Being a tourist in your own city can be so much fun, there’s so much to do and see on your doorstep. This weekend my bf and our moms hit Dublin city for a day of fun. We made our way to the Irish Whiskey Museum located across from the main entrance of Trinity College, in the heart of Dublin City.
We took a step back in time to learn where Uisce Beatha originated from (Ireland – not Scotland lol) and how our sought after distinguished flavoured whiskey spread world wide over the years.
The Monks monastery
The good old fashioned bar
The fully guided historic tour is spread across five different rooms, each room is themed and interactive so you get a real feel for the era that is being discussed.
The tour guide explains the meaning behind a ‘wake’, being ‘blind drunk’ and how the Irish Monks first made whiskey in 700 AD. The first confirmed written record of whisky comes from 1405 in Ireland – yes Ireland not Scotland!
After the history lesson on the rise, fall and rebirth of Irish Whiskey it’s time to sample the water of life! There’s a generous whiskey tasting led by one of the master tasters. You will sample three excellent Irish whiskeys and learn the subtle differences between each and an appreciation of the flavours locked inside. My favourite was Powers whiskey as it was the easiest to drink!
For an extra €3 we upgraded to the VIP package meaning we sampled a fourth whiskey (matured for a minimum of 5 years) and went home with an Irish Whiskey Museum shot glass 🙂
The mammies love an Irish coffee.
My first Irish coffee – delish!
We ended our Irish Whiskey Museum experience in the Coffee shop with a round of hot Irish coffees.
If you’re looking for a fun and informative day out in Dublin the Irish Whiskey Museum is well worth a visit. Tours depart every 30 minutes, with the first tour departing at 11:00 and the last at 20:00
Vip tour €18 book here.