Discover Dublin's Whiskey Distilleries: Private Tasting TourPrivate Tour
Immerse yourself in the world of Irish Whiskey and walk down the key whiskey districts in Dublin with your expert guide, including visits to 3 distilleries and private tastings in each one of them.
Adults: 2 Children: 0
Things to know
3 hrs 30 mins
Couples, Culture Vulture, Family, Friends, History Buffs, Master
You and our own professional guide. 100% exclusive
Private vehicle: including hotel pick-up & drop-off and transfers between sights
- A Whiskey Specialist Host - Private transportation between sights including hotel pick-up and drop-off - Private tastings in 3 different distilleries
- Gratuities optional
- Additional food & drinks are not included
Meeting points: If your hotel information is not provided, your guide will meet you in front of Chez Max, 1 Palace St, Dublin 2, D02 XR57, Ireland
What makes this tour special
Enjoy learning about Irish whiskey and exploring the city, all while tasting whiskey in 3 different distilleries in the heart of Dublin with your expert host.
On your whiskey-tasting tour, you will:
Visit three distilleries in Dublin with a whiskey connoisseur;
Learn about flavour profiles, how whiskey is made, and what the hallmark is of Irish whiskey;
Immerse yourself in Dublin’s vibrant whiskey and pub culture, as you pass by many popular districts like College Green, Temple Bar, Financial District, River Liffey, High Courts and the key whiskey districts;
Enjoy three private tastings including a beautiful gin as a bonus in one of the spots!
On your private tour, as you taste whiskey, you’ll learn about the rich history of whiskey-making in Ireland.
As a little preview, here’s a brief history of the stories into which you’ll be diving with each sip. Irish whiskey dates back more than 1,000 years when Irish monks began making their own “uisce beatha”. In 1608, The Old Bushmills Distillery in Co Antrim became Ireland first licensed distillery. By the middle of the 18th century, there were more than 1,000 registered distilleries in Ireland, as demand for whiskey reached saturation levels. In the 19th century, Irish whiskey sales were badly hit by the Temperance movement and the Great Famine.
Whiskey exports thrived, however, and America, in particular, was fast falling in love with the smooth nectar from the old sod. In the early 20th century, Ireland was fighting a War of Independence, and Irish whiskey became a major casualty. Prohibition in the US also badly hit exports.
Scottish distillers were quick to seize the opportunity, and Scotch soon overtook Irish as the world’s favourite whiskey. In 1987, John Teeling launched Cooley Distillery, the first independent distillery in 100 years, marking the beginning of a renaissance for Irish whiskey.
Irish whiskey is now the fastest-growing premium spirit category in the world, and Whiskey tourism is growing in Ireland, too, with 814,000 people visiting Irish whiskey attractions in 2017. Learn about all this and more while exploring Dublin through whiskey with your private guide.
QWill there be other people on the tour or is it just us?
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