Whiskey Island - Irish Whiskey Tours & Tastings

Whiskey Island - Irish Whiskey Tours & Tastings

Whiskey Island - Irish Whiskey Tours & Tastings
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Fully escorted whiskey trails and distillery tours, Ireland. At the heart of our tours is whiskey (and in some cases, Irish gin and vodka!) but there's lots of essential Ireland along the way.
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Steve F
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
What an enjoyable tour! John picked us up at our hotel…and, as we made our way to the Guinness Storehouse, and Jameson Distillery tours, he pointed out historic Dublin sites and gave us a bit of the history of Ireland, as well. We would definitely recommend John, and this tour.
Written 3 May 2024
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Dear Steve. Thank you so much Steve for this brilliant review! I really appreciate you taking the time to write this while still on vacation. Thanks again and very best wishes to you both, John
Written 6 May 2024
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Peter D
Richmond, VA7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
We booked this tour with John as part of our wedding party. John was great to work with and he accommodated us as our group grew slightly.

Our tour guide Tiernen on the day of the tour was awesome. Great personality, knowledgeable about whiskey and beer.

The group has an amazing time and we would recommend this tour to everyone.
Written 3 May 2024
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Hi Peter! You're so kind to leave such a great review:) - thank you very much sir. I hope you all had a great time in Ireland at the wedding , and you've lots of happy memories. Thanks for booking this tour with Whiskey Island, great working with you and I have shared the feedback with Tiernan too! All the best, John
Written 6 May 2024
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Jayne H
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
John did an amazing job. He picked us up at our hotel, showed us the highlights of Dublin, then took us to Guiness and Jameson. I would definitely recommend his services.
Written 3 May 2024
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Hi Jayne, thank you so much for writing this fantastic review - I really appreciate it. It was lovely meeting you and I hope you're overall vacation in Ireland was great! Thank you again, John
Written 6 May 2024
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kingdt
Waterdown, Canada28 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
We recently did a 3 day trip with John, starting with a pickup in Dublin, then heading to Kilkenny, then to Cork before making our trip back to Dublin and I can say from the very 1st engagement with John he was a pleasure to deal with. Responsive, professional and obviously very knowledgeable, not only on the Whiskeys but the general areas and then places to stay, eat and drink.
As a group of 3 we have done a number of these tours in Scotland, but 1st time we have visited Ireland but couldn’t recommend John any higher, he planned everything for us, taking onboard our wishes and feedback where it made sense or providing alternatives if it didn’t. As mentioned he’s passionate about Irish Whiskey and has great knowledge on it, but this includes a well put together tour. We enjoyed all of the distilleries we visited and John made it simple for us, having every part of the tour planned and sorted out before we even arrived at the place. He also did a great job of keeping us on a timeline, to be in the right place at the right time.

He also booked and sorted out our hotels for Kilkenny and Cork, and both were fantastic hotels!

Overall, I would recommend visiting some Irish Distilleries, some really good ones out there and I would highly recommend doing it with John he was excellent!
Written 2 May 2024
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Ash H
Oxshott, UK6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
John was brilliant. He took me and 2 friends of a whisky trip to various distilleries over a 3 day period. He was great, arranged everything as asked, to a high standard and was a pleasure to have as our guide. Having done over 10 such trips, usually across Scotland, John was one of the best. We will certainly be using him again when we return to Ireland.
Written 1 May 2024
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Hi Ash - what a great tour it was - it was great fun on the whiskey trail with you and Jeff and Darren. Thanks for this fantastic review, that is really super feedback , delighted to hear I'm rating well against my Scottish counterparts :). Keep in touch Ash, all the best for now. John.
Written 6 May 2024
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Chris W
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Solo
This was my first trip to Ireland - my wife wanted to do some shopping, so I went on a private whiskey tour with John (junior) of Whiskey Island Tours & Tastings. John picked me up from my hotel and pointed out many Dublin land markers and provided a great history lesson during our afternoon together with private tours and tastings at three distilleries (Teeling, Dublin Liberties and Pearse Lyons). John was an excellent host and very knowledgeable in the finer points of Irish Whiskey. I had started to get a cold from the travel and rain earlier in the day - The various whiskeys were the perfect cure - especially the Dubliner Honeycomb Liqueur at the Dublin Liberties Distillery.
Written 20 April 2024
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Dear Chris, thank you so much for this brilliant review. I really enjoyed spending those few hours in Dublin with you, hope the rest of your trip went great! Thanks again Chris, much appreciated. John
Written 22 April 2024
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ANNE O
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
We booked a tour with John for some friends travelling from overseas and they were beyond thrilled with it!
They are hoping to return in the autumn and are already planning their next tour with him!
Written 3 April 2024
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Dear Anne - thank you so much for this great review! It was so nice to meet your friends and thanks so much again for booking them a tour with Whiskey Island! Hope all is well and see you about hopefully! John
Written 23 April 2024
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Gary K
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
What a great way to see the city and visit Jameson and Guinness hassle free. Plus the guides shares nuggets that you won’t hear at the attractions. First class !
Written 3 April 2024
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Hi Gary - what a great review! Thank you so much, great meeting you and hope you enjoyed the rest of your visit! Best wishes, John
Written 23 April 2024
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Neil K
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Business
I was entertaining some colleagues who were in Ireland for our company summit. I know they love whiskey and I wanted them to see a bit of the Irish countryside. I found this tour online and it exceeded expectations! Not only are the visits to the distilleries and bars unique and very different, but John fills in the gaps wonderfully with commentary on the whiskey scene, and Ireland. A great tour from beginning to end.
Written 27 March 2024
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Hi Neil, great to hear from you! Thank you very much for taking the time to write this review. It was great meeting you and hope we won't be strangers! Very best wishes, John
Written 28 March 2024
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gtrgrl288
Stuart, FL55 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
What an amazing way to experience Guinness and Jameson. John who coordinated our excursion, as well as our guide for the day was absolutely amazing to work with. He insured that we had the best experience. We did the tour along with our teenager. she was treated so respectfully, and they went out of their way to ensure that she had a meaningful experience without the alcohol. It was a very personalized tour of both locations. You could obviously do these tours on your own through the companies. But he provided background and information that was not provided by the tour guides. He picked us up at our hotel and gave us a lovely tour into town. At each location there were no lines for us to wait in and we were immediately taken through. He gave us a personalized tour of the Guinness location along with a few little ins and outs, that we never would’ve noticed on our own. The same for the Jamison distillery. he has a true knowledge of Irish history and Irish whiskey history. He also provided us with recommendations for restaurants for dinner during our stay in Ireland. Although you could do these tours through the companies, this is the way to do it. Five star service all the way through. knowledgeable guide, and a truly unique view of the history of Ireland’s distilleries. we wasted no time on parking, lines, and every minute of our tour was filled with knowledge and activities. Highly recommended, even if you have children with you. His inside knowledge of the beer and spirits made the tastings, more meaningful and enjoyable. Worth every penny spent.
Written 21 March 2024
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Hi Sareh, thank you so much again for leaving your detailed and informative reviews (I saw your review on Google too) . I can't thank you enough for spending so much time collating them, that's very kind of you. Hope your last night in Malahide was enjoyable! And I hope you're all getting nicely settled back into life at home. Thanks again , and please give my regards to JP and Alex. Very best wishes, John
Written 28 March 2024
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