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Come to Walsh Whiskey Distillery at Royal Oak (the home of The Irishman and Writers Tears) in Ireland’s Ancient East where centuries of history rhyme with the hope of a new era. Our doors are open to visitors for personal tours of the distillery, one of the largest in Ireland, where our team of local distillers will demonstrate how we are unique in producing all types of Irish whiskey (pot still, malt and grain) in the one still house and using mainly manual controls.
The tour takes approximately 1 hour and tour packages are available from €15 per person (including a taste of our premium whiskeys).
Our tours are as follows:
ROYAL OAK JOURNEY – €15
From grain to glass, this educational and entertaining, fully guided tour is the perfect beginning to your whiskey journey. Get a behind the scenes look at how Irish whiskey is really made and meet the team who put dedication and passion into every bottle. Afterwards take a seat in our Still House Lounge and enjoy a taste of our premium whiskeys, with a choice between two of our award winning whiskeys, The Irishman Founder’s Reserve or Writers’ Tears Copper Pot.
PREMIUM MALT EXPERIENCE – €25
Royal Oak was carefully considered and hand-selected by Bernard and Rosemary Walsh. Set deep in the heart of the barley basket of Ireland, this fully guided tour delves into the importance of the exceptional ingredients which are the essence of our premium whiskeys. Learn the difference between all three styles of whiskey and afterwards enjoy a triple tasting of our finest single malt whiskeys with The Irishman Single Malt; Writers’ Tears Red Head & The Irishman 12 Year Old.
CONNOISSEUR’S CHOICE – €40
For a truly exclusive experience, enjoy a fully guided tour into the heart of our distillery followed by a triple tasting of our rarest whiskeys. Savour a taste of some of our most exclusive, limited release, small batch whiskeys. Bottled at cask strength to showcase the true interaction of barrel and spirit, The Irishman Cask Strength and Writers’ Tears Cask Strength are the pinnacle of Irish whiskey. Alongside these award-winning whiskeys, enjoy an extra special treat with one of our seasonal finishes, showcasing innovation straight from the cask. This tasting is a real treat for the discerning whiskey drinkers.
Gift vouchers for tours can also be bought.
Tours taking place from March – Mid – October will be available as following:
Monday – Sunday; 10am, 12pm, 2pm, 4pm
Tours taking place from Mid October – Mid March will be available as following:
Tuesday – Saturday; 10am; 12pm; 3pm
Sunday – 12pm & 2pm
Book in advance to avoid disappointment.
To make a tour booking or buy a voucher please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call on +353 59 9186653.
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