Sonny Molloy’s Irish Whiskey Bar
Just a brief stroll down High Street will bring you to the door of Sonny Molloy’s Irish Whiskey Bar
The once famous drapery shop was run by the legendary Galwegian, Sonny Molloy. Sonny was a man of considerable achievement, though very modest, he was a larger than life character. The building itself was part of a Medieval property built in the 1600’s, some of which formed part of the old Galway city walls. The counter of the bar is still the very same as when Sonny himself worked behind it!
Sonny himself could appreciate a good pint of Guinness and a whiskey. His personal favourite being Redbreast 12 year old or on special occasions he would choose a dram of Jameson 18 year old.
With beautiful old world architecture and original furnishings Sonny Molloy’s is a lively local at the heart of the Galway community.
It was a dream come true for Sonny Molloy’s to have their own whiskey label, when Redbreast Whiskey chose Sonny Molloy’s as the first on-trade establishment in the word to release a Redbreast 16 Year Old All Sherry Single Cask. The result is a limited edition and truly collectable whiskey, sold by the glass or as a gift set in the bar, complete with a pair of engraved Galway Crystal glasses and a certificate of authenticity signed by Master Distiller Brian Nation.
The award winning bar is brimming with cabinets of the finest Irish Whiskeys with selections such as the Midleton Pearl, Inish Turk Beg and the Jameson Vintage Reserve. It’s also one of the only bars in the world to display the complete Midleton Very Rare collection, a sight to be seen for any whiskey drinker.
In Sonny Molloy’s you will always be guaranteed a warm welcome by the staff. It’s one of the best ways to unwind away from the hustle and bustle of Galway’s busy streets, as you soak up the ambiance of ‘The Latin Quarter’.
Pull up a stool at the bar and enjoy one of five Whiskey Platters, or book ‘The Whiskey Hour’ an interactive whiskey masterclass perfect for groups.
Before you leave, be sure to ask staff about the long standing tradition of “A toast to Sonny” whereby you will receive a personalised certificate in salute to the bars namesake and a true Galwegian hero, Sonny Molloy.