Whiskey Distillery Tours in Ireland 2018

Top Whiskey Distillery Tours and Tastings in Ireland

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Car Rental Ireland is an Irish owned company, based in Dublin City offering luxury car rentals in Ireland. These Luxury car hires can be made through our online booking service. We provide informational guides on Irish destinations, activites and, attractions for your holiday planning & resources.

Whether you are traveling from Dublin Airport, Kerry Airport, Shannon Airport, Dublin City or any Irish destination if you over 18 years of age and a whiskey lover, Ireland is the perfect place for you. Ireland have been working hardto master Whiskey Distilling.

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Narrowing down all exciting distilleries around Ireland into a short list seemed impossible. But here you have it, Car Rental Ireland's top Whiskey Distilleries in Ireland.

The word "whiskey" is an Anglicisation of the first word in the Gaelic phrase, uisce beatha, meaning "water of life". If there is one thing the Irish do well its Whiskey. Ireland is renowned around the word for its wonderful whiskey making skills.


Old Jameson Distillery

Jameson believe few things go together better than whiskey and a good story. So in their Bow St. Experience they bring the story of Jameson’s rich heritage to life in an immersive, 40-minute tasting tour of the home of Ireland’s best-selling Irish whiskey.

Dingle Distillery

Dingle Distillery is an Irish whiskey distillery established in 2012 and billing itself as an 'artisan' distillery. The first whiskeys distilled and matured at the distillery were released in late 2016. The distillery is located in a converted sawmill in Milltown on the outskirts of Dingle, in a Gaeltacht (Irish-speaking region) in the southwest of Ireland.

Teelings Distillery

The Teeling Whiskey Distillery is Dublin’s newest destination for whiskey fans and for anyone with an interest in Dublin’s long association with Irish whiskey. Located in the heart of Dublin City Centre, in the historic Liberties, the Teeling Whiskey Distillery is the only operational distillery in the city and home to the Spirit of Dublin.

Irish Whiskey Museum

The Irish Whiskey Museum is an interactive, ultra-modern tour offering customers an experience unlike any other in Dublin! Journey back through time and discover the intriguing tale of Irish whiskey, its unique origins, its rise to glory, dramatic fall and current revival in this fantastic museum.

Jameson Experience Midleton, County Cork

The original distillery that is now the Jameson Experience Midleton, dates back to the 1820s and the beautifully restored machinery will take you through a step-by-step breakdown of the ancient production process. Jameson is produced in the new Midleton Distillery next door is one of the largest distilleries in the world.

Kilbeggan Distillery Experience, Kilbeggan, County Westmeath

This small pot still distillery has a licence dating back to 1757, a copy of which is now proudly on display. It ceased distilling in 1957 but fired up new stills again in 2007. Once you step inside you will see that the distillery has kept its ancient traditions: the creaking timber water wheel and giant steam engine are blasts from the 19th century.

Tullamore Dew Visitor Centre, County Offaly

Built to meet a massive increase in global demand, the €35million Tullamore Dew Distillery is a state-of-the-art distillery. The excellent visitor centre here stands within a bonded 19th century warehouse, and brings you through the entire process from the birth of the brand, to the final tasting.

The Tasting Tour

So, you’ve discovered all about Irish whiskey, now it’s time to try it in the wonderfully quaint pubs and bars of Ireland. There are great little whiskey pubs all over Ireland.

Palace Bar, Fleet Street, Dublin

Established in 1823, the Palace is one of Dublin’s great literary pubs with a Victorian interior and whiskeys such as Tyrconnell 18-year-old single malt.

Dick Mack’s, Dingle

Nothing beats Dick Mack’s on a quiet afternoon. This perfectly quaint little pub is really unique. Take a seat, sit back and enjoy the surroundings, and a delightfully aged whiskey.

37 Dawson Street, Dublin

County Louth, sometimes called Baltray, has hosted both National and International events at the amateur and professional level. The natural beauty of the area combined with the strength of the course led “Golf World” magazine to call the course, “one of the best kept secrets of Irish golf.” The club was formally started at a meeting in October 1892. Just before this, Mr G.H. Pentland, who resided at Blackhall, Drogheda and a Mr Gilroy, a retired banker of Scottish origin had laid out a few holes around the Mornington end of the Bettystown burrows.

Garavans, Galway city

Looking for that authentic experience, well look no further. This little “local” pub is a beautiful old pub with its oak-panelled interior. One of Galways hidden gems, with over 125 whiskeys available.

Duke of York, Belfast:

Burrowed down a cobble stone alleyway, this historic pub is simply gorgeous, with an esteemed selection of whiskeys to choose from.

As these spectacular Distilleries, Bars and Pubs are spread across the Country we would highly suggest renting a Car Rental Ireland car to insure you don’t miss any of these authentic spots.

If you want to keep traveling around Ireland, why not take take your rental car and have a look at our other suggested driving routes. If you have any questions regarding car hire, please take a look at our car rental guide. There is so much beauty around Ireland just waiting for you to capture it on your cameras. Don't forget to send in your pictures and review of any of the trips you've taken, we love getting feedback from our customers.

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