DISTILLERIES WE VISIT

As much as we’d like to, we can’t write about them all here! But below we’ve cherry picked a few of our regular distilleries. Some small, some not so small, but all making delicious Irish whiskeys and gins, which we’ll be glad to share with you on tour!

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WE VISIT 30+ DISTILLERIES ON OUR WHISKEY TRAILS

WE VISIT 30+ DISTILLERIES ON OUR WHISKEY TRAILS

TEELING WHISKEY DISTILLERY

Teeling Distillery opened in Dublin in 2015 making it the first new whiskey distillery to have opened in Dublin, once a world whiskey distilling capital, in over 125 years. In fact, with the last of the original Dublin distilleries having closed in 1976, it is the first whiskey distillery to operate in Dublin, once home to at least 37 distilleries, in almost 40 years.

The distillery was established by Jack and Stephen Teeling, whose father John Teeling had founded the monopoly-breaking Cooley Distillery in 1987. It is located in the Liberties area of Dublin, close to where Walter Teeling, an ancestor of the family had established a distillery on Marrowbone Lane in 1782.

TULLAMORE D.E.W. DISTILLERY

The new tour of the Tullamore plant is genuinely an experience like no other as we take you ‘behind the scenes’ of this state-of-the-art Distillery. Explore the home of Tullamore D.E.W. from distillation to maturation while meeting some of the characters who work on-site every day. Sip an Irish coffee, feel the warm embrace of heat from the bubbling stills and inhale the rich whiskey aromas from the 50,000 oak casks that lie sleeping in the maturation warehouse. Visit Ireland’s only custom built warehouse snug and discover the art of blending before savouring three of award winning whiskeys.

LOUGH REE DISTILLERY

Located in Lanesborough, Co. Longford, at the very core of Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands, a lush and beautiful region, home of poets, painters and patriots, not to mention Pot Still Whiskey. A three storey house dating from 1806 will house the Visitor Experience, but in the meantime the Clancy siblings are delighted to show guests around their micro distillery, and share a few samples of their products.

They run an independent, quality-focussed, niche distillery making Single Pot Still and Single Malt Irish Whiskey, as well as a range of other spirits (Gin, Póitin, Fruit Spirits and Liqueurs). This is a long-term project for the Clancys, to create the finest, most highly regarded Irish spirits and send them out, from their hometown, to be shared among spirits enthusiasts across the world.

SLANE CASTLE DISTILLERY

An unfolding story as unique as their smooth and flavourful, triple-casked whiskey, Slane Distillery is housed within the 250-year-old stables of the iconic Slane Castle estate. The new distillery pays homage to the resilient nature of their heritage and the surrounding lands that they call home.

The fabrics of the Conyngham family tapestry are carefully woven through an interactive and immersive tour of our state of the art working distillery. Finish the tour in the best way possible, with a taste of our signature triple casked blend, Slane Irish Whiskey.

slane exterior with slane whiskey bottle and glass

RADEMON ESTATE DISTILLERY

Situated within an historic 500-acre Estate, and was founded in 2012 by Fiona and David Boyd-Armstrong. Their aim was to create an independent distillery using the natural wealth of botanicals foraged from the grounds of the Estate, and pure spring water drawn from the on-site well. Their vision quickly became reality as Shortcross Gin became Ireland’s most awarded gin.

Alongside gin production, the distillery has been working since 2015 on their first new make whiskey, and have just recently been bottled. The flagship Shortcross range of Irish whiskies are crafted using only spirit produced onsite, avoiding sourcing spirit from elsewhere. It is this authenticity, patience and careful attention to quality and flavour that makes them extremely excited to share their Irish whiskey with you on tour.

OLD BUSHMILLS DISTILLERY

Opened in 1608, this is the oldest licensed distillery in the world and exports its whiskey internationally. owned by Casa Cuervo. Bushmills Distillery uses water drawn from Saint Columb’s Rill, which is a tributary of the River Bush. After various periods of closure in its subsequent history, the distillery has been in approximately continuous operation since it was rebuilt after a fire in 1885. Bushmills excels at Malt whiskey, some of which you will sample on tour here.

POWERSCOURT DISTILLERY

Powerscourt Distillery is the home of Fercullen Irish Whiskey. Located in an 18th century Mill House on Powerscourt Estate in Enniskerry, the Powerscourt Distillery is set against a backdrop of the breathtakingly beautiful Wicklow Mountains and The Great Sugarloaf.

This is a fully immersive Irish Whiskey experience as you visit an operating Irish Whiskey distillery and on-site bonded maturation warehouse before sampling some of the award-winning Fercullen Irish Whiskeys in one of the intimate tasting room

BLACKWATER DISTILLERY

Blackwater Distillery is situated on the banks of the Blackwater River, in the village of Ballyduff Upper in beautiful West Waterford. Established in 2014, they craft a range of spirits including award-winning gins, vodka and traditional pot still Irish whisky. Located within a refurbished 1950’s hardware, their new distillery is renowned nationally and internationally for its innovative approach to creating a diverse range of award-winning contemporary Irish spirits.

JAMESON DISTILLERY MIDLETON

Midleton is home to the largest Irish whiskey distillery and all Jameson and Redbreast and Spot family whiskeys are distilled and matured here. On the grounds of the distillery, you will find the ‘Old Midleton Distillery’ which celebrates the story of Jameson whiskey – our biggest selling Irish whiskey. What’s really special about this Jameson attraction , is the lovely ‘behind the scenes’ style tours we can arrange for you here – a must for a Jameson fan!

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