New DoDublin Whiskey Tour Kicks Off This Weekend
Dublin ticks all the boxes for a city break – whether you’re interested in the history of the city, or its art and literature, there are options aplenty at the city’s National Museums, National Gallery, and other attractions. For those looking to go out and see the city’s nightlife, the city is bustling with cafés and world-famous pubs. Or perhaps you’ll want to visit one of the world’s most famous tourist attractions – the Guinness Storehouse.
Another area is becoming increasingly popular for visitors to Dublin. Quietly growing in popularity is Dublin’s whiskey scene. Until recently, Jameson Distillery was one of the only whiskey attractions in the city. In 2015, Teeling Whiskey Distillery opened its doors in the Liberties right in the heart of the city, followed most recently by Pearse Lyons Whiskey Distillery – which opened its doors to the public in late 2017.
Dublin has a rich history in whiskey making going back to around 1400 (That’s almost 100 years before Scotland became known for whiskey making you know!). Although not widely known, Ireland (and indeed Dublin) led the way in the world whiskey market until a perfect storm led to its demise – the introduction of prohibition in the US, the Irish Civil War, and probably most significantly, Irish whiskey producers’ reluctance to take advantage of the invention of the column still, an invention adopted willingly by Scottish whisky producers.
Now, Dublin has world class whiskey distilleries both in the city, and on its doorstep, with plans to further develop the whiskey industry in the famous Liberties, which once housed some of the most famous names in whiskey.
In February 2018, Dubliners and visitors to the city can experience the very best of Dublin and its whiskey on a brand new DoDublin Whiskey Trail, with DoDublin, TheTaste.ie, Teeling Whiskey Distillery, and Jameson Distillery Bow Street.
Beginning in the heart of Dublin City at St. Stephen’s Green, guests will be transported to Teeling Whiskey Distillery for a special tasting and seasonal cocktail. Following that, the trail continues to Jameson Distillery for a tour of the flagship Bow St experience.
The perfect mix – guests will learn, taste, and have great craic along the way with some of the best whiskey guides in Dublin, and Fáilte Ireland tour guides on-board the bus tour.
The DoDublin Whiskey Trail runs every Saturday in February, beginning at 2pm. Tickets are available from http://thetaste.ie/wp/dublin-bus-tours/
DODUBLIN CREATE THE PERFECT MIX WITH THETASTE.IE AND TWO WORLD-CLASS WHISKEY ATTRACTIONS: TEELING WHISKEY DISTILLERY, AND JAMESON DISTILLERY BOW ST.