Top 5 Places to Try Irish Whisky IN Ireland
When it comes to whisky, there's no place like Ireland … and no trip to Ireland would be complete without a whisky tasting tour.
Irish distillers have been perfecting the art of making this smooth, flavorful spirit for centuries. But in the last ten years, as whisky's popularity has increased worldwide, the number of distilleries in Ireland has grown, too.
Whether you're already a whisky lover or looking to try something new, there's sure to be a distillery that interests you.
Here are five places we recommend taking a whisky tour on your next trip to Ireland:
1. Bushmills Bushmills is Ireland's oldest working whisky distillery, dating back to 1608. They have a saying: "We've been here for 400 years and don't plan on leaving soon." In County Antrim on the picturesque Causeway Coast, Bushmills offers stunning coastal views and a chance to taste some of Ireland's finest pure malt whisky.
2. Tullamore D.E.W. This distillery, founded in 1829 and located in the lovely town of Tullamore, was the first Irish distillery to make a blended whisky. Learn all about Daniel E. Williams (D.E.W.) and his legacy as you tour the facility and see firsthand how their whisky is made … and taste some award-winning spirits.
3. Jameson Experience – Dublin and Midleton
Jameson, one of the best-selling Irish whisky, has facilities in Dublin and Midleton. Both locations offer a unique look at the Jameson whisky-making process. In Dublin, you'll visit the original Jameson distillery in Smithfield. In Midleton, get a behind-the-scenes look at the company's modern-day production facility, where Jameson Irish Whisky is now made.
4. Kilbeggan Located in the heart of Ireland's whisky country, Kilbeggan is one of the oldest working distilleries in the country. Dating back to 1757, the Kilbeggan Distillery offers visitors a unique opportunity to see how whisky was made centuries ago. Today, Kilbeggan produces a variety of award-winning whisky that is sure to please any palate.
5. Teeling Teeling is one of Ireland's newest whiskey distilleries, but it's quickly making a name in the world of Irish whisky. The Dublin-based distillery offers tours and tastings seven days a week, so you can learn how Teeling makes its unique range of whisky.
Who's ready to raise a glass and enjoy a taste of Ireland on your next trip?
We can put together an ideal itinerary, catered to your interests and budget, that includes a visit to one of the country's best distilleries.
What better way to experience Irish culture?