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The Storehouse and Distilleries You Should Visit in Ireland on Your Next Golf Trip

February 25, 2014

Whisky and Guinness are viewed the same way throughout the world: People either love them or dislike them profusely.  There always seems to be a strong opinion one way or another. Regardless of which group you’re in, we highly suggest you visit the Guinness Storehouse, Jameson Distillery and Bushmill’s Distillery in Ireland.  These amazing sights are enjoyable to see and experience, even for the non-drinker. An integral part of the Irish culture, these drinks should be appreciated by all who visit Ireland.

So, the next time you’re on a golf trip in Ireland, visit these three fantastic drink emporiums:

Jameson Distillery — John Jameson is Ireland’s version of the “Most interesting man in the world”. If you haven’t seen the commercials, check them out on YouTube. This delicious Irish whiskey provides visitors of Ireland a unique experience that could be a perfect addition to any golf trip. There are two Jameson distilleries available for visit, the Old Jameson distillery in Dublin and the Jameson Experience in Midleton, Cork. In Dublin, you can tour the Old Distillery founded in 1780 and enjoy a drink at one of the three bars. Afterwards, stop by the 3rd Still Restaurant which sits overlooking this famous distillery. Today, most of the whisky is distilled in Cork, here visitors can explore the old grounds littered with old kilns, mills, the water wheel and the old warehouse. Both experiences are worth a visit the next time you tee up in Ireland. (click here for website)

Guinness Storehouse, Dublin — Forget the apple, some people believe that drinking a pint of Guinness a day keeps the doctor away. You may have to test that theory out yourself with a free pint at the Guinness Storehouse. The experience starts at the bottom of a giant glass Atrium that can hold 14.3 million pints of Guinness. Following the introduction, guests can explore the history of Guinness, learn how it’s made, learn how to craft the perfect pint and enjoy tasty delicacies made with Guinness. The highlight of the tour is the Gravity Bar, which gives all visitors a unique 360 degree view of Dublin. It’s the perfect spot to sit back relax and savor a smooth pint of Guinness. (click here for website)

Bushmills Distillery — The Old Bushmills distillery is considered to be one of the oldest licensed whisky distilleries in the world.  All visitors instantly fall in love with this part of Ireland, from the charming little town of Bushmills to the winding river that leads up to the distillery, it’s truly a memorable trip.  Located down the road from the magnificent Giants Causeway, the Bushmills distillery tour is the perfect place to go after a round of golf. The tour itself is very thorough as visitors have access to the Mash House, Still House, Cask Store, Bottling Hall and the restaurant. A visit to the North of Ireland would be incomplete without a tour of the Bushmills distillery. (click here for website)