Dublin’s Irish Whiskey Venues
If you fancy Irish whiskey and have two days to kill Dublin, Ireland would be one location to wet your whistle for Irish whiskey. There are several stops to check out, and if you find a favorite one, go ahead and sit for a while. While sampling Irish whiskies in Dublin, please try other food complements to pair with your whiskey.
You can find a B & B or hotel for a few days if it is for a while. Below are some of Dublin’s Irish whiskey venues you can check out during your stay in the city.
Old Jameson Distillery
Initially, the Old Jameson Distillery in Smithfield, Dublin, is a good place for your first stop. You can join a tour and learn the basics of tasting Irish whiskey. If your friends are not into whiskey, they can hang out in the café or shop until you finish your education.
The tour is usually available every day of the week. If your last name is Jameson, you can swing a discount or two. You can check out the Jameson Distillery website for more information.
Dublin Celtic Whiskey Shop
Secondly, the Celtic Whiskey Shop is located on Dawson Street and has extensive online and offline shops. It is the country’s largest specialist retailer, with everything from single-cask bottles to whiskeys from unknown yet silent distilleries.
I think you should leave your credit card at home to stay focused in the shop. And, while you are there, you can ask a local where you can experience an excellent old-fashioned Dublin pub crawl.
Musical Pub Crawl
Thirdly, it would be best if you got your singing voice prepared for the Musical Pub Crawl. You’ll need to bring your tickets early to attend the pubs and the group singalongs. The Musical Pub Crawl takes place in the Temple Bar area of Dublin.
You get to experience the crawl with two professional musicians to host, lead you to some fantastic pubs, and enlighten you on Irish Music and its influence on contemporary music. You can google the “Musical Pub Crawl in Dublin” for more information and to read the comments of past attendees.
This photo of Traditional Irish Musical Pub Crawl is courtesy of TripAdvisor (cited Nov 10, 2015)
Lastly, if you can get a room at the Brooks Hotel in Dublin, you are in for a fantastic treat and a great stay. The Brooks Hotel happens to be home to the Jasmine Bar, which stocks over 130 whiskies from around the world.
According to the notes I read from their website, you can choose five varieties of whiskies, and the Jasmine Bar’s knowledgeable staff will guide you through each whiskey tasting. You can look forward to trying some 16-year-old Bushmills, Connemara Peat Single Malt, or even Midleton Very Rare 2006.
You can google the “Jasmine Bar in Dublin” and check out further details of the Jasmine Bar and the Brooks Hotel.