The feature Dublin Whiskey Tourism highlights how Ireland has established itself as a bona fide destination for connoisseurs from around the world. Having welcomed just under nine million visitors in 2016, over 700,000 of these enjoyed a whiskey experience while holidaying in Ireland.
Identifying this thirst for knowledge, Dublin Whiskey Tours founder Andrew Rooney established the business to provide a premium experience for visitors and locals alike. Having always had a deep interest in Irish history, he started out working as a researcher and tour guide in Drimnagh Castle in south Dublin, close to where he grew up in Dublin.
“I had worked as a tour guide for five years and wanted a tour that mixed history, literature, music, stories and everything else I love about Ireland,” he explained in the article. “I decided to mix all of the above with our beautiful whiskey. It was a revelatory moment.”
He called on the expert knowledge of Michael Lawlor, Celtic Whiskey Shop and uisce beatha guru Fionnán O’Connor, author of ‘A Glass Apart’, to help him with the tour set-up.
A two-hour tour programme was decided upon consisting of five premium samplings with the option of adding gourmet food tasting and aged statement whiskeys too. Tours began in April of last year.
Having recently celebrated its first year in business, customer feedback has been extremely positive with consistent 5 star TripAdvisor reviews.
“We visit four bars – Dingle Whiskey Bar, Bowes, The Palace Bar and The Rag Trader. Visitors get to hear the history of Irish whiskey, how it’s made and most importantly, to taste our great drams in the special atmosphere of a Dublin pub,” said Rooney.
“Every whiskey in Ireland has a great story and just needs the right person to tell it.”
Dublin Whiskey Tours offers you the perfect introduction to Irish whiskey in the heart of Dublin city. You will get to sample five whiskeys while relaxing in some of the best whiskey bars the city has to offer. We offer a package to suit you – choose from our Whiskey Tasting Tour, Premium Food & Whiskey, and Deluxe Food & Whiskey.
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