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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PRICES AND PACKAGES


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SOUTHERN COMFORT TOUR

 The Shelbourne nominated for southern Ireland's best whiskey bar

The Shelbourne nominated for southern Ireland's best whiskey bar

KEY FACTS

Price: From €495

Dates: Year-round

Duration: 3 days / 2 nights

Places Visited: Dublin, Cork

WHAT'S INCLUDED

·        Local guide (tour leader) and whiskey experts.

·        Transport to/from all destinations (train or private minibus).

·        Accommodation: 2 nights in charming hotels and guest houses.

·        Guided tour of Teeling Distillery in Dublin, followed by a triple tasting of Teeling Single Malt, Vintage Single Malt and Limited Edition Single Cask.

·        Exclusive "Behind the Scenes" tour of Midleton Distillery in Cork, producers of Jameson, Redbreast and much more!

·        Premium whiskey tasting at The Shelbourne Bar, Cork which boasts a collection of 200+ Irish whiskeys.

·        Guided walking tours of Dublin and Cork.

 

DAILY ITINERARY

Day 1: Dublin – Cork

We meet in Dublin this morning for an optional walking tour of Ireland’s historic capital with your local guide. Afterwards, we enjoy a scenic train ride or private minibus to Cork, Ireland’s culture capital. This evening, relax in the Shelbourne Bar’s cosy surroundings as our whiskey connoisseur Mark takes you on a journey through Irish whiskey, past and present. You’ll taste limited edition offerings not available elsewhere, as The Shelbourne Bar boasts one of the greatest Irish whiskey collections in the country. Overnight in a centrally located boutique hotel or luxury guest house.

Overnight: Cork, Co. Cork

Day 2: Cork

Discover Cork’s main sights and hidden gems on a walking tour of the city with your local guide and sample some delicacies at the world famous English Market. Then it’s off to Midleton for a special treat and arguably the highlight of your tour, as we include an exclusive ‘Behind the Scenes’ tour of the Midleton Distillery. Producers of some of the world’s most renowned whiskeys; Powers, Jameson, Redbreast, Green Spot and Midleton Very Rare, you’ll be one of the few to enjoy a 2hr guided tour of distillery buildings and premium whiskey tasting experience.

Overnight: Cork, Co. Cork

 

Day 3: Cork – Dublin

This morning, we have an optional visit to Cobh, a small town on an island in Cork city’s harbour, where visitor attractions include Cobh Heritage Centre and Titanic Experience Cobh. Alternatively, visit Blarney Castle & Gardens, famed for kissing the Blarney Stone! On route to Dublin, we’ll stop at one of Ireland’s most spectacular historic sites, the Rock of Cashel. Upon return to Dublin, we have a final treat in store – a guided tour of Teeling Distillery, followed by a triple tasting of Teeling Single Malt, Vintage Single Malt and Limited Edition Single Cask.

 

DISTILLERIES VISITED

·        Midleton Distillery, Co. Cork

·        Teeling Distillery, Co. Dublin

Optional:

·        Pearse Lyons Distillery, Dublin

·        West Cork Distillers, Co. Cork


WESTERN WONDERS TOUR

 The Award Winning Garavan's whiskey bar in Galway

The Award Winning Garavan's whiskey bar in Galway

KEY FACTS

Price: From €488

Dates: Year-round

Duration: 3 days / 2 nights

Places Visited: Dublin, Galway, Westport

 

WHAT'S INCLUDED

·        Local guide (tour leader) and whiskey experts.

·        Transport to/from all destinations (train or private minibus).

·        Accommodation: 2 nights in charming hotels and guest houses.

·        Guided tour of Teeling Distillery in Dublin, followed by a triple tasting of Teeling Single Malt, Vintage Single Malt and Limited Edition Single Cask.

·        Guided tour of the newly opened Connacht Distillery, followed by a tasting of their current offerings, including Spade&Bushel Whiskey and Straw Boys Poitin.

·        Premium whiskey tasting at Garavans in Galway, Connacht ‘Whiskey Bar of the Year 2016’.

·        Scenic excursion along Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way, including Connemara National Park.

·        Walking tours (local guide) of Dublin, Galway and Westport.

 

DAILY ITINERARY

Day 1: Dublin – Galway

We meet in Dublin this morning for a walking tour of Ireland’s historic capital with your local guide, visiting famous sights such as the GPO, Dublin Castle and Trinity College. Afterwards, enjoy a scenic train ride or private minibus to Galway, Ireland’s liveliest city with a distinctly bohemian atmosphere, situated on the West coast. Enjoy a premium whiskey tasting in Garavans award winning bar, as our whiskey expert takes you on a journey of Irish whiskey, past and present. Galway is a fantastic city for traditional Irish music sessions and your local guide knows all the best spots!

Overnight: Galway City, Co. Galway

 

Day 2: Galway – Westport

A highlight of any trip to Ireland, today’s scenic excursion ventures off the beaten track into the wilds of North Mayo. Visit Killala round tower and witness the unrivalled coastal beauty of the Ceide coast at Downpatrick Head. Discover Connemara or Ballycroy National Park, covering a vast unspoilt wilderness dominated by the Nephin mountain range. We include a guided tour of the Connacht Whiskey Distillery, followed by a tasting of their current offerings, including Spade&Bushel Whiskey and Straw Boys Poitin. Overnight in beautiful Westport, frequently regarded as one of the nicest towns in Ireland, situated along the Wild Atlantic Way.

Overnight: Westport, Co. Mayo

 

Day 3: Westport – Dublin

This morning, embark on a guided walking tour of Westport with your local guide before leaving for Dublin. Journey by scenic train or private minibus and upon return to Ireland’s capital city, we have one final treat in store – a tour of Teeling Whiskey Distillery. This is followed by a triple tasting of Teeling Single Malt, Vintage Single Malt and Limited Edition Single Cask. Why not complete your package with an interactive tour of the Irish Whiskey Museum, a visit to the Pearse Lyons Distillery, or enjoy a premium tasting at The Palace Bar, a 19th century Victorian pub.

 

DISTILLERIES VISITED

·        Connacht Distillery, Co. Mayo

·        Teeling Distillery, Co. Dublin

Optional:

·        Nephin Whiskey, Co. Mayo

·        Pearse Lyons Distillery, Dublin


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NORTHERN GIANTS TOUR

 Inside the award winning Duke of York whiskey bar

Inside the award winning Duke of York whiskey bar

KEY FACTS

Price: From €485

Dates: Year-round

Duration: 3 days / 2 nights

Places Visited: Dublin, Belfast, Derry

 

WHAT'S INCLUDED

·        Local guide (tour leader) and whiskey experts.

·        Transport to/from all destinations (train or private minibus).

·        Accommodation: 2 nights in charming hotels and guest houses.

·        Guided tour of Teeling Distillery in Dublin, followed by a triple tasting of Teeling Single Malt, Vintage Single Malt and Limited Edition Single Cask.

·        Guided tour of Old Bushmills Distillery, the world’s oldest licensed distillery (1608) and taste Single Malt Distillery Reserve, exclusively available onsite.

·        Premium whiskey tasting at the Duke of York in Belfast, voted 1 of the top 5 whiskey bars in Ireland.

·        Day trip on the spectacular Northern coastal route, including a visit to the Giants Causeway.

·        Belfast walking tour or famous Black Cabs taxi tour.

 

DAILY ITINERARY

Day 1: Dublin – Belfast

Tour starts in Dublin this morning, before we journey to Belfast by private minibus or scenic train. Enjoy an included walking tour of Northern Ireland’s capital with your local guide, or better still, opt for a famous ‘Black Cabs’ taxi tour to witness the murals and learn about Northern Ireland’s divided history. Belfast is also home to the Titanic Quarter and one of the world’s best museums, the Titanic Experience Belfast. Afterwards, enjoy a premium whiskey tasting at the Duke of York award winning bar, as our whiskey experts take you on a journey of Irish whiskey and Scotch whisky.

Overnight: Belfast, Co. Antrim

 

Day 2: Belfast – Derry

A highlight of any trip to Northern Ireland, today’s scenic excursion along the spectacular Causeway coastal route features the Glens of Antrim, Giant’s Causeway World Heritage site, Dunluce Castle, and of course Bushmills Distillery. We’ll even throw in some HBO Game of Thrones filming locations for fans of the show! Included visit to the Old Bushmills Distillery, the world’s oldest licensed distillery (1608) with a unique opportunity to taste or purchase their Single Malt Distillery Reserve, exclusively available onsite. Overnight in the Walled City of Derry – don’t miss a fantastic traditional Irish music session (and friendly locals) at Peadar O’ Donnell’s pub!

Overnight: Derry, Co. Derry

 

Day 3: Derry – Dublin

A visit to the Walled City of Derry wouldn’t be complete without a guided walking tour of the city walls and Bogside murals, steeped in history. Journey back to Dublin and upon return to Ireland’s capital city, we have one final treat in store – a guided tour of Teeling Distillery, followed by a triple tasting of Teeling Single Malt, Vintage Single Malt and Limited Edition Single Cask. If you’ve got more time, complete your package with an interactive tour at the Irish Whiskey Museum, or a visit to the Pearse Lyons Distillery, or enjoy a premium tasting at The Palace Bar.

 

DISTILLERIES VISITED

·        Bushmills Distillery, Co. Antrim

·        Teeling Distillery, Co. Dublin

Optional:

·        Slane Irish Whiskey, Co. Meath

·        Pearse Lyons Distillery, Dublin


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DUBLIN

TRINITY TOUR

 The 'Whiskey Palace' at the Palace bar Dublin

The 'Whiskey Palace' at the Palace bar Dublin

KEY FACTS

Price: From €499

Dates: Year-round

Duration: 3 days / 2 nights

Places Visited: Dublin, midlands

 

WHAT'S INCLUDED

·        Local guide (tour leader) and whiskey experts.

·        Transport to/from all destinations (train or private minibus).

·        Accommodation: 2 nights in charming hotels and guest houses.

·        Guided tour of Teeling Distillery in Dublin, followed by a triple tasting of Teeling Single Malt, Vintage Single Malt and Limited Edition Single Cask.

·        Discover Tullamore D.E.W.’s rare whiskey collection on an extended guided tour, followed by a tutored whiskey tasting with no less than 6 samples!

·        Guided tour of Kilbeggan Distillery finished with a Masterclass in tasting of four unique Irish whiskeys including Kilbeggan, Tyrconnell and Connemara range.

·        Premium whiskey tasting at The Palace Bar, a 19th century Victorian pub specialising in whiskey for nearly 200 years.

·        Walking tour of Dublin including Trinity College, Dublin Castle, Christchurch Cathedral and Temple Bar.

 

DAILY ITINERARY

Day 1: Dublin

This morning, embark on a walking tour of Ireland’s historic capital with your local guide – wander the cobblestone streets and visit Dublin Castle, Trinity College, Christchurch Cathedral, Temple Bar and the GPO. Afterwards, we have a guided tour of Teeling Whiskey Distillery, the only operational whiskey distillery in the city, followed by a triple tasting of Teeling Single Malt, Vintage Single Malt and Limited Edition Single Cask. This evening, let our whiskey expert take you on a journey of Irish whiskey, past and present, during a tasting at the Palace Bar, a 19th century Victorian pub specialising in whiskey for nearly 200 years.

Overnight: Dublin City

 

Day 2: More Whiskey!

We have a very special treat in store today, as we journey inland to counties Westmeath and Offaly, home to two of Ireland’s best loved distilleries, only a stone’s throw apart. The Kilbeggan Distillery Experience includes a guided tour, finished with a Masterclass in tasting four unique Irish whiskeys including Kilbeggan Single Grain, Tyrconnell Single Malt and Connemara Peated Single Malt. Just down the road at the Tullamore D.E.W. visitor centre, explore the hidden depths of their rare whiskey collection on an extended guided tour, followed by a tutored whiskey tasting with no less than six samples. Return to Dublin this evening.

Overnight: Dublin City

 

Day 3: Dublin

If you’ve got more time, why not complete your package with an interactive tour at the Irish Whiskey Museum. Or perhaps visit the world-famous Guinness Storehouse and enjoy a pint of the Black Stuff from the Gravity Bar. Your local guide will be more than happy to offer suggestions and help you with onward travel arrangements in Ireland.

Our Eastern Earls tour to Kilkenny, Ireland’s Medieval Capital, would be the perfect add-on to your Dublin Trinity Package. Travel back in time at Kilkenny Castle, explore Ireland’s Medieval Mile and visit the Walsh Distillery at Royal Oak, home of The Irishman and Writers’ Tears.

 

DISTILLERIES VISITED

·        Teeling Distillery, Co. Dublin

·        Tullamore D.E.W., Co. Offaly

·        Kilbeggan Distillery, Co. Westmeath

Optional:

·        Pearse Lyons Distillery, Dublin

·        The Jameson Experience, Dublin


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EASTERN

EARLS TOUR

 The famous Dylan whiskey sallon in Kilkenny town

The famous Dylan whiskey sallon in Kilkenny town

KEY FACTS

Price: From €475

Dates: Year-round

Duration: 3 days / 2 nights

Places Visited: Dublin, Kilkenny

 

WHAT'S INCLUDED

·        Local guide (tour leader) and whiskey experts.

·        Transport to/from all destinations (train or private minibus).

·        Accommodation: 2 nights in charming hotels and guest houses.

·        Guided tour of Teeling Distillery in Dublin, followed by a triple tasting of Teeling Single Malt, Vintage Single Malt and Limited Edition Single Cask.

·        Guided tour of the Walsh Distillery at Royal Oak, home of the award-winning The Irishman and Writers’ Tears Irish whiskeys.

·        Premium whiskey tastings in select venue(s) along the Kilkenny Whiskey Guild Trail.

·        Tour Ireland’s Ancient East, including a visit to Glendalough, Co. Wicklow.

·        Walking tours of Dublin and Kilkenny, Ireland’s Medieval Capital.

 

DAILY ITINERARY

Day 1: Dublin – Kilkenny

Meet in Dublin this morning before going south to Co. Wicklow, home to Ireland’s only national park on the east side of the country and the early medieval monastic settlement known as Glendalough. Enjoy a guided tour/walk before continuing towards Kilkenny. Arrive at Royal Oak, home of the Walsh Whiskey Distillery, makers of the award-winning The Irishman and Writers Tears range of whiskeys. You’ll be given a fully guided tour of this unique distillery, gaining behind-the-scenes access before the Connoisseur’s Choice Tasting of their small batch, limited release offerings (The Irishman Cask Strength, Writers’ Tears Cask Strength and The Irishman 17-Year-Old Single Cask).

Overnight: Kilkenny, Co. Kilkenny

 

Day 2: Kilkenny

Explore Ireland’s Medieval Mile as you stroll along the narrow streets and curious laneways. Learn about Kilkenny’s past, once the capital of Ireland, on a guided walking tour. Discover Kilkenny Castle and St. Canice’s Cathedral, dating back to the 12th-13th century. Climb the 9th century Round Tower, or perhaps take a tour of Smithwicks Brewery. There’s so much to see and do where ancient history blends with modern culture and lively pubs! This evening, we have a very special treat in store as we visit select venues and enjoy premium whiskey tastings along the Kilkenny Whiskey Trail. The first written account of distilling in Ireland comes from Kilkenny in the 14th century with the Red Book of Ossory, and the Kilkenny Whiskey Guild celebrates and highlights this history.

Overnight: Kilkenny, Co. Kilkenny

 

Day 3: Kilkenny – Dublin

Return to Dublin, Ireland’s capital city, for a tour of Teeling Whiskey Distillery, the only operational whiskey distillery in Dublin. This is complimented by a triple tasting of Teeling Single Malt, Vintage Single Malt and Limited Edition Single Cask. Optional walking tour of Dublin including Trinity College, Dublin Castle, Christchurch Cathedral and Temple Bar. Why not complete your package with an interactive tour of the Irish Whiskey Museum, a visit to the Pearse Lyons Distillery, or enjoy a premium tasting at The Palace Bar, a 19th century Victorian pub.

 

DISTILLERIES VISITED

·        Walsh Distillery, Co. Carlow

·        Teeling Distillery, Co. Dublin

Optional:

·        Pearse Lyons Distillery, Dublin

·        The Jameson Experience, Dublin

 


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DISTILLERIES  

 

Find out more about some of the distilleries visited on your 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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