The history of the Cathedral Quarter is intertwined with the story of Old Oak Whiskey, and no one knows this better than the legendary "King of the Cathedral Quarter" himself, Willie Jack. His Irish Whiskey Museum, "The Friend at Hand," is a tribute to the rich distilling history of the city, and a testament to the passion and dedication of the people who created this beloved spirit.


The museum houses an impressive collection of 500 different bottles of whiskey, each with its unique story to tell. Some of these bottles are not for sale, as they are a celebration of the city's rich distilling heritage. Willie Jack has dedicated his life to preserving this history, and his stories are as rich and complex as the whiskey he serves.

But it's not just about the whiskey; it's also about the bars that Willie Jack owns in the Cathedral Quarter, including "The Duke of York" and "Harp Bar." These bars are steeped in history and culture, with walls that have seen it all. They have been witness to the changing times and the ever-evolving spirit of the city.

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At the heart of it all is Old Oak Whiskey, crafted to perfection. The commitment to delivering a our whiskey is evident in every sip, and the love and dedication of the people who make it is evident in every bottle.

Willie Jack's stories and the history of the Cathedral Quarter are a testament to the enduring spirit of Ireland, and Old Oak Whiskey is proud to be a part of that story. It's a story of passion, dedication, and a deep love for the land, and it's a story that will continue to be told for generations to come.


Creating exceptional whiskey is an emotional journey, one that requires patience and care. Our whiskey making process process is a labour of love, allowing the spirit to mature and develop a unique character and flavour that is both complex and delicate.