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Whiskey Tasting Tour of Dublin

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Sample the smooth taste of Irish whiskey on a tasting tour in Dublin. With a whiskey connoisseur, visit bars to try Ireland’s finest varieties. Follow in the footsteps of Oscar Wilde and Jonathan Swift as you visit notable Irish bars around Dublin's city center, learning about the drink's history along the way.
  • Whiskey tasting tour of Dublin with a guide
  • Follow in the footsteps of Irish literary greats as you visit bars located in the vicinity of Trinity College
  • Taste whiskey samples in notable bars
  • Learn about the fascinating history of whiskey from your guide
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Professional whiskey guide
5 whiskey tastings
Small group sizes

Departure Point

19 Lincoln Pl, Dublin, Ireland

The Lincolns Inn is directly across from the National Art Gallery of Ireland.

Return Details

21 Fleet St, Temple Bar, Dublin 2, D02 H950, Ireland

The Palace Bar is situated in Temple Bar, Dublin and has its own whiskey palace upstairs.

Meet your guide in central Dublin and receive an introduction to the city’s whiskey drinking culture. Settle into a seat inside a bar designed to showcase Ireland’s extensive whiskey selection, and try samples of smooth Irish whiskey.

Continue to other legendary Irish pubs for more samples of prime-quality whiskeys and listen to anecdotes about famous Irish whiskey fans from your guide.

When your tour concludes, bid your guide farewell and continue exploring Dublin independently.
Stop At:  
Dublin Whiskey Tours
At Dingle Whiskey Bar we will enjoy 3 premium Irish whiskeys.
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Bowes Bar
Bowes Whiskey Bar has just been voted Irish whiskey bar of the year and we agree.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
The Palace Bar
The Palace Bar has been serving Dubliner's for over 150 years and we always sample our Irish whiskey in their private whiskey palace upstairs.
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 18 years
  • Dress code is smart casual
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Dublin Whiskey Tours
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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What is the policy on sanitization during Whiskey Tasting Tour of Dublin?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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What is the social distancing policy during Whiskey Tasting Tour of Dublin?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Whiskey Tasting Tour of Dublin?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
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Great Tour, Fun and Educational
, Sep 2021
We had a great time on this tour. Meeting our guide at the 1st pub was easy, and we stayed there for a while. We sampled 3 different Irish Whiskey’s there, accompanied by a talk about the history, production and qualities of each. We also learned about different types of glasses, as well as the various ways to enjoy whiskey. We then moved on to our 2nd pub, where we had a reserved “snug” to sit in. We sampled 2 more whiskeys here. Everyone on the tour had different opinions on which they liked the most, and it was interesting to hear the differences. I would recommend this tour to anyone who has any interest in Irish Whiskey, from someone with no experience with it to the experienced expert. Having the chance to sample the various whiskeys made it easy to get an idea of what your likes and dislikes may be. Coupled with the great tour guide and excellent pubs, it was a perfect evening.
Viator canceled the tour...
, Sep 2021
Viator canceled the tour at 8:30 AM the day of the tour. We were able to call the whiskey place ourselves and get a partial tour. I like Viator but they do tend to cancel tours. It’s frustrating especially if you have booked the tours months prior. If you book the tour directly, you will enjoy the tour.
Whiskey Tasting with the Locals
, Jan 2020
Niall was a great whiskey guide! He was easy to talk to and it was immediately apparent that he knows his whiskey. He went over the history of Irish whiskey as a foundation for all the tastings we were going to have and knew a lot about the different processes and the different whiskey businesses in Ireland. You get to go to three different locations (off the tourist path) and taste about 5 different whiskeys. He also had good recommendations for food, pubs, and whiskeys that weren't full of tourists. I wish it hadn't been my last night so that I could have tried more of those recommendations and gone back to the bars we went to.
Very highly recommended. Guide Owen...
, Aug 2017
Very highly recommended. Guide Owen was fantastic with an in depth knowledge of whiskey and a great guy - I learnt so much from the careful selection of different Irish whisky to demonstrate styles and characteristics. Visiting three different bars was a real bonus being a perfect introduction to Dublins night life.
Fantastic! I only had 1.5 days in...
Erica W
, Aug 2017
Fantastic! I only had 1.5 days in Dublin, so glad I chose this as my main activity. The guide was extremely knowledgable about whiskey and Ireland in general. Highly recommend. It was really cool to go to various pubs and learn their origins as well.
Outstanding in every way. I...
, Jul 2017
Outstanding in every way. I originally thought this was going to be a massive tasting with dozens and dozens of others. That' not the case at all. We had a total of six people in our group. You taste a total of five whiskeys at three different bars within easy walking distance of each other. The tour guide was truly a professional and knew exactly what she was talking about. This was absolutely best tour I have ever been on. I don't like 'feeling' like a tourist... and the way that this happens - it's like you're a local trying to get some more knowledge about the incredibly interesting world of whiskey. Highly, highly highly recommend.
My husband and his friend went on...
Jeffrey B
, Apr 2017
My husband and his friend went on this tour. They had an amazing time. The tour guide was very friendly and informative. She gave amazing suggestions and the whiskey was delicious. We even ended up buying some of the ones they tasted before leaving Dublin. Highly recommend booking this tour!
Great tour if you already know a...
Evelina L
, Jan 2017
Great tour if you already know a little about whiskey but want to know more. Super knowledgeable guide, can't remember her name but she liked Star Trek so that's good. The tour seems to be very adaptable to which type of group they have which is great. Got some great new whiskey ideas!
great tour, really enjoyed learning...
James H
, Jan 2017
great tour, really enjoyed learning more about whiskey and also checking out some cool Dublin pubs I might not otherwise have visited.
This was a really nice and...
Robin J
, Dec 2016
This was a really nice and informative tour. Our guide canceled and the owner of the tour had to come in from 40km away - but he did! I admire that he made the effort because it literally was last minute! We had some great whisky's and went to classic locations. I highly recommend this tour!

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