Favourite location: Dingle Peninsula
Favourite whiskey: Green Spot - chateau leoville barton
Co-founder of Whiskey Business and self-declared whiskey obsessionist. An ex-physicist, ex-financial mathematician, our current President, spent his formative years producing large-scale musicals and bringing them on tour. In tandem with his co-founder Jamie, JC is one of the key driving forces behind the success of Whiskey Business thus far. A passionate people person, JC is also responsible for forging new business relationships and negotiating the exclusive access and V.I.P treatment that only Whiskey Business guests get to enjoy throughout Ireland’s distilleries and charming pubs. A stickler for efficiency, JC dedicates much of his time to ensuring all our premium tours are streamlined to maximise the customer experience. His focus on maintaining an honest, open and warm company ethos is evident in every person, partner and employee involved in Whiskey Business tours. A trained classical singer, he often performs for lucky guests on special occasions. Recently, he has headed up development of Whiskey Business’ elite client packages, where guests looking to splash out can enjoy ‘red-carpet’ access to Ireland’s most prestigious distilleries with ample opportunity to purchase casks of premium whiskey directly from the head distiller!
Favourite location: Downpatrick head
Favourite whiskey: Method & Madness French Chestnut
Jamie, our co-founder, trip leader and whiskey connoisseur, is a native of the west of Ireland. Hailing from Westport in Co. Mayo, he gave up a career in finance to pursue his dream of travelling the world and experiencing different cultures. Following life-changing trips to Asia, Africa and South America, along with his time spent living in Canada, the green fields of Ireland called him home. Jamie has extensive experience guiding tours for the world's leading travel companies in Europe and Ireland. He takes great pride in sharing his love of Irish culture, heritage, history and scenery with fellow travellers. Jamie is well-known for his energy and passion and has received numerous accolades for developing unique itineraries which go beyond the usual tourist highlights. Whiskey Business Tours and our guests are truly blessed to have Jamie as our Head of Customer Experience and still doing what he loves best, out on the road guiding tours. As Jamie is fond of quoting to all his guests;
"There are no strangers here, just friends you haven't met yet."
- W.B. Yeats