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Walsh Whiskey Distillery

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Walsh Whiskey Distillery
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Located in Ireland’s ancient east region, Walsh Whiskey Distillery is one of the largest independent manual whiskey distilleries in the country and the first to be developed in Carlow in over 200 years and is the only independent distillery in the...more
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Royal Oak, Carlow R21 EO86, Ireland
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+353 59 918 6653
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All reviews our tour guide great tour royal oak beautiful location would highly recommend this tour distilling process whole process spend an afternoon ask questions every aspect take photos premium tasting an unforgettable experience small sample great tasting tasting options tasting room
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Well worth the visit. Our guide Woody was very friendly and gave us an excellent descriptive and sensory tour. I have been on a number of distillery tours and this was the best yet. Thank you for a great time.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank GeoffS1244
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Had a great tour with guide Paddy, he was witty and informative with a product knowledge of someone genuinely excited about the brand. Walked away with a warm belly of some of the best whiskey I have ever sampled. Would definitely recommend anyone passionate about...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Enda G
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Intimate cosy setting, paddy our tour guide was friendly funny and knowledgeable, beautiful setting, amazing gift shop, enjoyed our tasting after the tour, just us and one other group so was almost a private tour.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Deirbhile H
Reviewed 4 days ago

Reallly enjoyed the tour and the guide! Learned a lot about the actual tasting also. Bought the Irishman

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Pmmers
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I had a very detailed tour of the distillery today with Paddy which was really interesting as The Irishman series of whiskies is one of my favourite brands. It was nice to see & meet a couple of the distillers who where working keeping the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Higgins726
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very friendly and comprehensive visit. Highly recommended. Many whiskey taste options available. Good visitMore

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank vma08
WoodyK30, Manager at Walsh Whiskey Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review, we do have that Irish welcome and pride ourselves on it too. The distillery itself lends to a fantastic visit as being the largest manual distillery in Ireland lends to the ability for us to showcase what we do. As...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited on Tuesday 27th November and really enjoyed it. The tour was very in depth and very hands on which allowed you to get up close and personal. Woody the guides knowledge was brilliant his jokes wasn't bad either. The tasting was enjoyable and again...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Gpartridge15
WoodyK30, Manager at Walsh Whiskey Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Gary, thank you for coming to us here at Royal Oak and yes that bus service is very handy. The area is simply beautiful with some friendly pubs to grab a bite to eat while you wait for the bus home. My jokes were...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We arrived at Walsh Distillery as we were looking for a gift for a family member for Christmas and had heard about Writers Tears in our local pub. On arrival we were blown away with how beautiful the grounds were and the size of the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank fiona_888
WoodyK30, Manager at Walsh Whiskey Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Fiona, thank you for taking the time to review your visit to us here at Royal Oak. I'm glad you stayed and got to enjoy the experience. Paddy is an excellent guide and really puts his passion forward. Irish whiskey has much to offer in...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After being recommended Writers Tears by the host at Zunnis in Kilkenny we found ourselves driving out to Walsh Distillery in the hopes of doing a tour and tasting more delicious elixirs. Unfortunately we just missed out on the tour, but did manage to sneak...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank tobyandjessica
WoodyK30, Tour Guide at Walsh Whiskey Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to review, Toby & Jessica. And just for a tasting! - I'm very impressed. You were fortunate to have selected a great restaurant with exceptional taste to lead you here to Walsh Whiskey Distillery. Yes, we do endeavour to...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Highly recommend this tour for several reasons: it's a real live working distillery, in a beautiful rural setting so you can get up close with each stage of the process with all of the sights and smells. The tour is excellent, informative and enjoyable. It's...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank MsMForde
WoodyK30, Manager at Walsh Whiskey Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your review. Here in the picturesque Royal Oak we love to take time to enjoy what we do. Being the largest Manual Distillery in Ireland is also a fantastic opportunity to let people see that age old craft of distillation....More

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seomra
October 26, 2018|
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Response from WoodyK30 | Property representative |
Hi Miriam, Apologies, I didn't see any notification from TripAdvisor for your query. We were indeed open yesterday, but will be closed every Monday during the winter season from now. Tours taking place from Mid October... More
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