Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Thomas Maher (ThMa)
40.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottled for
Tom Maher's Pub, O'Connell Street, Waterford
Added on
20 Apr 2015 5:47 pm by potstill

Average value

€ 30.00

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Whisky Reviews for Tom Maher's Special Whiskey

1 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 78.00 points

  1. whisky313 did not rate this whisky Specialist

    Thomas Maher’s first opened in 1886 (under the name of John Britton). Mr. Tom Maher inherited the pub from his father (who had married John Britton’s daughter) and ran it for over 77 years, he is thought to be Ireland’s longest serving publican. The pub has remained in the one family and has stayed much the same since it was opened with its crafted panelling and traditional pub front.

    The pub has a storied past mainly due to Mr. Maher's policy to only serve men. Despite several protests in the 1990’s, he refused to break his golden rule "that no woman was to be served at his counter".

    The pub was bequeathed to Mr. Maher’s wife, Mary, who ran it in Tom's honour, continuing his rule to serve men only. Her nephews Bernard and Martin Kelly then inherited the pub and the ban on serving women was lifted.

    Today, Thomas Maher has been taken over by Sarah Jane Hanton and Claire Lalvani. The new owners will run this “Waterford institution” as it is, with some small changes, the inclusion of music and doubling of the opening hours. They then intend to sensitively modernise the business and building in the near future.

    see: https://www.whiskybase.com/explore/bar/91147/thomas-maher-bar


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