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Last updated: 28 May, 2023
Expert travel writer: Nicola Brady

Irish whiskey – one of the world’s most popular – is renowned for its smoothness, distinct flavor profile, and centuries-old heritage.

Unlike its Scottish counterpart, Irish whiskey is typically made from a blend of malted and unmalted barley, offering a lighter and more approachable character. The use of pot stills, combined with the unique aging methods, imparts delightful flavours of vanilla, honey, and toasted oak. Its triple distillation process creates the exceptional smoothness. The moderate climate of Ireland allows for slower maturation, resulting in a well-rounded and balanced whiskey.

This Dublin museum offer expert-led guided tours to discover the origins and evolution of Irish Whiskey, how it has developed through the ages, the secrets of how to make it, and the leading Irish Whiskey brands. Tours end, of course, with a tasting.

Logistics

Price from: £17
Minimum age: 18
Age suitable: 18+
When: All year around

Getting there & doing it

A ‘Classic tour’ takes about an hour, or you can try their ‘Whiskey Blending Experience’ and create a small bottle of your own special blend (1.5 hours). Or opt for a whiskey tour and brunch (1.5 hours).

When to do it

The museum is open all year round, seven days a week. Tours and tastings run daily.

Who to go with: organised tours

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Irish Whiskey Museum Experience Ticket

Dublin

Irish Whiskey Museum Experience Ticket
Discover the history of Irish whiskey making and sip on a sample of the golden spirit on this guided 1-hour Irish Whiskey Museum experience. Trace the origins of the beloved drink and hear how the whiskey industry in Ireland has changed and evolved over the years. Listen to your guide reveal anecdotes as you examine the informative exhibits. At the end, enjoy a complimentary whiskey tasting. Upgrade to taste a premium aged whiskey and take home a souvenir of your experience.

Price: €23

Min age: 0

Rating 4.88 / 5 [2555 ratings]

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Skip the Line Guinness and Jameson Irish Whiskey Experience Tour in Dublin

Dublin

Skip the Line Guinness and Jameson Irish Whiskey Experience Tour in Dublin
On this tour you’ll experience the Guinness Storehouse the No 1 attraction in Ireland combined with the award winning Jameson Bow Street Whiskey Experience. This Irish Experience tour is a top attraction double header – offering you the opportunity to combine two of Ireland’s top attractions with fast-track entrance to both the Guinness Storehouse & to Ireland’s premier Whiskey attraction: The Jameson Whiskey Distillery Bow Street. This fascinating and fun skip-the-line tour offers an Irish experience like no other with No Wait and No Hassle.

Price: €112

Min age: 13

Rating 4.60 / 5 [1099 ratings]

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Irish Whiskey Museum: Whiskey Blending Experience

Dublin

Irish Whiskey Museum: Whiskey Blending Experience
Join us at the Irish Whiskey Museum for this extended 1 hour and 15 minute Whiskey Blending Experience. Enjoy a fully guided tour of the museum followed by an interactive tasting and blending experience. Maximum Group size: 25 travelers

Price: €35

Min age: 18

Rating 4.85 / 5 [489 ratings]

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Whiskey Tasting Tour of Dublin

Dublin

Whiskey Tasting Tour of Dublin
What could be better than enjoying Irish whiskey in Dublin's great whiskey bars? Soak up the local flavour with a bespoke whiskey experience in Ireland's capital city with your very own whiskey expert. Sip five different styles of Irish whiskey ranging from Dublin’s own Teeling whiskey to Green Spot - one of Dublin's best kept whiskey secrets. We share the knowledge to answer the questions - Who invented whiskey? What is the difference between Irish & Scotch? How do you make whiskey? Our tours are kept small in size so everyone gets to enjoy feeling part of a special Dublin experience. We only use premium Irish whiskey - so no burning sensation or bad taste left in your mouth. Our bars are situated close to each other so you stay dry and warm in Dublin’s famous wet weather - this is not a walking tour or pub crawl.

Price: €48

Min age: 18

Rating 4.83 / 5 [108 ratings]

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Deluxe Whiskey and Food Tasting in Dublin

Dublin

Deluxe Whiskey and Food Tasting in Dublin
Our Deluxe Food & Whiskey Experience is the most decadent and enjoyable way to spend your time in Dublin. This experience is for those who want to spoil themselves or others. We show you how to enjoy aged statement whiskeys, that have matured to the point of perfection, with hand-selected Irish cheese and handmade chocolates. We will guide you through the secrets and science behind Ireland's beloved indulgences and show you what makes our city a great gastronomic destination. This experience is perfect for newcomers to whiskey and also seasoned whiskey lovers. This is the perfect experience to celebrate a birthday, anniversary or other special life events. Our tours are kept small in size so everyone gets to enjoy feeling part of a special Dublin experience. We only use deluxe Irish whiskey - that has aged for at least 12 years - so no burning sensation or bad taste left in your mouth when it's over.

Price: €81

Min age: 18

Rating 4.86 / 5 [38 ratings]

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