Ireland’s Whiskey Trail

Irish whiskey is the fastest growing premium spirit in the world and as a result the distillery scene in Ireland is booming! In 2019, our whiskey trails incorporate over 30 whiskey stops (in 2013 just five distilleries/brand homes were offering tours in Ireland). Want to drink some great whiskeys while you are in Ireland and take an off-the-beaten track adventure on our island in a day or longer?

Whether your part of a group planning a trip to Ireland, or an individual looking for ways to make your trip to Ireland memorable and very special, check out our tour below. We have something to suit every traveller.

Perfect Time To Go

April - October

Number Of Nights

4

Prices From

£1545 *
* Based on 4 people sharing

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Day 1

  • Arrivals in Dublin (remainder of day programmed based on morning arrival)
  • Depart South for County Wicklow and Powerscourt Estate
  • Take a quick peek inside Powerscourt House where you’ll be able to see the world famous Powerscourt Gardens
  • Next door we’ve our first distillery tour, Powerscourt Distillery. Includes tasting of 2 of their whiskeys.
  • Travel further south to Glendalough – visit the monastic site where monks were making whiskey all the way back in the 9th century
  • Lunch in the Wicklow Heather Pub at Glendalough with a tasting of a flagship Glendalough Whiskey
  • Travel through Wicklow (stunning scenery) to Royal Oak Distillery Carlow – tasting of their 3 single malts
  • Check in Kilkenny hotel
  • Free time
  • Overnight Kilkenny

Day 2

  • Full Irish breakfast at the hotel
  • Morning time visit to Ballykeefe farm Distillery with tastings of their gin, vodka, poitin
  • Travel to Clonmel (home of world famous cider – Bulmers/Magners) for freetime/lunch
  • Afternoon visit to Blackwater Distillery – a small village distillery – taste their 17 year old Irish whiskey
  • Travel to Midleton, County Cork for afternoon premium tasting of Midleton Distillery’s best whiskeys
  • Check in hotel Cork
  • Free time
  • Overnight Cork

Day 3

  • Full Irish breakfast at the hotel
  • Quick stroll through Kinsale
  • Late morning visit to Clonakilty Distillery
  • Lunch in a pub in Clonakilty
  • Afternoon boat ride to Garnish Island for visit
  • Onward to Killarney
  • Check in hotel
  • Dinner and whiskey tasting at the Irish Whiskey Experience
  • Overnight Killarney

Day 4

  • Full Irish breakfast at the hotel
  • Dingle Excursion (spectacular scenery)
  • Visit and tasting Dingle Distillery during the day
  • Second overnight Killarney

Day 5

  • Depart Kerry for Dublin after breakfast
  • Afternoon departure from Dublin Airport

The trip can be extended to 7 days with 2 overnights in Dublin and work like so…

Day 5

  • Depart Kerry for Dublin after breakfast
  • Visit and lunch at Tullamore DEW en route
  • Check in Dublin hotel
  • Afternoon distillery trail
  • Dublin Liberties Distillery
  • Teelings
  • Pearse Lyons

Day 6

  • Full Irish breakfast at the hotel
  • Discover Northern Ireland’s Distillery trail
  • Train to Belfast Central
  • Meet driver/guide off the train
  • Tours and tastings at:
    • Echlinville Distillery
    • Rademon Estate Distillery
    • Special tasting at Slane Distillery en route back to Dublin

Day 7 – departures

The above package includes the following:

  • 4/6 nights accommodation in preferred 4 or 5 star hotels along the trail – full Irish breakfast every morning
  • Full day transportation each day, including airport transfers
  • Knowledgeable driver
  • All admissions to the listed distilleries and tastings
  • All taxes
  • Based on twin/double occupancy – single room occupancy available on request (at extra cost)

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