Tasting Spirits

This Saturday, “The BackRoom” presents…

**Please note, this event will be rescheduled!**

Barr an Uisce. The Irish words “Barr an Uisce” literal English translation is “above the water”. It is also the Irish name given to Barraniskey, which is a town land set in the heart of County Wicklow, on the East Coast of Ireland. The Irish word “Uisce” or water in English, was used during the time Irish monks first distilled what we now know to be whiskey. They called it “Uisce Beatha” meaning Water of Life. Water from County Wicklow, the Garden of Ireland, is used to cut our Whiskeys.

Barr an Uisce Wicklow Hills Irish Whiskey


A blend of 3-4 year old grain and single malt whiskies (79% grain / 21% single malt), aged three to four years and finished for three months in Oloroso Sherry casks.

Bar an Uisce 1803 16 Year


Limited edition 16 year old single malt matured in first fill Kentucky bourbon barrels. Only 1803 bottles produced and all numbered by hand. Matured for 16 years, this special whiskey displays all the hallmarks of extended wood aging. The ‘cereal’ character of the malted barley has melded with the flavors and aromas of the white American oak (Quercus Alba) and shows the sweet vanilla, toasted coconut and caramelized notes of the charred wood.

Barr an Uisce Wicklow Rare


Blend – 80% Grain / 20% Ten year old malt. Matured in first fill Bourbon barrels for 4 years, Finished in Oloroso casks for 6 months. Pale gold in color. Aromas of vanilla, honey and baked fruits (confit). Very smooth entry and then expansive with a mouth coating, oily texture. Mid palate shows a nuttiness and warmth with hints of raisin and plum. Long, clean finish with subtle marmalade notes and caramel. The Wicklow Blend is as mysterious as the ancient mountains that this blended Irish Whiskey is named for.

Barr an Uisce 1803


Guaranteed 10 years in first-fill bourbon barrels. Lustrous, warm, mid-gold color. Aromas of vanilla, white chocolate and caramel (creme brulée) on the palate. Spicy entry and then a broad, silky, creamy mouthfeel. Mid-palate opens to reveal tropical fruits, cinnamon, ginger and a distinct maltiness. Long in the finish with hints of toasted oak. The Wicklow landscape is strong and memorable.