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In addition to our hand-crafted ales, we offer a full bar featuring local producers of quality products we love bringing to our loyal friends and neighbors.  


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Descendant's Brewing Company at the Old Ship Inn has an extensive Whisk(e)y selection that is the envy of all, recently ranked in the top five collections in the state in New Jersey.

Water of Life
Water of Life (Whiskey)

Water of Life...the literal translation given by Irish monks during the Middle Ages to describe distilled alcohol in the Celtic world.

In Irish Gaelic, it is Uisce Beathe. Scottish Gaelic...Uisge Beathe. Welsh...Chwisgi.
Latin...Aqua Vitae. 

All whiskies are available in 1 or 2-ounce pours.

Build your own 3 x 1oz flight with help
from one of our in-house whiskey experts.
If you really love whiskey...inquire about
our Whiskey Bible...Or become a member
of our Whiskey River Club!

Slainte ... Lechyd Da ... Slainte Mhath ...

All whiskeys are available in 1 or 2 ounce pours.

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Single Pot Still

Glendalough Pot Still $13

Green Spot $14

Kilbeggan Small Batch Rye $9

Redbreast 12 Year $14

Redbreast Lustau $14

Yellow Spot $20

Single Malt

Barr an Uisce 1803 10 Year $13

Connemara Peated $12

Glendalough Double Barrel $11

Knappogue Castle 12 Marchesi di Barolo Cask Finish $16

Knappogue Castle 16 $17

The Dublin Liberties Murder Lane 13 Yr $19

The Sexton $9

The Whistler P.X. I Love You $12

Tyrconnell 15 Madeira Cask $17

West Cork 12 Year Rum Cask Finish $12


Penderyn Celt $13

Penderyn Legend $12

Penderyn Myth $13

Penderyn Sherrywood $13

Penderyn Icons of Wales #7 Rhiannon $17


Crown Royal $8

Crown Royal Apple $8

Crown Royal Vanilla $8

Seagram’s 7 $8

Seagrams VO $8


Brothership Irish/US Blend $12

Clonakilty Double Oak $12

Dead Rabbit $11

Jameson $9

Jameson Caskmates IPA $11

Jameson Caskmates Stout $11

Jameson Cold Brew $11

Jameson Orange $11

Powers Gold $9

Tullamore D.E.W. $9

Tullamore D.E.W. X.O. Rum Cask $12

Two Stacks Blender’s Cut Cask Strength Tawny Port Finish $14

The Whistler Irish Honey $8

Writers’ Tears $12

Poitin (Irish Moonshine)

Mad March Hare $8

Strawboys $8

World Whiskey

Barenjager Honey Bourbon (Germany) $8 Brenne Estate Cask (France) $13

Gouden Carolus (Belgium) $13

Hibiki Harmony (Japan) $17

High Coast Alv (Sweden) $13

Puni Gold (South Tyrol) $15

Reisetbauer 7 Year (Austria) $15

Silly Whiskey

Fireball $8

Misunderstood Ginger $10

Rattlesnake Rosie’s Apple Pie $10

Rattlesnake Rosie’s Maple Bacon $10 

Skrewball Peanut Butter $8



Arran Amarone Cask $14

Arran Robert Burns $11

Highland Park 12 Viking Honour $13

Highland Park 15 $19

Highland Park 18 $26

Highland Park Cask Strength $16

Jura 10 $12

Jura Seven Wood $14

Ledaig 10 $13

Scapa Orcadian Skiren $14

Talisker 10 $14


Ardbeg 10 $14

Ardbeg Uigeadail $17

Ardbeg Wee Beestie $12

Bowmore 12 $13

Bruichladdich Classic Laddie $14

Bunnahabhain 12 $14

Caol Ila 12 $14

Kilchoman Sanaig $13

Lagavulin 16 $17

Laphroaig 10 $15

Laphroaig Lore $21

Octomore 12.2 $60

Port Askaig $14

Port Charlotte Heavily Peated $14


Glen Scotia 15 $14

Glen Scotia Victoriana $17

Hazelburn 10 $14

Kilkerren 12 $13

Springbank 10 $15


Auchentoshan 12 $13

Auchentoshan Three Wood $15

Bladnoch 10 $13

Glenkinchie 12 $14


Aberlour 12 $12

Aberlour A’Bunadh $17

Balvenie 12 DoubleWood $14

Balvenie 14 Caribbean Cask $17

Benriach The Smoky 12 $14

Craigellachie 13 $13

Glenfarclas 12 $12

Glenfarclas 21 $25

Glenfiddich 12 $13

Glenfiddich 14 Bourbon Bbl Rsv $13

Glenrothes Makers Cut $14

Glen Grant 18 $25

Glen Livet 12 $13

Macallan 12 $14

Mortlach 12 Wee Witchie $13

Tomintoul 12 Port Finish $14

Tomintoul 16 $14


anCnoc 12 $13

Dalmore 12 $15

Dalmore 15 $26

Dalmore 18 $46

Dalmore Portwood $20

Dalwhinnie 15 $14

Edradour 12 $14

GlenDronach 12 $13

Glenglassaugh Evolution $13

Glengoyne 12 $13

Glenmorangie 10 $12

Glenmorangie Signet $40

Oban 14 $17

Tullibardine Artisan $12


Compass Box Hedonism $19

Compass Box Peat Monster $13

Compass Box Spice Tree $13

Compass Box The Spaniard $13

Dewar’s White $8

Johnnie Walker Black $12

Monkey Shoulder $11

Pure Scot $10




1792 Small Batch $10

Angels Envy $12

Barrell Batch 29 $15

Basil Hayden $12

Basil Hayden Toasted $13

Belle Meade $12

Blade & Bow $12

Blanton’s $15

Booker’s $18

Buffalo Trace $10

Bulleit $10

Bulleit 10 Year $13
E.H. Taylor Small Batch B.I.B. $15

Eagle Rare $10

Elijah Craig Small Batch $11

Elijah Craig Barrel Finish $14

Elijah Craig Toasted $13

Elijah Craig 18 Year $40

Evan Williams Single Barrel $11

Four Roses Single Barrel $12

Henry McKenna 10 Year B.I.B. $14

Jefferson’s Ocean Aged at Sea $14

Jefferson’s Very Small Batch $11

Jim Beam $8

Knob Creek Small Batch $11

Larceny Wheated $9

Larceny Barrel Proof $13

Makers Mark $10

Michter’s $13

New Liberty Bloody Butcher $11

New Riff Single Barrel $12
Noah’s Mill $13

Old Forester 1897 B.I.B. $12

Old Forester 1920 Prohibition Style $13

Penelope Barrel Strength Toasted (NJ) $13

Rabbit Hole Dareringer $16

Rowan’s Creek $12

Russell’s 10 Year Reserve $11

Widow Jane 10 Year Straight $14

Widow Jane 13 Year $17

Weller Special Reserve $18

Weller Antique 107 $25

Wild Turkey $8

Willet Pot Still Reserve $12

Woodford Reserve $11

Woodford Reserve Double Oaked $14



Angels Envy Rum Cask $19

Barrell Seagrass $15

Bulleit $10

Castle & Key Restoration Rye $12

Elijah Craig $11

James E. Pepper 1776 $10

Knob Creek $11

Lock Stock & Barrel 18 Year $45

Michter’s $13

Milam & Greene Port Cask $12

New Liberty Fortunato’s Fate $14

New Riff 6 Year Malted Rye $12

Old Overholt $8

Pikesville Straight Rye $12

Redemption $9

Rittenhouse B.I.B. $8

Sagamore Double Oak Reserve $13

Sazerac $12

Whistle Pig 6 Year PiggyBack $12

Whistle Pig 10 Year Straight Rye $15

Whistle Pig 15 Year Estate Oak Rye $40

Widow Jane Oak & Apple Wood $11

Willet 4 Year Reserve $14

Mountain West Whiskey

Balcones Lineage Single Malt(TX) $11

Balcones True Blue (TX) $11

Colkegan Mesquite Smoked Single Malt (NM) $13

Del Bac Mesquite Smoked Single Malt (AZ) $12

High West Rendezvous Rye (UT) $15

High West Double Rye (UT) $11

Law’s Centennial Wheated Whiskey B.I.B. (CO) $14

Smoke Wagon Small Batch (NV) $12

Smoke Wagon Uncut Unfiltered (NV) $14

Whistling Andy Bourbon (MT) $12

Wyoming Double Cask (WY) $13


Barrell Armida $15

Barrell Dovetail $15

Bernheim Wheat Whiskey $10

Courage & Conviction Single Malt $16

FEW Straight American $11

Jack Daniel’s $8

Mellow Corn $8

Michter’s American $13

Michter’s Sour Mash $13

Whiskey Flights


Whiskey Flights

We’re happy to craft a custom flight with you, but here are a few fun flights to try! Each flight…except for the Wee Li’l…is a collection of 3 x 1oz pours.


Without a Trace $18

Eagle Rare Bourbon, Colonel E.H. Taylor Small Batch Bourbon, Sazerac Rye


Ampersand $20

Courage & Conviction American Single Malt Blade & Bow Bourbon, Castle & Key Restoration Rye


Heaven on the Hill $17

Larceny Wheated Bourbon, Elijah Craig Small Batch Bourbon, Henry McKenna Bottle in Bond Bourbon


Wild Wild West $18

Smoke Wagon Small Batch Bourbon, High West Double Rye, Del Bac Mesquite Smoke Single Malt


Whistle While You Work $18

The Whistler P.X. I Love You (Irish), Whistling Andy Bourbon, WhistlePig PiggyBack 6-Year Rye


Smoke on the Water $19

Colkegan Mesquite Smoked Single Malt, Connemara Peated Irish, Benriach Smoky 12 Speyside


A Little Help from Portugal $19

Angels Envy Bourbon, Milam & Greene Rye, Two Stacks Blenders Cut Irish


Dragon Flight $19

Penderyn Myth, Penderyn Legend, Penderyn Celt


Not Even a Wee Bit Celtic $19
Brenne Estate Cask (France), Alv High Coast (Sweden), Gouden Carolus (Belgium)


Three Continents $21

Hibiki Harmony(Japan), Highland Park Viking Honour 12 Year (Scotland), Old Forester 1897 Bottled in Bond(KY)


A Wee Li’l Flight* $12

Mortlach Wee Witchie, Ardbeg Wee Beastie


Unicorns $55

Elijah Craig 18, Weller Antique 107, Lock Stock & Barrel 18 Year Rye

Town Tavern Selections

Town Tavern Selections

From 1946 until 1985, the Town Tavern…also known as the Recreation Center of the Delaware Valley…was the local watering hole for nearly 4 decades. Part bar, restaurant, game center and bowling alley the Tavern also served as a liquor store for the local community. To honor the Town Tavern and its “liquor store” we’re excited to share our selection of tequila, rum, and gin

South of the Border (Tequila)

From the high slopes of Jalisco Mexico…

We like a lot of these for sipping…


Cantera Negra Café $9

Cazadores Blanco $9

Clase Azul Mezcal Joven Guerrero $60

Clase Azul Reposado $30

Corazon Blanco $8

Don Julio 1942 Extra Anejo $30

Dos Artes Blanco $15

Dos Artes Reposado $18

Dos Artes Anejo $25

Dos Artes Extra Anejo $60

Fortaleza Blanco $14

Los Vecinos Mezcal $10

Lunazul Extra Anejo Elijah Craig Cask Finish $13

Mezcal Vago $12

Mala Vida Blanco $11

Mala Vida Reposado $12

Mala Vida Extra Anejo (Ltd edition) $80

Ocho Blanco $11

Ocho Reposado $12

Ocho Anejo $13

Patron Anejo Sherry Cask Finish $16

Patron Roca Reposado Tahona $14

Yo Ho Ho and a Bottle of Rum

Baccardi Silver $8

Captain Morgan Spiced Rum $8

Diplomatico Reserva Exclusivo $10

El Dorado 12 Year Gold $10

Malibu $8

Myers Dark $9

Parrot Bay Coconut $8

Of All The Gin Joints in All the World…

The Original – Genever

By the Dutch $12

The Classic – London

Dry Beefeater (UK) $9

Bombay Sapphire (UK) $9

Fords (UK) $8

Sipsmith (UK) $10

Tanqueray (UK) $9

American Dry Gin

Bluecoat (PA) $8

Greenhook Ginsmiths (NY) $9

Junipero (CA) $9

Modern/Botanical Gin

Aviation (OR) $8

Barr Hill (VT) $10

Bluecoat Elderflower (PA) $9

The Botonist (Scotland) $11

Brockmans (UK) $9

Calamity Gin (TX) $8

Dyfi (Wales) $12

Gin Mare (Spain) $10

Hendricks (Scotland) $10

Monkey 47 (Germany) $13

Navy Strength Gin

Leopold Brothers Navy Strength (CO) $10

Plymouth Style Gin

Plymouth (UK) $9

Old Tom Gin

Barr Hill Tom Cat $12

Barrel Rested Gin

Bluecoat Barrel Rested (PA) $9

Something Different

And Now for Something Completely Different...

From Viking Lands Each year, at the end of April, we celebrate VikingFest…the culture, traditions, music, food and of course the drinks that the descendants of Vikings have enjoyed for centuries. Here are a few of our favorites to hold you over until the next VikingFest!

Mead from Dansk Mjod (Denmark) Mead!

Scandinavia’s “Honey Wine”, is a native drink of Scandinavia, made by fermenting honey mixed with water. Many meadery’s have fun with different expressions featuring fruit, spices, grain or hops. Dansk Meadery from Denmark does just that and we’re thrilled to share several selections. Each expression is served in a 750 mL bottle ($48) and is on the stronger side, so order a bottle and share with friends like you would a bottle of wine!


Gl. Dansk Mjod 19%abv

Nordic honey wine with ginger and hops


Viking Blod 19%abv

Nordic honey wine with hibiscus and hops

Vikingernes Mjod 19%abv

Nordic honey wine with hops added


Odin’s Skull 19%abv

Nordic honey wine with sour apple juice, hops and cinnamon


Ribe Mjod 19%abv

Honey apple wine with hops added


Klapojster Mjod 21.8%abv

Nordic caraway honeywine…the aquavit of mead!!!


Scandinavia’s “Water of Life” is a spirit distilled from grain or potato. One might say it’s a distant cousin of gin, but features more rich and earthy notes from the herbs and spices that would be found in the northern countries. Caraway and dill are the “main event” here. Try an ounce or two and taste the rich warmth of Scandinavia! Or try a flight of two or three and see which is your favorite!


Brennivin (Iceland) $4/$8

The aquavit that started our journey…Iceland’s “Black Death”


Aalborg Jubileums (Denmark) $4/$8

The celebration expression! Bright and playful…one of our favorites!


O.P. Anderson (Sweden) $4/$8

Sweden’s favorite! Barrel rested and rich…the original recipe since 1891!


Linie (Norway) $4/$8

The original aquavit…the barrel rested world traveler!


Svol – Swedish Style (New York) $5.50/$11

This is the most dill-forward selection and one of our favorites…a must try!


Tattersall (Minnesota) $4/$8

A rich, clear aquavit, from “former Vikings” in Minnesota.


Krogstad (Oregon) $4/$8

From the maker of Aviation gin, this distiller remembered his Scandinavian roots.

Alpine Specialties

Alpine Specialties

Much of our ancestry hails from the Alpine countries of Germany, Austria and Alsace…while known more for beer and wine we found some interesting “treasures” along the way like schnapps and eu-de-vie…Alpine Europe’s “Water of Life”.

Here are a few of our favorites… Enjoy an ounce or two neat or in a flight…


Asbach Uralt Brandy (Germany) $4/$8

Germany’s original wine brandy...since 1892


Bailoni Marillenschnaps (Austria) $5.50/$11

Apricot Schnapps


Barenjager Honey (Germany) $4/$8

The bear hunter…The original honey liqueur dating back to the 18th century


Echte Kroatzebeere (Germany) $4/$8

Wild Blackberry Liqueur…”Red Like Love”

G. E. Massenez Poire Williams (Alsace) $7/$14

Alsatian Pear Brandy/Eau-de-vie


Gilka Kummel (Germany) $4/$8

The sweeter cousin of Aquavit. Notes of caraway and fennel.


Hans Reisetbauer Carrot/Hazlenut/Plum Eau-de-Vie (Austria) $12/$24

Austrian “Water of Life” from famed distiller Hans Reisetbauer


Kleiner Feigling (Germany) $4/$8

Fig liqueur…Germany’s most popular shot


Nux Alpina (Austria) $4.50/$9.00

Austrian Nussenschnaps/Walnut Liqueur


Rothman & Winter Crème de Violette (Austria) $4/$8

Austrian Violet Liqueur


Schladerer Himbeergeist (Germany) $5/$10

Wild Raspberry Brandy


Schladerer Kirschwasser (Germany) $5.50/$11

Black Forest Cherry Brandy


Schonauer Apfel (Germany) $4/$8

Apple Liqueur

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