Whiskey (with an ‘e’) has been distilled in Ireland since at least the early 14th century so little wonder the island has produced so many great brands.
From Bushmills in County Antrim, where they’ve been distilling the golden elixir for over 400 years, to newcomers like Roe & Co in Dublin or Connacht Whiskey Company in County Mayo, the island of Ireland has a whiskey to suit every palate.
One of the best ways to find your perfect whiskey is on a whiskey trail and there are lots of great options available.
Whiskey Island offers seven different whiskey trails, ranging from one- to three-day experiences that will take you behind the scenes at distilleries old and new and introduce you to the depth and diversity of Irish whiskey.
Three of the trails are centred on Dublin where some of Ireland’s best-known whiskeys such as Teeling and Jameson are made.
Or you can take a trip into the Hidden Heartlands to discover Kilbeggan and Tullamore whiskeys among others.
The Boyne Valley whiskey trail includes a masterclass at Slane Castle Distillery and a tasting of the award-winning Whistler family of whiskeys at Boann Distillery.