A main stop on the Guinness and Jameson Trail in Dublin A main stop on the Guinness and Jameson Trail in Dublin

The Whiskey Island of Ireland

Whiskey Island was born in response to the incredible Irish whiskey boom taking the world by storm.

Ten years ago, there were only five operational distilleries in Ireland and the Scots were having all the fun. Today, there are 45 distilleries operational and at least another 25 are work in progress.

Whiskey Island has access to nearly all of these whiskey distilleries, operating as a full-service whiskey tour company.

‘We carefully blend a selection of memorable whiskey experiences on our trails with the best of Ireland along the way,’ says owner and founder John Callely.

‘While we like to create and operate bespoke whiskey trails for our guests,  we also have ‘off the shelf’ options too.’

He says Whiskey Island will be operating two half-day trails in Dublin in 2023 – the Guinness and Jameson trail and the Dublin Distillery Trail.

‘We will have a full day trail to Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands which includes Tullamore D.E.W. We also have a full-day tour to the Boyne Valley, Ireland’s ancient capital, and an overnight whiskey trail to Northern Ireland including Old Bushmills.

‘For the hardcore whiskey lover , we do a three-day whiskey trail along Ireland’s Ancient East, it encompasses Dublin, Kilkenny and Cork,’ Callely adds.

‘All our tours include private travel in an executive vehicle and a Whiskey Specialist Host accompanies you throughout. They are tours of Ireland that have whiskey (and some Irish gin and vodka) in their heart.’



All of the 'Press the Green Button' Ireland articles that were published from October to December 2022 in TRAVELinc Memo can be viewed and downloaded as a pdf HERE.



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