Irish whiskey is the fastest growing spirit in the world. At the Irish Whiskey Museum, we tell the true history of this famous spirit.
In 2013, there were only four distilleries in operation and five visitor centers on the island of Ireland. Now, there are 24 operating distilleries with another 28 at different stages of planning! The Irish Whiskey Museum is independent of all whiskey distilleries. That means we offer our visitors the opportunity to taste some of the huge selection of whiskeys on offer. We’ll also tell you the unbiased history of the spirit and its importance in Ireland’s history.
Listen, learn and laugh during guided tours of the Museum. Walk throughout the building where each of the 4 different rooms represents a different period in Irish history. Finish the tour by becoming a true whiskey expert with a tasting of three or four different Irish whiskeys. Other tours, such as the Whiskey Blending Experience and the Whiskey and Brunch experience, are also available.
We are based in a historic building on Grafton Street, opposite the main entrance of Trinity College. Relax in our bar and check out the views of the city. Choose from the huge selection of Irish whiskeys available, our signature Irish Coffee or our whiskey cocktails, all while taking in the views of the city. Or visit our shop and speak to many one of our whiskey experts and find the perfect whiskey for you!
Since opening in November 2014, the Irish Whiskey Museum has become a firm favourite for tourists. We received Traveller’s Choice by Tripadvisor in 2018 and we are one of the Top 25 Museums to visit in Europe. We’ve also been voted Top 10 Hottest by Irish Independent newspaper and Hottest Travel Ticket by Newstalk radio.
Want to see more of Ireland? The Irish Whiskey Museum is part of EI Travel Group, which also includes:
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
One of the best experiences that was very personalized. Both our tour guide and people behind the bar were passionate about what they do. They were also more than welcome to fill us in on the history behind Irish coffee or whiskey we had after.- Aidan G (TripAdvisor)
Definitely recommend the blending tour where you get to make your own whiskey as well as tasting some. Fionn was a very entertaining and knowledgeable guide and it was much more engaging than the brewery tours we have been on before. Now enjoying some Irish coffee in the bar!- hayleyw604 (TripAdvisor)
We were taken through by Eoin and really enjoyed the tour. It was really engaging and entertaining, and definitely one of the highlights of our trip to Dublin!- AliceNZ93 (TripAdvisor)
Very informative and educative experience. In the heart of the city, a step back in time to learn more about síbín and poitín. Chaniece made it all so interesting. And the whiskey is sooo good!- Boris (TripAdvisor)