two Stacks. BAR 1661 will take you through Two Stacks Warehouse Selection of their Irish Whiskeys. A range of drawn down samples from their cask selections including a new single malt and single grain. Tickets priced at €35pp.

Jack McGarry, The Founder & Managing Director of The Dead Rabbit is hosting a Q&A session in Cuckoo Lane. Taking place on January 18th at 3.30pm. To apply for a spot, click the link and submit a question alongside your email address. Availability is limited.

The Dead Rabbit team from the world’s most awarded pub are coming home and taking over BAR 1661 for one night only on January 18th. They’ll be showcasing a range of their world class drinks from 6pm. Space is limited and booking is required via OpenTable. Click to book now.

Taking place on 11th January at 7.30pm and hosted by Ger Garland from Midleton Distillery. BAR 1661 will take you on a journey of flavour and the effects of wood ageing on Irish whiskey. A selection of specially drawn samples from Irish, European and American oak casks as well as a signature whiskey from Midleton's reserve collection. Paired with one of BAR 1661's sherry cask matured cocktails, The Gibney. Priced at €35pp.

Jarlath Watson, Dunville's Whiskey Ambassador is hosting a Dunvilles Single Cask Selection whiskey tasting on Wednesday 23rd November at 7.30pm. Tickets priced at €30pp.