The Festival of Irish Whiskey gets underway today.
Billed as ‘a celebration of the culture and rich heritage of Irish Whiskey’, the idea is to offer visitors a chance to explore the places, meet the people and experience the processes behind the making of Irish whiskey.
It all kicks off today (Thursday) and wraps up on Sunday with around 40 events happening right across the country.
This weekend you can avail of free or (at least) discounted tours, open days, tasting events, cooperage demonstrations and more.
Here’s the full list of what’s happening and where or check IrishWhiskey360.com for all the details.
Festival of Irish Whiskey Events Guide
|10th October||Dublin Distilleries on your Doorstep||Arthur’s Bar, Dublin|
|10th October||Slane Irish Whiskey at the Kilkenny Whiskey Guild||Bridie’s Bar, Kilkenny|
|10th October||Lambay & Walsh Whiskey tasting evening||The Stag’s Head, Dublin|
|10th October||Guided Tour and Tasting Masterclass in Powerscourt Distillery||Powerscourt Distillery|
|10th October||An evening with Bushmills Irish Whiskey: An in-depth look at Bushmills 21-Year-Old Single Malt||Brooks Hotel, Dublin|
|10th – 11th October||Hidden Dublin Whiskey Tasting Tour||Dublin City|
|10-13th October||Jameson Experience tours: two-for-one promotion||Jameson Experiences Bow Street and Midleton|
|10th – 13th October||Discounted tours of Tullamore D.E.W. Visitor Centre||Tullamore D.E.W. Visitor Centre|
|10th – 13th October||Artisan Tours of Kilbeggan Distillery||Kilbeggan Distillery|
|10th – 13th October||Free tours of Dublin Liberties Distillery||Dublin Liberties Distillery|
|11th October||Tullamore D.E.W food pairing & storytelling evening||Tullamore D.E.W. Visitor Centre|
|11th October||Skellig Six18 Irish whiskey tasting class||Fertha Whiskey Bar, Cahersiveen|
|11th October||Clonakilty Irish Whiskey Food Pairing||Celtic Ross Hotel, Rosscarbery,|
|11th October||Dublin Whiskey Story – Whiskey Island||Dublin City|
|11th October||Connacht Whiskey Company – Poitín Storytelling evening (free)||Ballina Town|
|11th October||Irish Whiskey, Beer and Bacon at Pearse Lyons Distillery||Pearse Lyons Distillery|
|11th October||Four Corners of Ireland: Whiskey & Cheese Pairing||Irish Whiskey Museum, Dublin|
|11th October||Exclusive tour of Slane Distillery with Tom McGimsey||Slane Distillery|
|12th October||Spirit of Dublin Food Fair||Teeling Whiskey Distillery|
|12th October||Meet the Maker: Live Cooperage Demonstration at Pearse Lyons Distillery||Pearse Lyons Distillery|
|12th October||Powerscourt Irish whiskey tasting and food pairing||Powerscourt Distillery|
|12th October||Free tours of Connacht Whiskey Distillery||Connacht Whiskey Distillery|
|12th October||Paddy Irish Coffee Masterclass (proceeds to charity)||The Palace Bar, Dublin|
|12th October||Athlone Whiskey Walking Tour||Athlone|
|12th October||Echlinville Distillery ‘Tour & Tipple’ special tours||The Echlinville Distillery|
|12th October||‘Dunville’s – Past, Present & Future’ masterclass||The Echlinville Distillery|
|12th -13th October||Free tours of Dingle Distillery||Dingle Distillery|
|12th -13th October||Free tours of Royal Oak Distillery||Royal Oak Distillery|
|13th October||Clonakilty Distillery Open Day||Clonakilty Distillery|
|13th October||Afternoon tea at Pearse Lyons Distillery||Pearse Lyons Distillery|
|13th October||Tour of Slane Distillery hosted by Alex Conyngham||Slane Distillery|
|13th October||Dublin Distillery Trail – Whiskey Island||Dublin City|
|11th & 13th October||Premium Whiskey & Food Experience – Dublin Whiskey Tours – Discounted when quoting||Dingle Whiskey Bar, Dublin|
|10th, 12th & 13th October||Deluxe Whiskey & Food Experience – Dublin Whiskey Tours – Discounted when quoting IW360||Dingle Whiskey Bar, Dublin|