The Irish Whiskey Museum and Tasting Experience
You may be surprised when I tell you that up until November 2014, Ireland did not have a museum that celebrated Irish whiskey irrespective of its brand. Irish whiskey has been, and will be again, one of the world’s preferred tipple. From the everyday working man and woman to presidents and world leaders, from rock stars to sports personalities, from your uncle Joe to your granny Janet, this ‘Uisce Beatha’ truly is the water of life.
Phil told you there was ‘Whiskey in the Jar’ while Jim wanted you to show him ‘the way to the next Whiskey Bar’ …
Situated on the renowned Grafton Street with views of Trinity College Dublin, the Irish Whiskey Museum could not have chosen a better location for visitors. A visit here can be the highlight of your Dublin visit, part of a family day out, something different for after work get togethers or a break from shopping, it’s entirely up to you. What’s entirely up to The Irish Whiskey Museum is to provide an educational, interesting and fun experience and that is exactly how I would rate it having visited last week.
As a privately run museum that is independent from all whiskey brands, The Irish Whiskey Museum tells the unbiased history of Irish whiskey through the ages from when it was first introduced to this land by Irish Monks, to when it became world-renowned. From its exporting success to its decline in sales. From its distillery closures to its return to glory and the opening of new distilleries today.
Spread across five uniquely designed rooms, you learn about Irish whiskey’s history, Irish traditions, how it’s made and what sets it apart from whiskey producers elsewhere in the world. Finally (once over 18 years) you taste all you’ve learnt in the specially designed Whiskey Tasting Room.