A private three day trail departing from and returning to Dublin. We visit five working distilleries and a Jameson Brand Home. Lots of essential Ireland sightseeing along the way...



  • Three days fully escorted touring of Ireland’s Ancient East, including counties; Wicklow, Kilkenny, Waterford, Cork and Tipperary.
  • Private Tour for you and your party – changes/tweaks to the agenda are totally possible on request.
  • Executive transportation with experienced driver/guide (+ all his/her expenses – accommodation/meals/parking etc.).
  • Bottled water on board.
  • Overnight in 5***** Kilkenny hotel. Full Irish breakfast on day 2 included.
  • Overnight in 5***** Cork hotel.  Full Irish breakfast on day 3 included.
  • Powerscourt Distillery tour including a very special warehouse visit and tastings of four Fercullen whiskeys; Premium Blend, 10-Year-Old Single Grain, 14-Year-Old Single Malt and 18-Year-Old Single Malt.
  • Tour of Ballykeefe artisan family farm distillery with tastings of their extra dry gin, artisan vodka and poitín.
  • Tour of Royal Oak Distillery with tasting of the Busker family of whiskey; single malt, grain, pot still and blend (or alternatively – the Terroir Tour at Waterford Distillery).
  • Tour and premium tasting at Jameson Distillery Midleton.
  • Tour Tipperary Boutique Distillery with tastings of their Tipperary whiskey range (or alternatively – Tullamore D.E.W. Distillery).
  • Tour Blackwater Distillery with tastings of new-make spirit and a Blackwater Gin & Tonic.
  • All taxes and charges.
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Night 1: Overnight Stay in 5* Kilkenny Hotel
Night 2: Overnight Stay in 5* Cork Hotel
incl. full Irish breakfasts both days.

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1 person (Single Hotel Room | Age 18+): 2,549.00 €
2-5 people (Double Hotel Room): 1,499.00 €
6-7 people (Double Hotel Room): 1,199.00 €
8-11 people (Double Hotel Room): 999.00 €
12-15 people (Double Hotel Room): 829.00 €

Single Hotel Room: +200 EUR per person

Please note: all prices are per person.

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Powerscourt Distillery
Ballykeefe Distillery
Royal Oak Distillery
Waterford Crystal Factory
Jameson Distillery Midleton
Blackwater Distillery
Tipperary Boutique Distillery



Hotel pick up included. Today, with us, you will discover Ireland’s Ancient East. We’re travelling through the lesser beaten tourism track and we’ve two fantastic distillery visits lined up for you today. Our first stop is Powerscourt Distillery where after a quick look at the stunning Powerscourt House & Gardens. We take a guided tour of the plant, visit the onsite maturation warehouse and whiskey tasting which includes Fercullen Premium Blend, 10-Year-Old Single Grain, 14-Year-Old Single Malt and 18-Year-Old Single Malt – the wonderful whiskeys of Powerscourt, made by renowned Master Distillery, Noel Sweeney and his team.

We continue south, visiting a monastic site dating back to the 6th century along the way. Glendalough is steeped in history, which we share with you – it is very relevant, after all, our Irish monks invented whiskey! We’ll suggest a great Glendalough pub where you can pick up some lunch.

Next, we’ll take you on a stunning drive through the Wicklow Mountains towards Kilkenny. Just on the outskirts of Kilkenny you’ll find a wonderful artisan Irish family farm distillery – Ballykeefe Distillery. It is from this area that the first written account of distilling in Ireland comes in 1324. It was written in the Red Book of Ossory. The word ‘whiskey’ is an Anglicisation of the Gaelic phrase ‘uisce beatha’ meaning ‘water of life’. It’s here that you discover the history of Irish whiskey – at its birthplace. You’ll be walked through the farm’s mill house, to the brewhouse, to the copper pot stills and lastly to the warehouse where their whiskey is still sleeping soundly. You’ll also see the on-site bottling plant. You will finally be taken to the tasting rooms, transformed from the horses stable where you’ll sample Ballykeefe’s own gin, vodka, poitín and their new, eagerly awaited Single Pot Still Whiskey!

We’re just a short drive to Kilkenny. Kilkenny is a medieval city in southeast Ireland, arguably the most prominent medieval city in the country. We’ll leave you to explore it at leisure this evening. We’ve booked you at a 5***** hotel on the edge of town. You can transfer into the city to discover the grand Kilkenny Castle which was built in 1195 by Norman occupiers and overlooks the town. The town has deep religious roots and many well-preserved churches and monasteries, including the imposing St. Canice’s Cathedral and the Black Abbey Dominican priory, both from the 13th century. It’s also a crafts hub, with shops along its winding lanes selling pottery, paintings and jewellery – a shopper’s paradise! There’s no shortage of pubs with live music and great restaurants to choose from for dinner.


Enjoy a famous full Irish breakfast in your hotel, at your leisure this morning. We’re starting our visits today at a new distillery built on a very old Irish estate in County Carlow. Royal Oak Distillery is home to The Busker Irish Whiskey. It is the first brand to offer the full complement of the Irish Whiskey story – Single Grain, Single Malt, Single Pot Still and a blend of all three types… all from one distillery. We’ll depart towards the ‘sunny southeast’, travelling not far to Ireland’s oldest city – Waterford.

Waterford is most famous for its hugely successful crystal of course, but it also here that the Vikings first entered Ireland and chose Waterford for their first settlement. Tour the Waterford Crystal factory and browse the retail store, a chance to pick up a new Waterford Crystal decanter maybe! Waterford is our rest stop for lunch also and then we take a 90-minute transit across the county of Waterford to County Cork, finishing today in the town of Midleton in East Cork – a very important town on the Irish whiskey map!

On arrival in Midleton, we head straight for the Jameson Distillery Midleton. Jameson was made in Dublin for 200 years (you can visit the Jameson Distillery Bow St. on our Dublin Whiskey Story day tour) but since 1975, Jameson has been produced down here in Midleton, East Cork. Discover the home of the biggest Irish whiskey in the world, if you enjoy Jameson – you will love this! You will enjoy a very special extended behind the scenes tour here at Jamesons, including a fully guided tour through the distillery buildings, giving you special access to the micro-distillery, cooperage, maturation warehouse A1 and distiller’s cottage.

You will also receive a high-end whiskey tasting along the way, enjoying some of the most premium whiskeys to come out of Ireland, including Midleton Very Rare and Redbreast 12-Year-Old (the world’s best-selling single pot still whiskey). Time for shopping in the Jameson retail store follows and then we will drop you at your 5***** hotel for check in and you can explore the magic of Cork at your leisure tonight.


Full Irish breakfast at your hotel, at your leisure this morning. We’re turning north towards Dublin this morning, passing the village of Dungourney on the way out of Cork. The Dungourney River is the water source for the distillery in Midleton – all Jameson whiskey sold worldwide is made by water from this river. Just 40 minutes away, we have our first visit of the day, to Blackwater Distillery, on the banks of the River Blackwater. Peter, John and the gang operate a micro-distillery at Blackwater, making a delicious small-batch gin and they are resurrecting the original forgotten processes of making Irish whiskey. You will try some of their new-make spirit during the visit along with a very refreshing Blackwater gin & tonic. The distillery is located in the sleepy village of Ballyduff in west Waterford. From here you’ll enjoy lovely scenery as we make our way to County Tipperary – it’s not ‘a long way’ as the song goes, it’s actually only another 40 minute drive from Blackwater.

We’ll let you out in a wonderful little town called Cahir, with its imposing castle. Feel free to wander up to the castle for a visit and enjoy some lunch in one of the town’s fine pubs or cafes. After, we take our last distillery visit of the trail (sad face) as we visit Tipperary Boutique Distillery, just outside Cahir. Here you’ll have a special informal visit to what will be a proper ‘field to glass’ farm distillery with Jennifer (pictured centre below). Jennifer will let you sample some of their own branded whiskeys that reflect the style of spirit they will shortly make. Sit back and relax on board. And in 2 short hours, we’ll have you back in downtown Dublin.

Irish Whiskey Tour

A gracious and informed host. Couldn’t have been better! John is well-connected, and knows the area and the people. We visited an interesting mix of old and new distilleries. He was an informative and knowledgeable host. Highly recommended.
Simon D




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