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Connacht Whiskey Company

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Birthday visit

I arranged this visit as part of my husband birthday celebrations - he loves whiskey so I figured... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
sharlagreenway
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Westport, Ireland
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Superb Experience!!!

Spent an interesting afternoon here today with the wonderful lindsey as our tour guide. She was... read more

Reviewed 22 November 2018
25maria86
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We are an independently owned craft Irish whiskey distillery located in the town of Ballina, County Mayo Ireland. Situated in a beautiful setting across from the River Moy, the distillery offers guided tours, tastings, and a gift shop. You will...more
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| Belleek, Ballina, Ireland
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+353 96 74902
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All reviews great afternoon tasting session great tour our tour guide whole process interesting afternoon well worth a visit spend an afternoon best wishes recent visit american visitors great taste cosy bar small batch keeping an eye answered all our questions these guys
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I arranged this visit as part of my husband birthday celebrations - he loves whiskey so I figured he would enjoy this. Our guide Lindsey was really good, we were the only two on the tour but she gave us a great insight into the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 22 November 2018 via mobile

Spent an interesting afternoon here today with the wonderful lindsey as our tour guide. She was very informative, knowledgeable and passionate. I was surprised by the size of distillery, having originally thought it might be much bigger nevertheless it did not disappoint. The tasting was...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 25maria86
Lyndsey H, Front Office Manager at Connacht Whiskey Company, responded to this reviewResponded 27 November 2018

Hi Maria G, Thank you very much for taking the time to write about your visit with us. It was a pleasure to show you around the distillery and chat about the whiskey, gin and vodka trends! Thanks for the well wishes and the high...More

Reviewed 20 November 2018 via mobile

Went there when touring Ireland and it was an awesome experience! Very friendly staff and the tour was really personable. Would def tour again as I hope to take others there on my next tripMore

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank James T
Lyndsey H, Guest Relations Manager at Connacht Whiskey Company, responded to this reviewResponded 21 November 2018

Hi James T, Thanks so much for taking the time to leave a review of your experience at our distillery. It was a pleasure to welcome you both, I'm delighted you enjoyed it! We would love to welcome you back again on your next visit....More

Reviewed 30 October 2018 via mobile

Brought my friend there for his 30th birthday. My first time ever at a distillery, and it was interesting. Bridget was both an excellent host and great entertainer. Bar is superb and the drinks were great.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Danielle B
Lyndsey H, Front Office Manager at Connacht Whiskey Company, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2018

Hi Danielle B, Thanks so much for leaving a review of your expwerience with us! I am delighted you and your friend enjoyed your visit, I will let Bridget know it was "alright, alright, alright" ;) All the best, Lyndsey

Reviewed 13 October 2018

Had a rainy day, so decided to take the tour at Connacht after visiting Belleek Castle. Great tour! Our tour guide, Lyndsey, was very knowledgeable and friendly and gave a ton of information about the Distillery itself, as well as the distilling process. The tasting...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Rumdoodles
Lyndsey H, Front Office Manager at Connacht Whiskey Company, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2018

Hello Rumdoodles, Thanks very much for taking time out to write a review of your visit with us. I am so glad you enjoyed the experience and found the tour interesting and the tasting fun! We always try to make it enjoyable for everyone who...More

Reviewed 10 October 2018

10 euro each for the tour, had the tour you go into one room and the girl explains all about the process. Not a lot to see. What really upset me was charging our American guests 3.50 each for a promotional pen. (Remember they just...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Harry F
Lyndsey H, Front Office Manager at Connacht Whiskey Company, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2018

Hello Harry F, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review of your experience. I am disappointed that you believe the tour was not value for money. Our visitor experience is unique in that we have our production floor set up at a...More

Reviewed 5 October 2018 via mobile

Really enjoyed the tour and tasting experience when we stayed in Ballina. Bridget was a great host and made the experience for us! Would recommend to anyone!

Date of experience: October 2018
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Lyndsey H, Front Office Manager at Connacht Whiskey Company, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2018

Hello Philip K, Thank you very much for your lovely review! Bridget is fantastic at telling our Connacht Whiskey story so i will be sure to pass on your conpliments. Thanks again for taking the time to leave a review! Lyndsey

Reviewed 1 October 2018

Very interesting tour of distillery, very informative, delivered in a friendly manner. Overall, a very enjoyable experience.More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Susan N
Lyndsey H, Front Office Manager at Connacht Whiskey Company, responded to this reviewResponded 2 October 2018

Hello Susan N, Thanks for leaving such a positive review, we really appreciate it! I am so happy you had such an enjoyable time with us and that you found the tour interesting, we try to make it as informative and fun as possible! Regards,...More

Reviewed 28 September 2018 via mobile

Great way to spend an afternoon if you are around Ballina. We thoroughly enjoyed the experience from tour to tasting. Learning about all the different spirits being made here (whiskey, poitin, vodka and gin) was really interesting and our guide Bridget couldn’t have been better!...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank 285shane89
Lyndsey H, Front Office Manager at Connacht Whiskey Company, responded to this reviewResponded 2 October 2018

Hello 285shane89, Thank you for leaving a review of your time spent at the distillery. Bridget will be delighted with your kind words, she is our tour guide queen! You are welcome back any time, I hope you were able to kick back and enjoy...More

Reviewed 25 September 2018 via mobile

We came for a visit on Saturday 22nd September. The tour was fantastic. The staff are so friendly and lots of information on the products too. Lots of tasting and lots of fun. Would without a doubt recommend to family and friends. Thank you for...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank kilcross22
Lyndsey H, Front Office Manager at Connacht Whiskey Company, responded to this reviewResponded 28 September 2018

Hello Kilcross22, WOW! Thank you for describing your visit with us as the best tour ever! Such a huge compliment for us, we always work hard to make sure our guests enjoy a well informed tour and a fun tasting session. We really appreciate such...More

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kazerella
3 April 2018|
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Response from Heather B | Reviewed this property |
The prices are on their website, as you have to pre-book tours.
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Caroline E
24 August 2017|
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Response from Lyndsey H | Property representative |
Hi Caroline, Thanks for interest in Connacht Whiskey. The tour lasts approximately an hour and a half. We have tours Monday to Saturday 12.30 and 15.30. We are open some Sundays depending on season. Booking is advisable... More
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