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Bookshop-whiskey bar to open in Melbourne

A bar and bookshop specialising in Irish whiskey and Irish literature will open in the Melbourne suburb of Northcote in early November.

Owner Eamonn Hennessy told Books+Publishing that the venue, named Buck Mulligan’s after the character in Ulysses, will stock around 500 titles, with 400 of these being Irish.

‘We hope to engage with the Melbourne literary scene and have readings and book signings in the venue, as well as whiskey tastings and whiskey and cheese nights,’ said Hennessy. ‘We also hope to package novels and whiskey as gift packs, for example for Bloomsday we will package a copy Ulysses with a bottle of Teeling whiskey, which is from Dublin.’

Hennessy said he aims to have Melbourne’s largest selection of Irish whiskeys, as well as whiskeys from Scotland, Japan, Tasmania and the US. The venue will also serve Irish-inspired snacks and light meals. It will trade seven days a week from midday until late.

Hennessy said he is currently building his stock list and is interested in sourcing more Irish titles. For more information, click here.


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