Ireland's Hidden Heartlands Whiskey Trail

Cultural & Theme Tours in Athlone

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Escape the hustle and bustle of Dublin City for one day as we take you on an whiskey adventure to the midlands of Ireland, to true Irish countryside. As you cruise through rural Ireland, enjoy lively conversation with your whiskey expert driver/guide before arriving at Kilbeggan Distillery, one of Ireland’s oldest distilleries which is still producing their world famous Kilbeggan whiskey. We stop in a great little town after our tour and tasting at Kilbeggan called Athlone, home to Ireland's oldest pub - Sean's. They love whiskey so much at Sean's that they have 2 of their own brands! We'll try them after you've had a bit of free time in Athlone to explore / grab some lunch. Then onto the home of world famous Tullamore DEW whiskey for tour and special tasting and we'll have you back in Dublin in the early evening.
We meet outside the Celtic Whiskey Shop which is very centrally located on Dawson Street at 10am. Our luxury transport will be there ready for boarding and we head out of the city for the west. Your whiskey expert driver/guide will entertain you as you sit back enjoy the rolling Irish countryside. Don't too comfortable! Our first stop is only a quick hour down the road.First stop is Kilbeggan Distillery. We take the tour here at Kilbeggan which includes a master class in the tasting of three Irish whiskeys from the Kilbeggan Distillery Range – Kilbeggan Irish Whiskey, Kilbeggan Single Grain and Tyrconnell Single Malt.Next we visit one of Ireland's most authentic towns, Athlone. Enjoy some free time here and maybe find a nice pub to have some lunch. When we regroup, your host will take for a visit to Sean’s Bar – Ireland’s oldest pub. They have their very own whiskey brands and you'll enjoy a tasting of Sean’s Specially Blended & Single Malt Irish Whiskeys.Another quick transfer by road will have us at the home of Tullamore D.E.W., one of the biggest Irish whiskeys in the world. We take the tour at Tullamore with Whiskey Wise Masterclass in the impressive D.E. Williams Branch House.   Part-bar-part-grocery, this unique space was inspired by the branch houses of D.E.W., a chain of one-stop shops that thrived across the midlands over 100 years ago!After time for shopping, we hit the road for Dublin and have you back around the downtown area (Nassau Street) for 6pm. 

What’s included

  • Beverages
  • Bottled water
  • Driver/guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Alcoholic Beverages

What’s not included

  • Lunch
  • Hotel drop-off
  • Hotel pickup