Irish Whiskey Museum
Irish Whiskey Museum
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10:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Monday
10:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
10:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
10:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
10:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 7:30 PM
About
Irish whiskey is fast becoming one of the most popular spirits across the World. The Irish Whiskey Museum, based in the heart of Dublin City in a historic building on Grafton Street, tells the complete and unbiased history of Irish whiskey and its importance in Ireland’s turbulent past. The Irish Whiskey Museum is independent of all whiskey distilleries, offering its visitors the opportunity to taste and experience a huge selection of Irish Whiskey. Whether it’s Single Grain, Malt, Pot Still or a Blended Whiskey, the Museum’s whiskey experts will always be able to help you find the perfect whiskey to suit your palate. Tours take place from 10am-6pm every day, while visitors can experience a variety of live traditional music, storytelling and events every Friday, Saturday and Sunday evening until 10.30pm.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • Abbey St • 7 min walk
  • Jervis • 7 min walk
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  • Emily M
    16 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Newfound love for Irish whiskey!
    Jeannette was hilarious and so knowledgeable. The history of whiskey making and the culture around it was presented in a fun way. The tasting was definitely eye opening. As a person from the southern US, I am quite partial to bourbon. Also with Jameson being the typical offering for Irish whiskey in the States, I was skeptical at best. Boy was I wrong! Thanks for the Powers recommendation, Jeannette!
    We are delighted you enjoyed your experience and your tour guide! Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review.
    Written June 15, 2023
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    Visited May 2023
    Written June 10, 2023
  • Kevin L
    Fairfax, Virginia102 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fun times for weary travelers
    My wife and I started our Irish Whiskey country tour here. It wasn't crowded and the info provided was very informative. The tasting at the end was exceptional. So much so that we finished with several additional pours at the bar. They have a gift shop where you can purchase various bottles of Irish whiskey (all at very good prices) and, like I said, a bar.
    Visited June 2023
    Written June 23, 2023
  • Allison W
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Highly recommended!
    We know a lot about whiskey so we almost skipped this. Don't skip it! We learned a bit of history, and the tasting (we booked the deluxe - extra tasting plus a souvenir glass) was well worth it. The tour guide, Tiernan, was very knowledgeable and very funny, and stuck around to chat during and after the tasting.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 10, 2023
  • Maggie R
    11 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Highly recommend
    My boyfriend and I had a great time visiting! Before the tour we got a cocktail at the bar; I had the whiskey sour and he got the IPA boiler maker. We really enjoyed both, along with the live music playing while we were there. The tour itself was great! Briain started off with a debrief on the history and was so engaging. Donal then picked it up and was extremely knowledgeable and funny. We did the blending tour so we got to try four whiskeys and then make and bring home our own small bottle. We had an excellent experience. Would definitely recommend! They do a great job.
    We are delighted you would recommend us. Thank you for such great feedback about our tour guides, we appreciate you taking the time to leave us a review.
    Written October 3, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 20, 2023
  • Kate J
    10 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Good first Dublin day activity
    We had a really good time! Our tour guide was incredibly knowledgeable (not just the script I'm sure they memorize, but we asked several questions during the tasting portion of the tour and he had some great info) and shared a lot of really interesting and fun history. We tried three whiskies at the end and enjoyed all three. I would definitely recommend doing the tour.
    It's so nice to hear you enjoyed your experience and learned lots about Irish whiskey history. We are delighted that you would recommend us for a visit.
    Written September 28, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 27, 2023
  • Travel 360
    91 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fun tour!
    We took a chance and dropped in without prebooking (late September) and we got tickets for the ‘classic’ (3 samples). Some folks were on same tour with ‘premium’ tickets (a fourth sample and an oversized souvenir shot glass). There is an elevator but it’s out of doors before you go in… we went up 1 flight to get to lobby, another flight to start the tour, and another to get to tasting room! Great enthusiastic tour guide… it’s all a bit theatrical but way more fun and interactive than the usual distillery/brewery tours.
    Great to hear you enjoyed your experience. We are grateful that you took the time to leave us a review.
    Written October 3, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 27, 2023
  • David A
    Bentonville, Arkansas174 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fun with Matt!
    Our guide Matt was a blast ! Keep it fun for visitors ! He gave a number of facts that likely need to be verified but it was interesting as we moved through the various themed rooms as we moved towards the tasting room ! It’s was enjoyable on a very rainy afternoon and the samples were good
    It's so nice to hear you enjoyed your experience and learned lots about Irish whiskey. Thank you for taking the time to leave a review.
    Written October 3, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 29, 2023
  • Inspiration816121
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Irish Whiskey Museum Tour
    Dónal was an amazing tour guide! He was hilarious and engaging. The tour was chock full of amazing facts and interesting tidbits. You must have an Irish coffee from Melissa at the bar after! The tour takes about an hour.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 9, 2023
  • JayeinVA
    62 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Informative tour of the history of Irish whiskey
    We really enjoyed this very interesting and informative tour. Our guide covered a lot of information and the history of Irish whiskey in a fairly short time. The whiskeys you will taste will depend on which distillers are featured by contract in the month that you visit. My husband does not drink but he also enjoyed the tour.
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written November 13, 2023
  • Douglas G
    High Wycombe, United Kingdom6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fun, hilarity and whiskey
    We had a brilliant and entertaining time with Dan. A wonderful tour of whiskey making, particularly Irish whiskey. Much laughter was had, even before the samples were available. The blending experience is great fun, especially if those near you don’t enjoy the ones you do (I got more than my “fair” share). I will be happily enjoying my personally blended option. We finished off with an Irish coffee in the bar, where there was also live music.
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written November 25, 2023
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Charlotte D
County Dublin, Ireland5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
The Irish whiskey museum is a great way to discover the history of Irish whiskey and to find your own favourite type of whiskey
The history is well presented - fun and informative and the tasting is so well presented, giving you a chance to sample different types of whiskey. Definitely recommend the premium tour as you get an additional whiskey sample and a tasting glass to take home for future use. Mark was a fabulous guide and his tip on aerating whiskey really effective
Loved this tour
Written January 26, 2020
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Thank you very much Charlotte for coming to visit us and leaving your 5* review . Its great that you would recommend our Premium tour with Mark and that you found it educational 👍Will be sure to pass on !! We appreciate all feedback. I am also delighted that you found a new favourite tipple. We have over 100 different types of Irish Whiskey here at the museum. Call back anytime for a recommendation or a tasting. Slainte 🥃
Written January 27, 2020
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kgt36
Dalgety Bay, UK131 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Friends
A friend and I spent an hour last Saturday morning on this guided tour. Finn our guide was brilliant. Really knowledgable, entertaining and made sure we all engaged with the experience. His knowledge was second to none during the tasting and his little tricks really enhanced the flavours of the whiskey.
As a tip go for the €24 experience you get an extra nip for just €3 rather than the basic tour package.

There's also a good bar where the staff are really knowledgable and happy to guide you to a nip that will appeal to your taste.
Written February 7, 2020
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Thank you for coming to visit us and leaving us your 5* review . We are delighted to get your wonderful feedback of your experience here with Fionn. We are the authority on Irish Whiskey so therefore have very well educated guides and staff. Call back for a visit anytime Slainte 🥃
Written February 10, 2020
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Sandra S
London, UK6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
I was visiting Dublin again with friends and we went to the museum where we met Ross, our tour guide, who made the 1 hour tour extremely entertaining and informative.
I don’t even drink whiskey or alcohol in general and still found it a worthwhile activity! You get to taste 3 Irish whiskeys (or a generic soda) and learn a lot about the different kinds and characteristics.
Would highly recommend the tour and especially Ross who made it a highlight!
Written January 6, 2020
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Whiskey fan or not, thank you so much for coming to visit us and leave your 5* review. Its fantastic to hear that even though your not into alcohol you still found the tour entertaining and worthwhile👍 Ross will be delighted with the feedback. Its great to get the recommendation. Wishing you and all your friends all the very best for 2020!!
Written January 9, 2020
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paddiperkins
United Kingdom142 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
Got to go here as hubby whiskey drinker so wasn’t sure it was going to be my thing to be honest.
However we got there with half hour to spare so stopped I the bar for an Irish Coffee. Then a lovely chap called Fionn collected us & began the tour.
He had a brilliant sense of humour & great presentation style which brought the business of whiskey production to life for me. It was informative as well as enjoyable and by the time we got to the tasting I actually found myself wanting to try the beverages out!
We were on the premium option which meant 4 samples as apposed to 3. Hubby signed us both up thinking he would get to finish any I didn’t. He dipped out as I found to my surprise that for the first time I actually found a 2 whiskeys that I liked. I now know what to look for & am currently in a local pub putting my new knowledge to the test. Great way to pass a couple of hours on a winter afternoon. Many thanks👌🏻
Written January 25, 2020
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Denise, thank you so much for firstly, coming to visit us, and secondly for leaving such a review. We are so happy that you came here unsure about Whiskey and left here a kinda Whiskey connoisseur 😃👍 We have such customer focused and educated guides who love nothing more than sharing their knowledge and its fantastic to hear that you experienced this as well as going away with a couple of favourite tipples. Our work here is done 😉 Please call back anytime for a visit. Our bar is always open for tasting's and recommendations!! Slainte 🥃
Written January 27, 2020
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David M
Miami, FL7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Couples
Wife and I were on honeymoon in Dublin this past December and while there we wanted to learn about and get a taste for Irish Whiskey. We had visited Jameson and Teelings and were pretty content, then we found out about the Irish Whiskey Museum. During our visit we had Andrew as our guide and he opened our eyes, hearts, and tastebuds to what Irish Whiskey really was. It was an immersive experience and very educational. Andrew’s humor was phenomenal and his passion for the history of Irish Whiskey was on full display. If you really want to learn a thing or two about Irish Whiskey, the Irish Whiskey Museum is a must do!
Written January 15, 2020
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Firstly congratulations to you both on your recent honeymoon to Dublin 🥂 and secondly thank you so much for coming to visit us here at the Irish Whiskey Museum and leaving us your lovely 5* review. Its fantastic to hear you had such an enjoyable and educational experience with Andrew. He will be delighted with the feedback 👌 We are a small independent company with no association with the drinks industry and therefore can give great recommendations and have very educated guides. You must call back and visit us the next time your in Dublin. We do great tastings daily in our bar. 🥃 Slainte agus Happy New Year to you both !!
Written January 16, 2020
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Florida B
Vero Beach, FL229 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
We booked the premium tour which gave us a fourth whiskey to taste and a small whiskey glass. While we waited for the tour to start we took a peak in the gift shop. The lady that checked us in gave us info on the different whiskey available in the gift shop to purchase. Our tour guide was Janet. She was fun informative and friendly. I’m 51 years old and have never tried whiskey so I really enjoyed hearing the history of whiskey. She made it very interesting. She also educated me on the proper way to taste whiskey. She’s a great resource for all things Irish whiskey. Thanks Janet for a great tour!
Written January 26, 2020
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Whiskey fan or not, Thank you so much for coming to visit us here at the museum and leaving such positive feedback. We really appreciate you taking the time to leave your review and are delighted to hear that you had such an enjoyable and interesting experience with Janet 👍 Call back and see us anytime you are in Dublin 🥃 Slainte
Written January 27, 2020
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Hayley B
Brisbane, Australia23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Ross was fantastic and very funny, and it was honestly the highlight of the day to try whiskies without all the pomp and snobbery of fancy whiskey tasting. We booked half an hour before we took the tour and sat in the bar inside the building for a drink. I learned a lot and it ran for exactly the right amount of time. Definitely do this!
Written January 2, 2020
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Thank you so much for coming to visit us and leaving your 5* review. Delighted you enjoyed your Whiskey experience with Ross👌. We have very interactive and customer focused guides and staff who have extensive whiskey knowledge. We are also independent from the drinks industry and so can give unbiased opinions and great recommendations. Call back and see us anytime. Our bar is open for tastings seven days a week !! 🥃 Slainte agus Happy New Year
Written January 3, 2020
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jsmnwordsworth
Sheffield, UK9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
I had visited the museum back in 2019 but wanted to bring my partner. For me, it was an even better experience. The bar staff were absolutely lovely. One of the managers even wished me happy birthday and again once we finished the tour. Fionn was an incredible tour guide. He was funny and knowledgeable and made us all feel welcome whilst giving us so much detail. My boyfriend especially appreciated the other whiskey suggestions after we had our tasting, depending on what we preferred. It was a fantastic experience and we’d definitely visit again.
Written February 2, 2020
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Thank you so much for coming back to see us again and for leaving us such great feedback . We very much appreciate it. Its fantastic to hear you enjoyed your experience just as much, as the first time you were here 👌 We offer great recommendations in our bar which is open daily so be sure to call back anytime. Slainte 🥃
Written February 5, 2020
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Dalmatian7
Compiegne City, France43 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Friends
This museum gives an overall history of the whisky industry and Irish history and how they are intertwined. Our guide, Fionn knew his craft , interacting well with the group, keeping everyone’s attention with amusing anecdotes. An unbiased whisky tasting ended the tour.
Well placed opposite Trinity , Book of Kells and on the tourist bus route.
Written February 8, 2020
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We really appreciate you coming to visit us and leaving your 5* review. Its great to get positive feedback.. Fionn will be thrilled. We are a small independent company separate from the drinks industry and we are the authority on Irish Whiskey so have very well educated staff and guides. Call back anytime. Our bar is open daily for tastings. Slainte 🥃
Written February 11, 2020
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Acidov
Warsaw, Poland8,264 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
First of all, it’s not a museum. I would call it a lecture room combined with a whiskey tasting. I learned a few interesting things about Irish whiskey. The problem is I could read this online and save time. I emphasize time, not money because time is always the most precious during quick trips and you don’t want to waste it on such attractions. Don’t get me wrong, the people who work there try really hard to entertain visitors but there’s not much to see and do. Even the best tour guide could not save this place. However, I’m not surprised that this place has received such high notes. People usually do not require too much if the tour guide is funny and they can buy a souvenir with the museum logo at the end of their stay. Visit this place only if you are very bored.
Written January 10, 2021
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Irish Whiskey Museum admission prices can vary. Entrance tickets currently cost $25.08, while a popular guided tour starts around $4.36 per person.




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