If there’s one thing the Irish know how to do well, and bottle for the world to enjoy, then distilling Whiskey is at the top of the barrel! Come learn the origins of Whiskey in Ireland and the stories of its rise, decline, and resurgence all over the World. Travel through Dublin, Offaly, Carlow, Kilkenny, Bushmills and Belfast, with the beautiful scenery of the Emerald Isle guiding your journey. Not to be missed, the taste of Ireland’s story!
The coach will collect you at Dublin Convention Center, Spencer Dock, North Wall Quay, Dublin 1, at 9:30am. You will travel to Bushmills Distillery in the North of Ireland - Journey Time 2h 55min
1st Stop: Old Bushmills Distillery
In the small village of Bushmills, settled on the banks of the river you will find the oldest working distillery in Ireland. A place where family and friends have worked for generations, in a small Northern Irish village that for over 400 years has kept to the philosophy that hand crafting small batches is the way to produce beautifully smooth tasting Irish whiskey. Known throughout the world, the Bushmills brand continues to thrive and keep to its principles that made the company all those centuries ago!
Coach will collect you to travel to Belfast, exploring the scenic route of the wonderful North Coast, including Giants Causeway (voted number one must visit location from Lonely Planet) - Journey Time to Belfast 1h 35min
Next Stop: Check in Maldron Hotel Belfast
Next Stop: Belfast Barrel Folk and Whiskey Making
Pick up Hotel at 6:30pm - Much like Jameson’s world famous triple distilled whiskey, Barrel Folk is a unique exhibition blending together the rich distilling history of Jameson Irish Whiskey, the craic of Belfast’s most renowned and award-winning bars, and the best in contemporary Irish illustration. Eight Jameson Whiskey barrels have been beautifully hand-painted with each bar in mind. Using their unique histories, famous characters, and the bustling atmosphere of the city streets. The trail includes 5 Whiskey Tastings, light bites, and a Whiskey Mix demonstration and tasting! You can also collect your Jameson Whiskey Wire Pack to enjoy. Slainte Beal Feirste!
Pick up at 4pm at the National Bar, 62 High Street, Belfast, for a return drive to your hotel.
The coach will collect you at 9:30am for travel to Dublin - Journey time 1h 20min
1st Stop: Irish Whiskey Museum
The Irish Whiskey History originated around the time of the 11th Century and it is believed that Irish Monks brought this technique of distilling perfumes back to Ireland from their travels through North Africa. Journey back through time in a historic setting. This fantastic museum will unveil the intriguing tale of Irish whiskey.
It will uniquely depict the origins of Irish whiskey, its rise to glory, its dramatic fall and of course, the current revival of new Irish whiskeys. Savor the captivating anecdotes by our entertaining guides as they bring you through the ages of Irish whiskey. Enjoy a little tipple of Irish whiskey and become a true master of whiskey tasting. The coach will collect you at the end of your experience to transport you to Jameson’s Bow Street Whiskey Tour.
Next Stop: Jameson Distillery
Telling a few stories is in Irish blood. Irish people have been making whiskey for well over two hundred years, so cutting a few long stories short, this tour's aim is to take you on a journey from past to present, along the path of generations of true craftsmen and the founder of Jameson.
Come for a distillery tour and a premium whiskey tasting experience, learn how to blend your own take-home whiskey, master the craft of whiskey cocktail making here in the Jameson Distillery, or draw whiskey straight from a Jameson cask in Dublin's only live maturation warehouse. All right here in the beating heart of Dublin, Smithfield.
Next Stop: Check in Clayton Hotel Liffey and enjoy some free time, socializing or an evening meal.
Coach pick up at 9:30am at Hotel - Travel Time to County Offaly 1h 35min
1st Stop: Tullamore Dew Whiskey Distillery
Set in the heart of Ireland, our Old Bonded Warehouse sits on the banks of Tullamore’s Grand Canal. Since 1829, we’ve sent our whiskey out to the world. Nowadays, we invite the world to come to us, as we share the story of how our whiskey got its character. Take this tour and savor almost two centuries of Tullamore Dew distillery’s history. Learn about the art of Irish whiskey-making and discover the secret that gives Tullamore D.E.W. its unique complexity. After your Whiskey Tasting you will try to uncover the location of the secret tap, and get the opportunity to fill your own cask, the old way. Coach will collect you at end of tour to travel to County Carlow - Journey Time 1h 20min
2nd Stop: Walsh Whiskey Distillery in County Carlow
An exclusive experience for the visitors on the ‘Irish Whiskey Tour of Ireland’ – Enjoy a fully guided in depth tour in the heart of the Walsh Whiskey distillery followed by a triple tasting of their rarest whiskeys. All whiskeys are limited release, small batch whiskeys are a real treat for the discerning whiskey drinker. Bottled at cask strength to showcase the true interaction of barrel and spirit, these whiskeys are the pinnacle of super premium Irish Whiskey. Coach will collect you for your journey to County Kilkenny - Journey Time 30min
3rd Stop: Check into Kilkenny Hibernian Hotel
4th Stop: Kilkenny Whiskey Guild - Self Guided Tour
The end of your Irish Whiskey Tour will see you embark on a Whiskey Trail within the Medieval and Historical square in the city. The Kilkenny Whiskey Guild is a collection of 10 establishments throughout Ireland's Medieval capital. Each premise stocks a minimum of 60 Irish Whiskeys and will assist in the customers experience through knowledgeable staff, tasting flights, food pairings and mixology. The trail is self-guided, so it is recommended to start between 7-8pm. Please access your map at the hotel reception.
A morning to relax and prepare for the journey. The coach will collect you at 12pm the for your trip back to Dublin.
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The cost of trip covers all coach travel, accommodation for 3 nights, 3 evening meals, 3 breakfasts, refreshments on coach,Whisky tastings at 5 distilleries, a Whiskey Guild Trail, and Whiskey Making in Belfast.. It does not cover insurance or lunch.