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Malahide Castle & Whiskey Discovery Tour

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This Tour Only Operates March to September

Departure time: 9:30am (Arrive 10mins before) Departure location: Suffolk Street (See map)
Price: €59 Adult €55 Student – Senior – 13yrs / 16yrs €30.00 Child 5yrs / 12yrs Children under 5 free

Overview

The Malahide castle and whiskey discovery tour brings you to one of Ireland’s finest castles Malahide Castle, Teelings distillery and the Irish whiskey museum.

Our first port of call is the Teelings distillery, This is the only whiskey distillery in Dublin. Dublin was once the heartland of Irish whiskey with over 45 distilleries in the city in the early 1900′s but the irish whiskey business fell into demise and almost total destruction for a number of reasons. Teelings aim to restore Dublin as a producer of high quality whiskey, The tour of the distillery introduces you to the process of distilling whiskey and gives you an insight into the roots of the Teeling brand.

Between your two Whiskey tours, we’ll take a break with a visit to the fantastic Malahide castle!  The tour of the castle is as much about the life of the Talbot family who resided there  for 700 years. The castle is full of heirlooms and there is a story in every room. The antique furniture is stunning and the architecture is second to none.  The gardens are fantastic with ancient trees and sculpted gardens. I personally was very impressed by the castle tour and the gardens.

The final leg of your tour brings you to the Irish whiskey museum  where you will be treated to a guided tour of the facility. Your guide brings you on a journey through time from when whiskey was distilled in its crudest form by the Monks in the 6th century through the golden age of Irish whiskey when there were over 200 hundred distilleries. You will learn how whiskey was a part of the Irish lifestyle and how the authorities tried to control, tax and destroy the industry.

(Entrance to the two whiskey experiences and a guided tour of Malahide Castle is included in the price!)

Irish day tours run 7 day tours from Dublin daily - Cliffs of Moher day tour - Giants causeway day tour – Malahide castle and whiskey experience – Connemara day tour – Belfast day tour – Cork and Blarney day tour – Celtic Day tour

Itinerary

09:30am - Departs at Suffolk Street
This Malahide castle and Whiskey discovery tour departs from Suffolk Street ( outside the old stone church ). Once your guide introduces himself you’ll make your way through the city. Along the way your guide will give you an introduction to Irish history and interesting facts about the area you are travelling through.
10:00am - Arrive at Teelings Distillery
This is the first highlight of the tour. Teelings provide a customer experience telling the story of this famous whiskey and its roots in the past.Learn all about the whiskey making process as you are guided around the working distillery, the tour culminates in a cocktail whiskey tasting.
12:00 pm - Tour of Malahide castle and have some lunch
We arrive at Malahide castle which was the abode of the Talbot family. You will be given an extensive tour of the castle by a very knowledgeable and entertaining guide . Learn of the fortunes of the Talbot family , how the castle evolved over the years and of the tales of the castles many ghosts. Take time to explore the grounds which have ancient threes exotic plants and sculpted gardens. You can bring a packed lunch with you and enjoy it on the grounds or you can get a very pleasant lunch in the Avoca restaurant which is on the grounds
16:20pm - Irish whiskey Museum
Take a tour of this fantastic attraction with a fun and entertaining guide. This attraction is not brand affiliated but gives you an historical view on Irish whiskey and the part it played in Irish culture. The story is interesting and intriguing and goes from the 6th century to the modern day. This tour finishes with a tasting of 3 fantastic Irish whiskeys.
17:00pm - Arrive back in Dublin
Arrive back in Dublin and tell all your friends about your adventure. We are sure you will only have positive things to say!

 

Reviews

Reviews

Excellent attraction

What a great little visit to the Teeling Distellery, you can get close up to view whiskey being made from start to just before bottled. The guide was informative and you could tell he had a passion for the product, this tour was better than the jameson tour as it’s an actual working distellery and the tasting session at the end was great. I also got to bottle my very own 23 year old malt with label and name in the ledger. Thanks for a great tour guys!

Trip advisor April 2015

Brilliant

This tour was fantastic. The guides were so enthusiastic and it was a good twist in a traditional tour. You learn about the whole history of Irish whiskey rather than just one distillery. The tasting was great as well, I never really likes whiskey before. We paid the extra for the glass and extra tasting, definitely worth it. A must visit!

Trip advisor February 2016

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