The Irish Whiskey Museum is celebrating its third birthday and the Dublin city center museum is booming given the renewed global interest in Irish whiskey.

IrishCentral was live from The Irish Whiskey Museum, in Dublin’s city center, celebrating their third anniversary, just in time for St. Patrick’s Day. We were live on a tour of the only museum in Ireland dedicated to the true story of Irish whiskey’s demise and superb revival.

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Posted by on Tuesday, March 6, 2018

The last three years has seen an explosion of renewed interest in whiskey, particularly the Irish variety. Many distilleries have newly opened in Ireland and many are planned in the near future. After a long battle by a few remaining distilleries to keep the industry afloat, Irish whiskey is back with a bang. Dublin was once acknowledged as the whiskey capital of the world and is now racing to reclaim its former title. This revival of Irish whiskey is epitomized by the Irish Whiskey Museum at the heart of Dublin city center. 

Opened in late 2014, the museum depicts the beginnings, the rise to glory, the disastrous decline and recent rebirth of this historic industry. Told by warm and witty tour guides and including tutored whiskey tastings, the Irish Whiskey Museum brings this fascinating story to life.

Whiskey is rooted in Irish culture and the industry has borne witness to the volatile political, social and cultural changes in Ireland over the centuries. From the illegal shebeens producing “poitín” (an early version of whiskey) to the struggle to maintain the integrity of the craft when new technologies became available, Irish whiskey is an industry defined by Irish cultural identity, an identity the Irish Whiskey Museum are keen to continue to emulate.

From funerals to weddings, whiskey was always an important part of any Irish celebration and that is no different today at the Irish Whiskey Museum. They continue to celebrate traditional Irish culture through events of all shapes and sizes, whether it is corporate hospitality, birthday celebrations, bachelor parties, birthdays, book launches or weddings. With such a unique space there is no group they cannot cater for, and over the past three years, they have cultivated a reputation for hosting events in the true spirit of Irish hospitality.

The same welcoming atmosphere can also be found at McDonnells Bar, a cozy café bar in the museum with beautiful views overlooking the famous Trinity College in Dublin city center. From Irish coffees to cocktails, to a pint of Guinness, take the opportunity to sit back and soak up some authentic Irish atmosphere. The whiskey tasting experience can also be extended by sampling one of the 99 varieties of Irish whiskeys available at the bar. The good news is McDonnells Bar is now open till late on the weekends, so you can sit and relax for as long as you like.

McDonnells Bar, a cozy café bar in the Irish Whiskey Museum with beautiful views.

McDonnells Bar, a cozy café bar in the Irish Whiskey Museum with beautiful views.

Having spent the last three years establishing themselves as knowledge leaders in whiskey and providing the most informative and entertaining Irish whiskey tours around, the Irish Whiskey Museum is beginning to branch out into offering some niche and exclusive events. From storytelling evenings to exclusive tasting events in association with different whiskey brands, they are ones to watch for whiskey events in the coming year.

Irish whiskey is now officially the fastest growing spirit industry in the world and the Irish Whiskey Museum is keeping pace with this growth and then some. With many exciting new developments in store this year, it’s an exciting time for Irish whiskey and for the Irish Whiskey Museum.

The Irish Whiskey Museum is part of EI Travel Group, founded by Keith McDonnell and comprising of Extreme Ireland Adventures, EI Travel Coach Hire, Irish Day Tours, The Riddler restaurant, Tourist Office Dublin, and the Irish Whiskey Museum. To avail of a 10% discount on Extreme Ireland Adventures, Irish Day Tours and the Irish Whiskey Museum, use the following codes at the online checkouts before 31st March 31, 2018:

On Extreme Ireland use the promo code IC 102.

For Irish Day Tours use IC 102.

And for the Irish Whiskey Museum use DC201813.