Irish Whiskey Museum
The Irish Whiskey Museum is independent of the drinks industry, therefore we are able to offer different whiskeys in our tasting. While being separate from any particular brand of whiskey, we have developed relationships with several distilleries. We have also been endorsed by companies such as Diageo, Pernod Ricard, Bushmills, Tullamore Dew and Teeling.
The Irish Whiskey Museum is a sister company of Extreme Ireland. Established in 2006, Extreme Ireland offers a wide range of exciting guided coach tours around Ireland along with international adventure tours. We are now one of the largest day tour operators in Ireland.
The director of Extreme Ireland, Keith McDonnell, is an Irish whiskey connoisseur and realised that the intriguing story of Irish whiskey remained untold. Ireland had such an important part to play in the global development of whiskey distilling he wanted to bring this story to you.
After visiting the museum, why not take an enchanting adventure and visit some of the most popular destinations in Ireland including the Cliffs of Moher, Giant's Causeway, Belfast, Connemara, Cork & Blarney Castle and some eerie night tours too! Awarded a 5 star certificate of excellence by Tripadvisor last year, Extreme Ireland will ensure you take home some magical memories of your trip to Ireland. To find out more information on these thrilling day tours visit the Extreme Ireland website.
Extreme Ireland has also changed the face of tourism by opening two independent Dublin tourism information offices in the central locations of O'Connell Street and across from the main entrance of Trinity College. Pop in to visit today!
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We were here as three men and wanted to experience some Irish whiskey variety, while we are originally rooted deeply into Scottish single malt whiskies. The host was a nice young man called Marc and he gave us an interesting insight into the history of Irish whiskey-making, while video-supported background information was added during the pauses of his detailed explanations. This was the nice part. When it came to the tasting after the tour, we were (especially I was) a bit shocked on how fast the second host, the "taste-master", tried to make us "taste" (rather swallow) our three quite cheap whiskies (Powers Gold Label, Teeling Whiskey Small Batch, The Irishman Founders Reserve). Of course I understand there was a second group of people quite near behind us and also wanted to taste, but that was definitely too fast for a distinct appreciation of any whisky. We just took our time and it seems that it was still fine, but nevertheless I felt like I was in an extreme hurry. As we booked the premium tour, we also were eligible to taste a fourth "premium" whiskey (Tullamore Dew 12 years)... okay...
Concluding, it was worth a visit and the 16 Euro weren't too much for so much background information and quite a huge amount of different whiskies in the end. The most appreciated experience I got here for me is: It don't like Irish WhiskEy, but still prefer and will certainly stick to Scottish Whisky. :)