Summer 2018, this is going to the my first full year running the Galway Whiskey Tour. Its been quite an experience developing this experience and its yanked me out of my comfort zone on many occasions and into something comparable to waterboarding (bit of an exaggeration, but still). In terms of personal development its been amazing. I can’t say how long this will last or where’ll it’ll go, or where I’ll go, but I’m going to keep having a good time doing it for now. I’ve shared this experience now with people from all over the world and its been an absolute pleasure in doing so. We’ve had a lot of a good times, sang songs, I’ve overindulged once or twice, but all in the name of providing an honest to goodness experience here in a city I’m blessed to call home, Galway. Sure, like any city it has it problems, but in comparison to the problems of other cities around the globe, they’re minute in comparison. Ireland is changing, and Galway is changing with it. I hope Galway goes from strength to strength over the coming years, and the dark days of poverty, unemployment and forced emigration of yore are long behind us.
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In the latter half of the 19th century, Irish whiskey was one of the most highly regarded drinks in the record-keeping world with international London merchants selling an average of three Irish cases to every case of Scotch.
Rural distilleries such as Bandon, Comber, Monasterevan, Nun’s Island (Galway), and Coleraine found their whiskeys patronised by parliament members and New York property tycoons alike.
Galway city is known as the capital of the West and has a long unique heritage in Irish history. As a city and county, Galway has experienced periods of sustained growth and wealth and has also suffered from extreme poverty over the course of its existence. Home to the most expensive bottle of whiskey in the world and once home to the whiskey of choice for the British House of Commons; Persse Irish Whiskey.
This particular whiskey was distilled at the Persse Distillery on Nun’s Island Galway which operated up until 1913.
The Galway Whiskey Tour is about Irish culture & Irish whiskey and how both are intrinsic to one another. Not only will you have a better understanding of the two, you’ll also get to sample a selection of Irish whiskey at a privately booked venue that has over 200 years of heritage.