Whisky Magazine Issue 102
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Peter Mulryan takes us round the fair city
For centuries Dublin was the centre of the whiskey universe. It was home to the world's biggest and finest distilleries and the birth place of the much-imitated Irish Pub.
The city itself has a compact centre, spread out either side of the River Liffey. The south is where you'll find the posh shops, but the north side has plenty to offer to the curious mind.
After the madness of the Celtic Tiger there has never been a better time to visit. The Irish economy is flat lining, so hotels are cheaper than ever and eating out is now affordable. The city has rediscovered its mojo and despite or maybe because of the recession, Dublin is yet again the home of chat and fun (better known locally as The Craic).
If you're visiting for a weekend, get around on the LUAS tram or pick up a Dublin Bike on arrival, at only €2 for three days it's a real bargain and will bring every bar on this list within easy reach.
THE TEMPLE BAR PUB
47/48 Temple Bar, Dublin 2
Tel: 01 672 5286/7 www.thetemplebarpub.com
The narrow cobbled streets of Dublin's Temple Bar lie between the river Liffey and Trinity College, it's Dublin's cultural quarter and it lends its name to our first bar. This area is where the young and young at heart come to play so any time you decide to visit, night or day, the place will be throbbing.
The Temple Bar boasts the largest collection of whiskey in the city, some 450 bottles and counting, so there is sure to be something here to excite. It's the only place you can tas...