Call us old fashioned but we love a good whiskey moment. And luckily for you, Dublin is home to iconic Irish brands and distilleries that are sure to impress any connoisseur. Whether you prefer your spirit paired with a mixer or served neat, these whiskey tastings and tours in Dublin are coming up trumps as some of the best. Not sure what the difference is between single grain and single malt? These folks really know their stuff...
Boasting one of the best whiskey tours in Dublin, Jameson Distillery is fabulous for quirky dates and birthday gift ideas. With prices starting at €26, the fully-guided experience explores the iconic brand’s liquor. Learn about everything from the milling and mashing to the maturation and much more. Alternatively, attend their secret whiskey tasting, which includes four premium blends to sample and an expert ambassador on hand.
The Dublin Liberties Distillery
Big fan of the dark stuff? The Dublin Liberties Distillery have you covered on all fronts with their tasting and tour. Kick off the evening with a delicious welcome drink upon arrival, followed by a stroll through the distillery as experts show you how Irish whiskey is made. To top it off, try a few spirits at a tutored tasting. Their Oak Devil single malt is especially delightful.
Teeling Whiskey Distillery
When it comes to the best distillery in Dublin, we’ve got just the tour to wet your whistle. Enter Teeling Whiskey Distillery. You’ll be fully guided through the full whiskey-making process from grain to glass. One highlight? Checking out the Oregon pine fermenters – these bad boys can hold 15,000 litres of wash each. At the end, you’ll get to enjoy a few spirits (otherwise known as the Teeling Trinity).
Pearse Lyons Distillery
Located in the former Church of St James, Pearse Lyons Distillery is one of the quirkier entries on our list. Head inside the distillery and wander through the outside graveyard as you find out how each spirit is made before it’s barrelled and matured. Finally, try five award-winning whiskies from the brand while experts walk you through the flavour profiles.
Irish Whiskey Museum
If you’ve got a penchant for history, you’ll have a great time learning about the origins of the dark stuff over at the Irish Whiskey Museum. Your guides will talk you through a variety of different brands followed by a tantalising tasting. And for an additional €3, you can enjoy a premium tour, complete with a souvenir and aged whiskey sample.
Roe & Co Distillery
Dublin whiskey tours don’t get better than at Roe & Co Distillery. Situated inside the Guinness Power Station, the venue offers two unique experiences, alongside their guided tour. You can attend a €25 cocktail workshop where you’ll get to whip up a concoction or for an extra fiver, discover the art of blending with a whiskey tasting. Afterward, apply those newly-learned skills as you make an old-fashioned.
Dublin Whiskey Experience
An unforgettable event in Ireland, Dublin Whiskey Experience takes you through the city’s most historical distilleries and pubs. Meet at St Patrick's Tower and walk through drinking dens such as the Old Powers Distillery, where you’ll get to try different styles of whiskies at a few watering holes – about five samples each. It really makes for the perfect private whiskey tasting in Dublin.