The Irish Whiskey Museum is dedicated to one of Ireland’s most beloved tipples: whiskey. With multimedia exhibits and Irish whiskey memorabilia, the museum looks at the distilling process, the origins and history of Irish whiskey production, and the rise, fall, and current revival of the Irish whiskey industry.
Access to the Irish Whiskey Museum is by guided tour only. Join a 1-hour guided tour to find out more about Irish whiskey production, the social importance of the spirit, and its rise, fall, and resurgence in Ireland and beyond. Tours conclude with an Irish whiskey tasting session. Upgrade to a premium tour to enjoy an additional sample of a premium aged whiskey as well as a take-home souvenir.
For an extra treat, opt for a whiskey and brunch experience, which combines a guided tour and tasting with a typical Irish brunch at the on-site Cafe Bar. Whiskey connoisseurs might want to opt for a whiskey blending experience, which includes a guided tour, a tasting of four Irish whiskies, and the opportunity to blend and take home their own 1-ounce (30-ml) bottle of whiskey.
Things to Know Before You Go
The Irish Whiskey Museum is a must for whiskey aficionados.
A café is situated within the museum.
Free Wi-Fi is available at the site.
The museum is wheelchair accessible.
How to Get There
The Irish Whiskey Museum is situated in Dublin city center, at the north end of Grafton Street near Trinity College. Ride the Luas Green Line tram to the Trinity stop, which is just a 2-minute walk away.
When to Get There
Regular tours take place daily, with blending experiences offered during the afternoon only. Plan a morning visit if you want to do the whiskey and brunch experience, which is offered daily during summer (May–September) and on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday the rest of the year. The museum is busiest on summer weekends, so come midweek to avoid the crowds.
On the Whiskey Trail Dublin
Irish whiskey lovers won’t have to look hard for opportunities to indulge their passion in Dublin. Take tours of the Jameson Distillery Bow St., Teeling Distillery, or Pearse Lyons Distillery, or pop in to one of Dublin’s whiskey bars, such as the Palace Bar on Fleet Street or the Dingle Whiskey Bar on Nassau Street, where you can taste a wide variety of old and new whiskies from all over Ireland.