Whiskey Business

An Irish tour Company

Ireland's premier whiskey tour experience. We design bespoke whiskey tours for clients who wish to experience and learn about the magical elixir of life, whiskey

The word 'whiskey' (or whisky) comes from the Irish (or 'Gaelic') uisce beatha, meaning water of life. Whiskey has been produced in Ireland for over 1000 years. Long before the British Empire invested in 'Scotch' whisky, Irish whiskey was being shipped around the world and smuggled into America during prohibition. 

Ireland boasts the worlds finest distilleries and all within a short drive of each other. We give you unparalleled behind the scenes access to Ireland's most ancient distilleries, Jameson, Redbreast, Middleton, Green Spot, Kilbeggan, Tullamore Dew, and Powers to name but a few.

We specialise in dealing with international clientele. 

So, let us design you a custom tour that takes in Ireland's rich whiskey heritage, matures your palate, trains your nose and leaves you salivating for more. 

 

 
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THE WHISKEY

REVIVAL TOUR

5 DAYS - 5 COUNTIES - 5 DISTILLERIES

KEY FACTS

Duration: 5 days, 4 nights

Start/Finish: Dublin – Dublin

Dates: Year-round (Jan -Dec)

Price: From €1040

COUNTIES VISITED

Dublin, Cork, Kerry, Offaly, Westmeath.

WHAT'S INCLUDED

Distillery tours and whiskey tastings, as outlined in the itinerary (below).

Walking tours (Cork and Dublin) and scenic excursions (Kerry)

Staff/experts - services of Irish tour leader and local whiskey experts.

All transport (private van) between destinations and to/from included excursions.

Accommodation (4 nights) in charming hotels and B&Bs. Twin share rooms with breakfast.

Private bespoke departures on your date of choice can be arranged - please fill out our booking form here


CLIFFS OF MOHER

ITINERARY

Read about our stunning itinerary below or explore  our interactive map  to learn more about the Whiskey Revival Tour.  We've included our exclusive walking tours of Dublin  and Cork as well as all  the distilleries,  whiskey bars and tourist attractions you'll be seeing on the tour. 


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DAY 1 : DUBLIN  - CORK

Overnight: Gabriel House, Cork

We kick off our adventure by heading west out of Dublin to counties Westmeath and Offaly, where two of Ireland’s best-known distilleries are located just 20 minutes apart. A further drive south is Cork City, our home base for the next two nights.

Kilbeggan Distillery Experience –Guided tour of Kilbeggan Distillery finished with a Masterclass in tasting of four unique Irish whiskeys including Kilbeggan Single Grain, Tyrconnell Single Malt and Connemara Peated Single Malt`.

Tullamore DEW Visitor Centre – Explore the hidden depths of Tullamore D.E.W.’s rare whiskey collection on an extended guided tour, followed by a premium-level tutored whiskey tasting with no less than 6 samples.


CORK CITY

DAY 2 : CORK CITY

Overnight: Gabriel House, Cork

Today we’ll visit arguably the most famous Irish whiskey distillery - producers of Jameson, Powers, Redbreast, Green Spot and much more! Later this evening, a visit to  The Shelbourne Bar , with over 250 Irish whiskeys in stock and a resident connoisseur, it boasts the greatest whiskey collection in Ireland. We've included a premium whiskey tasting at this storied and cultured bar with one of our trusted whiskey experts.

Walking tour of Cork including St. Finbarr's Cathedral, Shandon Bells, The English Market, Oliver Plunkett St. and the historic University College Cork Campus.

Midleton Distillery – Exclusive "Behind the Scenes" tour of Midleton Distillery in Cork, producers of Jameson, Redbreast and much more. You'll be one of the elite tourists who are treated to a premium whiskey tasting and masterclass featuring Jameson, Cooper's Croze and Redbreast amongst others.

But that's not all, the tour will end in the Master Distiller's Cottage, where the Midleton master distillers such as Max Crocket, his son Barry and more recently Brian Nation, have lived for over 100 years. In this hallowed whiskey cathedral, enjoying it's indulgent furniture which is literally steeped in the history of Irish whiskey, you will be treated to arguable the world's best whiskey, Midleton Very Rare. 


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DAY 3 : CORK - KERRY

Overnight: Killarney or Dingle, Co. Kerry

Drive west to the stunning Dingle Peninsula, along the rugged Wild Atlantic Way coastline. Enjoy a tour of a small artisan distillery at the heart of the Irish whiskey revolution. Afterwards, nothing beats Dick Mack’s on a quiet afternoon, take a seat and enjoy the unique surroundings and a delightful whiskey.  We've arranged yet another premium whiskey tasting in arguably Ireland's most infamous and traditional whiskey bar. 

Dingle Distillery – The new kid on the block, the dingle distillery has risen to the heights of whiskey infamy in only a few short years. You'll be amongst the first and privileged few to get a custom tour of this artisan distillery. Just in case you build up a thirst on this unique tour, we'll make sure a tasting is included.

Kerry

DAY 4 - KERRY

Overnight: Killarney or Dingle, Co. Kerry

Kerry scenic tour (Option 1)

The world famous "Ring of Kerry" is a 200km scenic looped drive in the south west of Ireland, which follows the coastline of the Wild Atlantic Way. Starting from Killarney, it includes the unmissable Skellig Ring which takes in the wonderful Valentia Island.

Discover Killarney National Park, Torc Waterfall, Ladies View, Molls Gap, Derrynane blue flag beach, Kerry's most spectacular cliffs, Skellig Islands viewpoint (of Star Wars fame), Ballycarbery Castle, the Gap of Dunloe and Ireland's highest mountains.

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The Slea Head Drive (Option 2) is a circular route, forming part of the Wild Atlantic Way, beginning and ending in the Dingle Peninsula, that takes in stunning views on the western end of the peninsula. Dramatic views to South Kerry and the Blasket Islands await, as the drive follows a cliff-top route, with a dramatic seascape of crashing waves, rocks and seabirds below.


DUBLIN

DAY 5 : DUBLIN CITY

Relax for the drive back to Ireland’s capital, where there’s one final surprise in store! Come and experience first-hand the sound, smell and feel, as the first Dublin whiskey is distilled for over 40 years.

Teeling Whiskey Distillery – Guided tour of Teeling’s Distillery in Dublin, followed by a triple tasting of Telling's premium range whiskeys Teeling Single Malt, Vintage Single Malt and Limited Edition Single Cask (The Teeling's Single Malt Range).

 Walking tour of Dublin including Trinity College, Dublin Castle, Christchurch Cathedral and Temple Bar. We'll finish up in the stunning Victorian era Palace Bar for one last whiskey and to toast the end of our tour.

Tour ends in Dublin at approx. 5:00pm.


Revival Tour Gallery

 

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DISTILLERIES VISITED

 

ON THE REVIVAL TOUR


 1. Kilbeggan Distillery Experience, Co. Westmeath

From the creaking timber water wheel, to the giant steam engine, you will be transported back two centuries. Then you will hear, see, smell and taste Ireland’s oldest distillery producing their world-famous whiskey.

 


2. Tullamore DEW Visitor Centre, Co. Offaly

Enter Tullamore D.E.W.’s Old Bonded Warehouse and get up close and personal with their history, and of course their whiskey, on this journey for the curious tasters among you.

 


3. Jameson Distillery, Midleton, Co. Cork

Visit the historic distillery buildings of arguably the most famous Irish whiskey distillery - producers of Jameson (best selling), Powers, Redbreast, Green Spot, and much more!

 


4. Dingle Whiskey Distillery, Co. Kerry

A newly opened artisan distillery located on the Wild Atlantic Way. The first Dingle Whiskey Casks were filled on 18 Dec 2012 - three years and a day later, on 19 Dec 2015, Cask No. 2 was released.


5. Teeling Whiskey Distillery, Co. Dublin

Located in the heart of Dublin City Centre, in the historic Liberties, the Teeling Whiskey Distillery is the only operational distillery in the city and home to the Spirit of Dublin.

 

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