The Irish Whiskey Museum tells visitors all about the its history. Like how distillation was discovered… when equipment used to make perfume were introduced to the Irish, they used it to make drinking alcohol instead since they weren’t so interested in perfume. They preferred getting drunk, haha. A lot of fun facts are given by a tour guide who leads guests into multiple rooms and shows them different clips about Irish Whiskeys’ history.
My tour guide was very animated, so I consider him an actor. He would have dialogue with characters within the mini films shown; it was very entertaining. The difficult part is the Irish accent takes some time to digest.
At the end of the tour, there is a tasting of three Irish whiskeys for standard tickets. For a few extra euros guests can taste a premium Irish whiskey. Here they are listed below:
- Powers Gold Label
- Teeling Small Batch
- Irishman Founder’s Reserve
- Knappogne Castle Single Malt 12 Yr. (Premium)
Cost: €15 adults, €13 Students and Senior. Add €3 for a premium whiskey tasting and get a mini tasting glass for free.