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The Story Behind The Name

Hi, my name’s Ciaran Mulgrew. My father was John Mulgrew. He spent 50 years working as a barman in the pubs of Belfast. Sometimes he took me to work with him. He had this quiet way about him, serving drinks, listening to their stories, making sure everyone felt comfortable to be themselves. People respected him, and I was so proud of him.

As a bartender, he saw a lot of things and heard a lot of stories. But my father would never tell a tale. It was the barman’s code, and he took it seriously.

That’s why when I started making my own whiskey, there was only one person I could name it after: my auld fella, John Mulgrew, The Quiet Man, or as we say in Irish, ‘An Fear Ciuin’.

Over the years, we’ve been honored with awards and medals across the globe; from the USA, Europe, China, and of course, at home in Ireland.

Get To Know The Quiet Man.

John Mulgrew was his given name. “The Quiet Man” was the name others gave him. Over time, his customers and colleagues realized and respected his values, honesty, and amazing ability to listen. Being the gentleman he is, he humbly explained that he was simply following the “barman’s code.” His legacy continues to be celebrated with each bottle and pour that bears his earned nickname.

The Story Behind The Name

Hi, my name’s Ciaran Mulgrew. My father was John Mulgrew. He spent 50 years working as a barman in the pubs of Belfast. Sometimes he took me to work with him. He had this quiet way about him, serving drinks, listening to their stories, making sure everyone felt comfortable to be themselves. People respected him, and I was so proud of him.

As a bartender, he saw a lot of things and heard a lot of stories. But my father would never tell a tale. It was the barman’s code, and he took it seriously.

That’s why when I started making my own whiskey, there was only one person I could name it after: my auld fella, John Mulgrew, The Quiet Man, or as we say in Irish, ‘An Fear Ciuin’.

Over the years, we’ve been honored with awards and medals across the globe; from the USA, Europe, China, and of course, at home in Ireland.

Get To Know The Quiet Man.

John Mulgrew was his given name. “The Quiet Man” was the name others gave him. Over time, his customers and colleagues realized and respected his values, honesty, and amazing ability to listen. Being the gentleman he is, he humbly explained that he was simply following the “barman’s code.” His legacy continues to be celebrated with each bottle and pour that bears his earned nickname.