Renowned for being one of the fastest growing spirits in the world, Irish whiskey offers bespoke flavours and fiery tastes. If you’re looking to wet your whistle and learn more about the ins and outs of Irish whiskey during your Irish getaway – why not immerse yourself in one of the top whiskey distillery tours in Ireland?
Read on to find out more.
Dingle Distillery, Dingle
Created in 2012, Dingle whiskey is relatively young in Irish whiskey terms though the history is just as intriguing!
During your tour, enjoy learning the ins and outs of the process and embrace the sights and scents of the distillery – all tours include a tasting at the end.
Jameson Distillery, Dublin
Jameson Distillery first opened on Bow Street, Dublin, in 1780. Over 200 years later, the doors are now open to whiskey enthusiasts to learn about the history of one of Ireland’s most well-known spirits.
As one of the top whiskey distillery tours in Ireland, Jameson Distillery has plenty on offer – from blending your own whiskey to drawing whiskey straight from a Jameson cask.
Bushmills Distillery, Antrim
Located on the North coast of Ireland in County Antrim, Bushmills Distillery is Ireland’s oldest working distillery.
The whiskey tour takes visitors on a Bushmills experience – ensuring each person leaves knowing all about the intriguing history behind the brand. And, of course, you’re given the chance to taste the whiskey itself.
Teeling Whiskey Distillery, Dublin
Teeling Whiskey Distillery is located in the heart of Dublin city centre and is one of the first new distilleries to open in Dublin for over 125 years.
The distillery produces up to 500,000 litres of spirit every year and offers guided tours to anyone interested in the history of Teeling whiskey!
Tullamore Dew Distillery, Tullamore
Situated in the centre of Ireland, Tullamore Dew Distillery was the first Irish distillery to create a blended whiskey.
The distillery offers three different types of tours with the ‘Ultimate distillery experience’ being one of the most popular – this tour offers you the chance to visit their blending room and blend your very own whiskey!
Kilbeggan Distillery, Kilbeggan
Founded in 1757, Kilbegann Distillery is renowned for facing numerous trials and tribulations – when times were tough in the area, the town came together to ensure that Kilbegann Distillery stayed.
Today, the distillery offers three types of tours: ‘Apprentice tour’, ‘Distiller’s tour’ and the ever popular ‘Connoisseur experience’ where visitors are given the chance to bottle their own 200ml sample of Kilbeggan whiskey.
Jameson Experience, Cork
In 1975, Jameson moved its expanding operation to Midleton, County Cork and to this day, every drop of Jameson is produced there.
From premium whiskey tasting to the ‘Academy experience’, there is plenty on offer for the Irish whiskey enthusiasts among you!
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