Dead Rabbit: 'We come from nothing. We were penniless but we made it and hope to be an inspiration...'

Bar owners Sean Muldoon and Jack McGarry very much come as a pair.

It's easy to understand why the two north Belfast men are inseparable when they return from their home in New York and recall their adventure in getting where they are now. They are the founders and operators of The Dead Rabbit in New York City's financial district, named the Best Bar in the World.

But the journey towards opening their globally-renowned cocktail bar did have its hard times and setbacks.

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That included two-and-a-half years of living on the breadline to secure their dream - while a hurricane thrown into the mix also delayed the opening by a further four months.

The Dead Rabbit finally launched in 2013.

Fast-forward six years and Sean and Jack are fresh from travelling around Ireland to detail the best whiskey establishments here in a book entitled From Barley To Blarney: A Whiskey Lover's Guide To Ireland.