Whiskey is an enjoyable, if complicated business. But where better to learn about the citrus to smokey notes and distillation methods than in the home of some of the world's most famous and finest whiskeys, the Republic of Ireland's vibrant capital city, Dublin.
With dedicated whiskeymuseums, whiskey distilleries still in their historical homesand traditional pubs to while away an evening, this is one of the best places in the world to learn about globally loved Irish Whiskeys. So why not embark on a whiskey tour and embrace the spirit of Dublin!
Here are 10 must try stops on a whiskey tour of Dublin:
Irish Whiskey Museum
Where better to start your whiskey experience than in the heart of the city at the world's first Irish Whiskey Museum with an interactive guided tour and tasting. Then why not put your new found knowledge to the test in a whiskey pub, listed below.
Teeling Whiskey Distillery is the first new distillery in Dublin for over 125 years. Discover the whiskey making process on a guided tour followed by the chance to taste the whiskeys from a new generation of distillers.
Get a taste of olde Dublin in this unusual guided tour with storytellers allowing visitors to touch, taste and smell every step of the distilling process followed by sample three of the signature Pearse Irish Whiskeys.
Pearse Lyons Distillery 121-122 James's Street Dublin 8, IrelandWebsite
Dublin Whiskey Pubs
Where better than to soak up the atmosphere of this vibrant city than in a traditional pub, where new friends and memories are made. Here's a selection of pubs where whisky is taken very seriously.
The Temple Bar
More than just an institution and tourist attraction, this bar still selects blends and bottles their own whiskey as it has done for generations. Start with the signature blend.
Pull up a pew in this traditional Irish pub located in the heart of Dublin's Stoneybatter district, aka the new Williamsburg and soak up the atmosphere in the main bar with a whiskey in hand and tap your feet the dulcit tones of a cheery local band.
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