Touring Tullamore DEW

Tullamore DEW VIsitors Center

By Richard Thomas Perhaps most symbolic of the modern revival of the Irish whiskey scene was the return of Tullamore DEW to is namesake town. Heralding the opening of the spanking new distillery last year was the 2012 opening of the Tullamore DEW Visitors Center. Go To The Museum, Not The Distillery Keep in mind that split between the distillery, ...

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Touring Kilbeggan

Kilbeggan Distillery

By Richard Thomas Rising hand-in-glove with the popularity of whiskey is whiskey tourism, and Ireland is no exception. Yet as new destinations sprout up on the Emerald Isle’s whiskey trail, one of its must-see fixtures will remain Kilbeggan. It’s not the seat of any of today’s famous brand. Indeed, the whiskey now in a typical bottle of Kilbeggan whiskey comes ...

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Dublin’s New Whiskey Museum

By Richard Thomas Although they account for only 6% of global whiskey sales today, the Irish were once the world’s top whiskey producers, and during their 19th Century heyday the center of this dominant industry was Dublin. Hand in hand with the revival of interest in Ireland’s native spirit has come the desire to return the whiskey business to the ...

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Irish Distillers Opens Irish Whiskey Academy In Midleton

Irish Distillers Pernod Ricard is opening the doors to its acclaimed Irish Whiskey Academy to the general public for the first time, with in-depth courses available to spirits enthusiasts from December this year. The Irish Whiskey Academy, which was unveiled to the trade in September 2013, aims to improve understanding about the quality and provenance of Irish whiskey by teaching ...

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