Words: Shamim de Brún
Images: Via 1661
Stephen Buckley, head honcho at The Buckley Collection, has tapped Dave Mulligan of Bar 1661 fame to give their drinks a wild makeover.
This collab is all about uniquely Irish concoctions. The cocktail maestro Mulligan, known for his poitín revolution and Bar 1661’s reign as Ireland’s Best Bar, is set to bring his A-game. And, yes, there’s a bone marrow-infused Irish whiskey Old Fashioned in the works because, why not?
Buckley, steering the FX Buckley steakhouse empire to global acclaim, acknowledges the shift in cocktail expectations. It’s not just about the buzz; it’s about storytelling. And these cocktails won’t just taste great; each sip will spin a yarn about Ireland, from the beefy legacy of FX Buckley to the spirited tales of Bar 1661.
With plans for a twelve-drink signature menu dropping in 2024, this collab is promising a mix of tradition and innovation. Expect not just a drink but an experience that echoes Dublin’s rich history. As they concoct the perfect blend of Irish spirit, it looks like the Christmas season is about to get a lot merrier. Stay tuned for the buzz!
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