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Irish Whiskey Magazine - Tastings - The Dead Rabbit

The Dead Rabbit

A collaboration between world-renowned Irish Whiskey Master Distiller Darryl McNally of The Dublin Liberties Distillery and Sean Muldoon and Jack McGarry, co-founders of the award-winning Dead Rabbit Grocery Grog bar. The 44% ABV whiskey is a unique blend of aged Irish single malt and grain whiskeys, aged in seasoned Kentucky bourbon casks for five years before being finished in specially crafted, virgin American oak barrels. RRP €55.

Greg Dillon Notes


Tiny bit of smoke on the nose – as if you’ve walked into a pub the night after they’ve had the fire on, some old oak character here and some vanilla pods coming through but quite muted and calm for an Irish whiskey from a
bunch of maverick, and legendary bartenders.


Palate is all about smoke and vanilla, watermelon notes that were a little confusing but thoroughly enjoyable. Pencil shaving notes too to tell me there is some fresh
oak in here, as all as a juicy, oaky mouthfeel and a hint of roasted coffee too. Fantastic palate with a lot of spice too


Medium to long finish with cayenne and white pepper notes fighting it out, vanilla throughout still and a beautifully balanced character.


A really well put together whiskey, I thoroughly enjoyed it; from the characterful yet calm nose, to the palate full of flavour, layers and texture, this is a great whiskey
– especially for the price!


Michael Foggarty Notes


Sweet vanilla, light oak notes.


Fresh bourbon, lashings of clotted cream and toffee. Classic bourbon maturation.



Medium length, the toffee is hanging around.


For a young whiskey it stand up quite well. Re-casked in American virgin oak has done the trick here. A decent blend but slightly pricey. I’m sure if you visit the Dead
Rabbit in New York you will get some stonking cocktails made with this.



Irish Whiskey Magazine - Tastings - Greg Dillon

Greg Dillon

Greg is a brand consultant in the whiskey industry helping to create, build and fix brands. He also authors the award-winning greatdrams.com website, he also has a book on whiskey coming out in the Autumn.

You can find him on:
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Irish Whiskey Magazine - Tastings - Michael Foggarty

Micheal Foggarty

Michael is co-owner of L Mulligan Whiskey Shop and L Mulligan Grocer. He has over 20 years involvement in the whiskey industry. He founded the Irish Whiskey Society in 2009 and in 2014 became the first person in Ireland to be awarded World Whisky Ambassador of the Year at the World Whisky Awards.

You can find him on:
• Twitter @whiskeyireland

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