Since opening in November 2014, the Irish Whiskey Museum is quickly becoming one of Dublin’s most sought after top tourist attractions. In 2015 the Irish Whiskey Museum was voted Traveller’s Choice by Tripadvisor and top finalist for Best Urban Experience and Best Leisure Tourism Innovation by the Irish Tourism Awards. We were voted Top 10 Hottest by Irish Independent newspaper and Hottest Travel Ticket by Newstalk radio. We also won highly commended Whiskey Visitor Attraction by Whiskey Magazine.
The Irish Whiskey Museum is independent from the drinks industry and as such we are able to offer an impartial point of view. While being independent, we have developed close working relationships with several distilleries and have also been endorsed by prestigious whiskey companies such as Diageo, Pernod Ricard, Bushmills, Tullamore Dew, Teelings and Walsh whiskeys. Our vision is to celebrate the story of Irish whiskey and reclaim Ireland as the original home of whiskey.
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!
At the Irish Whiskey Museum customer service is our number one priority. Let our team of professional staff take care of your every need. We can tailor make a package to suit your requirements and transform your event into the perfect memorable experience. We are available and more than happy to guide you.
Irish whiskey is one of the earliest distilled drinks in Europe. The Irish monks brought the technique of distilling back to Ireland from Mediterranean countries around 1000 A.D. The word 'whiskey' or whisky, comes from the Gaelic uisce beatha, meaning "water of life".
Whiskey was first recorded in Ireland in 1405
Irish Whiskey was beginning to gain fans including ‘Queen Elizabeth I’ who in 1541 had stocks of it delivered to her court.
Irish whiskey was regarded as the finest in the world and sales soared
The appeal for Irish Whiskey has forged a passion for quality Irish Whiskey
“Let me give a big THANK YOU!!! to you and your team for last night! Last night was absolutely amazing. It was everything I asked for, and more! The food was perfect, the service was impecable, the band amazing. Please thank Patrick for me for producing an amazing event.- Jack M, June 2016
“Not a whiskey fan, but it was a fantastic tour. The visuals, the design, everything was fantastic! However what made this tour excellent was the tour guide himself. I laughed throughout the tour with the help of the guide.- Stefania, Jan 2016
“Went here on our first day in Dublin and was blown away by how good it was! The tour guide was extremely informative, fun and interesting…If you’re a whiskey lover, or even if you’re not, then this is definitely a tour you should go on.”- Joe H, Jan 2016
“I’ve been on many distillery tours and they’re all very similar and after a couple, boring. The Irish Whiskey museum was very different in a fantastic way, it was engaging and educational. Highly Recommend this experience!”- Adam H, Dec 2015
“After a three week journey through parts of Ireland and especially Dublin this was my highlight concerning the things we did in an urban surrounding. The inside of the museum is astonishing and you really get a great insight into the history of Irish whiskey and its role in the nation´s development. The way the whole tour was presented was great and it really felt like a well informed buddy is leading you through everything. The whiskey tasting in the end was informative, delicious and gave a good overview over different sorts of traditional and more modern Irish whiskey!
This should be on your bucket list!”- Marvin, Dec 2015
“A great museum right in the centre of Dublin. Gives you great value for money and a good history of Irish Whiskey. I’ve been there twice now with two different guides. Both provided a unique experience.”- Kirneh, Nov 2015
“I have been on several whisky tours in Scotland-this one beats all of them hands down. The use of modern media and the excellent guide who interacted with his “audience” made for a thoroughly enjoyable tour.”- Keith P, Nov 2015
“EVERYONE HAS TO DO THIS TOUR! Our guide was extremely enthusiastic, the tour was so much fun and at the end you get three different types of whiskey drinks! Loved our time there I HIGHLY recommend!”- Ryann H, Oct 2015
“We really enjoyed our tour. Fun, informative, lots of fun facts and figures. The guide was good fun, very amusing. A very enjoyable tour. With the VIP tour you get 4 tastings and a free glass. A very nice souvenir.”- Little Patsy UK, Oct 2015