John and his Dad share the same name, John Callely. They share the same pride of country and have a particular grá (Gaelic for love) for Irish whiskey tourism, an industry that has been good to them over their combined 40 years’ experience. They’re glad to say their name is synonymous with premium whiskey experiences in Irish tourism circles, so much so that they formed Whiskey Island to share these experiences with Irish whiskey fans visiting Ireland! Look forward to sharing the story with you!
We spend a lot of the tour in the Liberties Neighbourhood of Dublin, once famed for it’s whiskey making. Dublin had 37 working distilleries at the end of the 19 century, and 32 were in the Liberties. Every one of them disappeared in the 20th century but now they are making a comeback! And we visit 3 of them today.
Fully guided tour of The Irish Whiskey Museum with sampling of 3 quintessential Irish Whiskeys + Visit to a working distillery in the Liberties neighbourhood of Dublin with a tasting of their whiskeys in the bar + Maturation House Cask Draw Experience at Jameson Distillery Bow St. Includes tasting of a rare 14-year-old Jameson + Tastings with an Irish whiskey ambassador at the Celtic Whiskey Shop: 2 premium whiskeys and an Irish cream liqueur included + Panoramic city tour of Dublin as we transfer from stop to stop in luxury executive coach with commentary on board from your whiskey expert host + Complimentary Irish-made cigar + Bottled water on board.