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 whiskey museums, whiskey distilleries still in their historical homes and 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.
119 Grafton Street, Dublin 2
Whiskey Distilleries in Dublin
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.
Teeling Whiskey Distillery 13-17 Newmarket Dublin 8
Jameson Irish Whiskey
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Join an immersive, 40-minute tasting tour in the birthplace of whiskey of one of Ireland’s best-loved and globally renowned Irish whiskeys. Finish with a whiskey tasting and roll on to a whiskey pub.
Bow St, Smithfield Village, Dublin 7
Pearse Lyons Distillery
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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, Ireland
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.
The Temple Bar, 47.48 Temple Bar Dublin 2
One of Dublin's best loved Victorian pubs, the Palace is as much about soaking up the atmosphere of times passed as sampling some well kept local whiskeys.
21 Fleet St, Temple Bar, Dublin 2
Wash down some BBQ ribs, pulled pork and brisket with the peaty notes of some of the finest Irish whiskey in this comfortable pub on Wellington Quay.
1 Wellington Quay, Dublin Southside, Dublin, D2
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.
6 Stoneybatter, Arran Quay, Dublin 7
Against the Grain
For a more modern feel try this local pub, also renowned for its well kept selection of local beers and ales, but where the whiskey choice is an equal attraction.
11 Wexford St, Dublin, Dublin City
Dingle Whiskey Bar
Sign up for a whiskey tasting master class in this Dublin outpost of the Dingle Distillery in Kerry and enter a whiskey trail like no other.
4 Nassau St, Dublin Southside, Dublin