WATCH: Galway pub launches whiskey tasting club by travelling back to prohibition-era America
This looks like the kind of place to whet your whistle.
The 1852 Whiskey Club at the Skeff Bar and Kitchen in Galway will offer customers the chance to train their palate in recognising the finer tastes in every whiskey imaginable, from the single malts to the Midleton rares by way of a few scotches and Japanese brands.
With over 90 whiskies to try from, the Club provides a "comfortable and fun environment" on the ground floor of the Skeff, facing Galway's Eyre Square.
Recently launched by way of a leap into the era of prohibition, the grand opening was carried out by the 'Sir Skeffington', described as the "enigmatic Lord of proceedings at The Skeff".
Driven up to the bar in a pristine 1922 Regent car, his means of introducing The 1852 Whiskey Club Bar is a sight to behold (and can be checked out in the video below).
Attendants were greeted by burly security, who checked for "weapons", while the entertainment was a sudden "fight" between Skeffington and a disgruntled punter, followed thereafter by a singing bar lady who seized everyone's attention with a fine a'capella rendition of 'She Moved Through The Fair'.
An eccentric dive into the past, it definitely shows that the club is eager to try something new on the Irish whiskey frontier.
Commenting on the launch, David Hayes, Head of Marketing at The Skeff said:
"We’re delighted to have The Whiskey Club officially launch, and indeed honoured to have Sir Skeffington back in our midst! The Skeff is a Galway institution and we plan to run a number of events like this over the coming months that honours our history, bringing something a little different to Galway nightlife. Watch this space."
Clip via The Skeff Bar & Kitchen
For more information, visit their official page here.