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Dublin Irish Whiskey Museum and Gallery Guided Tour with Tasting
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Dublin Irish Whiskey Museum and Gallery Guided Tour with Tasting

By Irish Whiskey Museum
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Visit the Irish Whiskey Museum in Dublin for a guided introduction to the country’s iconic spirit. You’ll learn the history of Irish whiskey, discover how it’s changed over time, then finish with a personalized tasting in the museum’s whiskey bar. With the option to book an introductory or premium tasting, this tour can be tailored to you, whether you’re a longtime aficionado or tasting whiskey for the first time.
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Ages 0-99, max of 10 per group
Duration: 1h
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Highlights
  • Guided tour of the Irish Whiskey Museum makes history vivid
  • See exhibits featuring the history of Irish whiskey
  • Expert-led tasting includes hand-picked samples of whiskey
  • Upgrade to a premium tasting for top quality whiskey and a souvenir

  • Guided tour
  • Tutored whiskey tasting
  • Aged/Premium whiskey tasting (if option selected)
  • Irish Whiskey Museum tasting glass souvenir (if option selected)
  • Tour of 4 unique rooms depicting the history of Irish whiskey


Start:
  • Irish Whiskey Museum, 119 Grafton Street, Dublin, D02 E620, Ireland
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Pushchair accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 6710WHISKEY

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Most travellers can participate
    • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

    If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 6710WHISKEY

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    • Irish Whiskey Museum
      11,698
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    • deborahcJ9174OA
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Lydia is awesome
      Lydia made the whole experience! She is fabulous and funny. We really enjoyed it. Must do if your in Ireland!!!! We learned a lot and live our little glasses
      Written 8 June 2024
    • Isaac W
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Stuart
      Stuart gave us all an amazing tour full of charisma, humour and showmanship. Highly recommend to anyone who is visiting Dublin (and likes whiskey)
      Written 29 May 2024
    • 353mauraf
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Fun coffee experience
      Matt was very knowledgeable and made our experience a fun one. He also gave us wonderful restaurant options! Highly recommend this experience
      Written 25 April 2024
    • liutaurasm2024
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Best
      The guid was very interesting, very funny, it wasn’t boring to listen to Tienar at all, very fun would do it again. Good stuff.
      Written 17 March 2024
    • remytheminidoxy
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Whiskey and whimsy
      This tour was so fun and informative. We did the blending experience and I highly recommend this for anyone who is looking to do something fun in Dublin. Our guide Darach was entertaining and informative. It was fun to learn about Irish history and whiskey together. I'm not a big whiskey drinker but I enjoyed trying a few types of Irish whiskey, it was cool to see how different each one is! It was great how we got to take home our own blend as well! I highly recommend!
      Written 14 March 2024
    • carobK6188KD
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Really enjoyed the Irish coffee master class by Tiernan
      Really recommend this experience, especially given by Tiernan! Besides teaching master classes, he could present a comedy show. Amazing guy!
      Written 10 March 2024
    • 1978jcm
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Whiskey Museum Experience
      We had a great experience learning about Irish whiskey. Collum led us through the history, production, distillation, and blending of whiskey. I would highly recommend this tour.
      Written 7 March 2024
    • Y441YNashleyj
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great Experience
      Good learning experience if you want a brief overview of the Irish whiskey industry in Ireland. Tiernan was a great 'spirit guide,' both funny and friendly!
      Written 5 March 2024
    • PAM141007
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great tour and tasting
      A great tour with Matt, who was both informative and amusing! And a range of whiskeys to taste as well as the souvenir glass we got with the more expensive tour.
      Written 25 February 2024
    • aaron l
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Matthew..Self aware, funny good. Experience.
      The tour fella. Matthew. Makes the experience what it is. Very funny and very self aware. Everyone just kinda waiting round to taste some whiskey let’s be honest but he was such a funny fella. Not so much a tour but an experience. Would recommend. Good way to kill an hour.
      Written 15 February 2024
    • I5900XFelliec
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      100% recommend
      Would highly recommend if you’re looking for a friendly chill activity with some Irish whiskey history. Tiernan was a wonderful host, combining knowledge with humour! Thoroughly enjoyed our time!
      Written 11 February 2024
    • ninjakaninen
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Fun and engaging
      Andrew was charm itself and we definitely recommend the tour to anyone who is curious about history - it’s a fun and fascinating experience. At the tasting we received recommendations for types and brands of whiskey, depending on what we liked.
      Written 5 February 2024
    • CLC_371
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Fun and interactive tour
      I think the Irish Whiskey Museum is generally overshadowed by the Gusiness Storehouse as the alcohol experience to try in Dublin, however I would definitely recommend the Irish Whiskey Museum to experience if you have time. Our guide was informative and enthusiastic and it was interesting learning about the history of whiskey in Ireland and how it is made. The tour is quite small - if you have been to the Scotch Whisky Experience in Edinburgh the Dublin tour is on a much smaller scale, however the intimcacy (there was around 12 of us altogether) gave a more interactive tour. We went for the 'classic' experience sampling three whiskies which was fine for us (the premium experience had a fourth sample plus a souvenir shot glass). When you are tasting the whiskies at the end there is the option to try them neat, with a drop of water or to have it as a mixer with water. The spout fell off the water jug and spilt on my coat and even though I wasn't annoyed as it was only water our guide was so apologetic he gave my group all shot glasses for free to take home which was really kind! If you have a spare hour or so whilst you're visting Dublin I would recommend this experience.
      Written 3 February 2024
    • nathalielZ1427SX
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Don’t miss this one!
      Our tour guide, Paul, made this such a fun experience! He was funny, knowledgeable, helpful and kept us on our toes. I didn’t think it would be so interesting but we had a blast. Definitely recommend doing this. You’ll miss out otherwise!
      Written 3 February 2024
    • K3141HIpetrar
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great location, great tour
      It was a great experience, thank you Andrew.:) The one hour tour just flew by. With our ticket we got to taste 4 different whiskeys and also received a cup, which is perfect as a souvenir.
      Written 1 February 2024
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    Michael Baker
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Feb 2020 • Solo
    Having made a last minute decision to take the tour I had no idea what I was going in to. I was in the early morning slot and arrived when the museum opened. All the staff were lovely and welcoming and even allowed me to smell some whiskey and tell me all about them at the bar while I decided what I could have for 10:30am (could not serve earlier than that).
    The tour guide, Paddy, was energetic and engaging despite only having myself and another young lass on the tour and was interesting and easy to understand. I actually came away having learnt a lot about the history of Whiskey!
    The tasters at the end are well worth the extra price and Paddy was well knowledged and able to elaborate on all the different kinds of whiskey we were sampling.
    All in all a throughly enjoyable morning and would definitely do it again when I return to Dublin with friends.
    Written 1 March 2020
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    Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a lovely 5* review of the museum . Its great to receive such positive feedback. We have such a strong focus on customer service and the guides and staff have extensive whiskey knowledge that they love to share. We would be delighted to have you back again with your friends. Slainte 🥃☘
    Written 6 March 2020
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    Courtney Pitcher
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Feb 2020 • Friends
    Absolutely amazing experience.
    On my holiday to Dublin, I went to every whiskey attraction avaliable. this had to be the best one in my opinion.
    It's a guided tour where you're in a small group and lead into various rooms, to be told about whiskey and all its history. It goes into a lot of depth on information such as how various different types of whiskey is made, why the methods are named that way and why certain brands or whiskey done better than others. Then at the end, you get to taste and compare some whiskey. I went for the premium ticket, which for a whole €3 extra, I got 4 whiskey tasters, rather than the standard 3, plus a really cool little glass to take home, in a box. Definitely worth it.
    My tour guide was Mark, who was the best tour guide I had thoughout all the attractions I visited during my 5 days in Dublin. Had a great personality. perfect mix of humour and being able to professionally carry accros the information clearly, for everyone to hear. He was also more than happy to answer any question thrown at him and delivered everything he said with great passion in his voice.
    Would seriously recommend a visit here, whether you like the taste of whiskey or not.
    Written 18 February 2020
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    Wow, thank you so much for taking the time and leaving such an amazing 5* review. We are absolutely thrilled that we came out on top of your visitor attractions in Dublin and really appreciate such positive feedback. We have a very strong focus on customer satisfaction. Our guides and staff are extremely well educated on all Irish whiskey and enjoy nothing more than passing on their extensive whiskey knowledge and history and I am delighted that you got to experience this with Mark. Call back and see us anytime your in Dublin! Thanks again agus Slainte 🥃
    Written 19 February 2020
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    Natalie
    12 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jan 2020 • Couples
    We hadn't heard of the whiskey museum until we were on a bus tour and they mentioned it so opted for the early bird premium tour which was cheaper than the regular tour.
    Our guide Mark was friendly, funny and informative giving us information on how to enjoy the whiskeys better,but all the staff were friendly and helpful. We had 4 whiskeys and I was able to find one I enjoyed as I didn't see myself as a whiskey drinker beforehand.
    Written 26 January 2020
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    Whiskey fan or not, thanks for coming to visit us and taking the time to leave us a 5* review 👍I am delighted that you enjoyed your Premium Whiskey experience with Mark. The staff here are very customer focused and enjoy sharing all their Whiskey knowledge. We offer recommendations and tastings in our bar daily so pop back and see us anytime Slainte 🥃
    Written 27 January 2020
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    Robert T
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Feb 2020 • Couples
    We walked by the Irish whiskey museum and stoped in to see what it was about. Turns out it’s a great place to go if you want to have a fun time and learn a thing or two about the history of whiskey. Laura H was a great tour guide, was very knowledgeable and was a great part of the experience I would highly recommend if you get a chance to go DO IT
    Written 29 February 2020
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    Thank you so much Robert for stopping into see us ad leaving your 5* review of the museum and the faboulous Laura H 👌 We are delighted that you really enjoyed your experience with us and appreciate you recommending us. Call back and see us anytime Slainte 🥃
    Written 6 March 2020
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    Courtney S
    Cedar Rapids, IA17 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jan 2020
    My friend and I (neither who are big whiskey drinkers) had a great time at the Irish Whiskey Museum. We opted for the premium tour, which included an additional whiskey to try and a souvenir glass - a good value. Our tour guide, Mark, was informative and funny. He told a lot of interesting facts about the history of whiskey in Ireland, how it was made and its relation to poitin. I think he did a nice job of describing the whiskeys during the tasting as well! I would definitely suggest a visit to the Museum - whiskey drinker or not.
    Written 28 January 2020
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    Whiskey fan or not , thank you very much Courtney for coming to visit us at the Irish Whiskey Museum and leaving us your review. We pride ourselves on 5* customer service and we are extremely happy to hear you got to experience this with Mark. Pop in and see us anytime your in Dublin or if ever you would like Whiskey recommendations our bar is open daily and we are more than happy to assist!! Slainte 🥃
    Written 30 January 2020
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    David O
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jan 2020 • Couples
    Looking for an experience that's different from the typical Brewery/Distillery tour? This is a great spot to check out.

    Our group guide, Eoin, made the history of whiskey interesting and fun. The museum experience took us through three rooms designed to immerse us in three different periods in the history of whiskey: from its origins, through the early politics of its manufacturing, and into the modern era.

    A whiskey flight awaited us in a final tasting room. There, Eoin helped highlight some of the differences in their tasting notes and recommended other whiskeys based on our preferences. (There's ticket options for 3 tasting whiskeys, another for 4 tasting whiskeys, and a cheaper, non-drinking ticket for those who can't/do not wish to taste.)

    Overall, it was a great time. In addition to a bar area where you can pass the time waiting for your group to head upstairs, they also have a wonderful gift shop full of tasting packs, full bottles of whiskey, glassware, apparel, and more. The Irish Whiskey Museum is well worth a visit- educational and fun for everyone!
    Written 15 February 2020
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    Thank you so much coming to visit us and for leaving such a detailed review of the museum and the staff 👌 We are a small independent company with a love for all things Irish Whiskey and its history. We have very customer focused staff who have extensive Whiskey knowledge. We pride ourselves on customer satisfaction and are delighted that you got to experience this with us. Call back anytime for a tasting or recommendation! Slainte 🥃
    Written 18 February 2020
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    David W
    3 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mar 2020
    Tony our guide was excellent with his information and guide round and we learnt a lot but whole experience felt rushed to ensure there was no back log for next group.

    Our guide had to throw at us a lot of information in quite a short space of time and didn't feel like we had a chance to take it all in before moving on to the next bit.

    We also felt there was more to see when booking the experience such as equipment, memorabilia etc but there wasn't much to see.

    Just felt the museum were trying to get as many people in as possible in a day which in turn rushed the experience.

    Would still recommend visiting but don't believe we will go back for a second visit
    Written 11 March 2020
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    STMBW
    94 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Feb 2020
    Having been to alcoholic based tours before, we thought this would be ok to pass the time. We were so wrong!

    We paid for the premium tour which includes an extra tasting and souvenir whiskey glass...well worth paying the extra 3 euros for.

    The highlight of our trip was our tour guide Fionn. He was so funny, kept us engaged and had a wealth of knowledge about Irish whiskey.

    We thoroughly recommend this tour over specific distillery ones as this tour gives you knowledge on the history of Irish whiskey as a whole and is not biased to any particular brand.
    Written 28 February 2020
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    Wow, thank you so much for taking the time and leaving such an amazing 5* review. We are absolutely thrilled that we came out on top of your visitor attractions and really appreciate such positive feedback. We have a very strong focus on customer satisfaction. Our guides and staff are extremely well educated on all Irish whiskey and enjoy nothing more than passing on their extensive whiskey knowledge and history and I am delighted that you got to experience this with Fionn. Call back and see us anytime your in Dublin! Thanks again agus Slainte 🥃
    Written 4 March 2020
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    annette588
    Rio de Janeiro, RJ2 contributions
    1.0 of 5 bubbles
    Feb 2020 • Couples
    We took a tour without tasting at the Irish Museum of Whiskey in Dublin. This is NOT a tour. An overcrowded group (no seats for all) strolls trough three rooms but we could rather be sitting in a lecture theater or whatever: only a few naive pictures are shown, you don’t get to see any distillery or what so ever. A prepotent guide speaks quickly with a terrible Irish accent although he already knows this is a frequent complaint (I am perfectly fluent in English, please don’t reply there are tours in other languages!) and was rude with a couple who “dared” make a parallel comment between themselves in a perfectly reasonable whisper tone. After a 45 uninteresting monologue, the ”tour” is finished. Don’t waste your money or time!
    Written 14 February 2020
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    We are very disappointed to receive a one star review and feel it doesn't properly reflect what we have to offer at the museum. We are not a distillery.Our tours are guide led and we tell the amazing story of Irish Whiskeys historic journey, from its rise and fall and rise again to the world class recognition its enjoying to-day . We have a very strong focus on customer satisfaction and give everyone who visits us a very warm welcome and are consistently rated 5 star. I'm sorry that this is not what you experienced.
    Written 20 February 2020
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    Michael M
    Los Alamitos, CA18 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Feb 2020 • Solo
    This was a very well thought out and put together tour. The museum did an amazing job putting together various rooms to show case different times in the history of whiskey. Our guide Andrew was incredibly knowledgeable as well as hilarious. I highly recommend this tour if you want to learn the history of Irish whiskey as well as drinking some great whiskey!
    Written 3 February 2020
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    Thank you Michael for coming to visit us and taking the time to leave your review 👍 We have very customer focused and knowledgeable tour guides and staff. We are the authority on Irish Whiskey and therefore educated on all and not just particular brands. Andrew will also be delighted with the feedback . call back and see us anytime !! Slainte 🥃
    Written 6 February 2020
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