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Whiskey Bus 3 – The Wild West

7 Days

Overview

Join the team from Irish Whiskey Auctions, Irish Whiskey Experiences and Stories & Sips, to step on board our esteemed Whiskey Bus from March 15th-22nd  2024 , as we traverse the winding roads & spectacular sights of Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way & engage in once in a lifetime experiences surrounding the liquid of our land – Irish whiskey.

We’ll be sipping on whiskey which can only be described as a liquid time capsule, while privately dining like kings & queens in a medieval castle, immersing ourselves in Limerick’s distilling past & taking part in a St Patrick’s parade in a tiny village in County Clare, to name but a few experiences.

You will benefit from unparalleled, exclusive access to brand founders, blenders & distillers, sampling rare & unreleased whiskeys along the way.

Throughout the week, we’ll safely bring you from A-B in a modern, air conditioned luxury coach with toilet facilities & free WIFI.

We’d be delighted to welcome you to Ireland. Spaces for Whiskey Bus 3 – The Wild West will open on a first come, first served basis on Monday 31st July at 11am EST & a €1050 deposit will be required to secure your place.

Trip Highlights

  • Sipping on the ultra-rare Knappogue Castle 1951 whiskey in Knappogue Castle
  • Expert Guided Whiskey Walk & historical tour of Limerick and exclusive tasting with founder of Thomond Gate Irish Whiskey, Nick Ryan
  • Participate in the Kilrush St Patrick's Day Parade in County Clare with J.J. Corry founder, Louise McGuane
  • Savouring Galway by the Glass
  • Exclusive behind the scenes tour of Achill Island/Irish American Distillery with the founding family
  • Irish Myths & Sips on Clare Island with founder of Clare Island Whiskey, Carl O'Grady

Itinerary

  • Arrival into Shannon Airport & travel to the Absolute Hotel Limerick, which will be home for x3 nights
  • Welcome dinner & drinks reception at Knappogue Castle with Midleton Blender Dave McCabe

Dinner

  • Full day in Limerick City with founder of Thomond Gate Whiskey, Nick Ryan
  • Historical tour of Limerick & its distilling past
  • Lunch & private whiskey tasting in King John’s Castle
  • Opportunity to stop off in some of Ireland’s best whiskey bars – Mother Macs & Flannery’s
  • Surprises along the way

Breakfast, Lunch

  • Travel to J.J. Corry Family Farm
  • Meet founder Louise McGuane for an in-depth tour
  • Blending session to blend & bottle your own whiskey
  • Brunch on the farm with Louise
  • Travel to Kilrush to take part in a St Patrick’s Day Parade
  • J.J. Corry team will join for the parade
  • Prizes for best dressed

Breakfast, Lunch

  • Travel to Galway & check into the second hotel of the week, The Hardiman, for two nights
  • Surprise Galway music, whiskey & local food surprise
  • Galway whiskey trail, fish & chips & more

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Secret distillery experiences in the city and county (all to be revealed very soon)

Breakfast, Lunch

  • Travel to Achill Island for a day with Irish American Whiskey
  • Spend the day speaking to the distiller, trying new make spirit & tasting cask samples
  • Travel to Westport & check into the final hotel for the week, Westport Plaza for x2 nights
  • Free time to explore Westport

Breakfast, Lunch

  • Catch the ferry to Clare Island for an immersive historical tour & tasting experience
  • Founder Carl’O’Grady will recite tales of Irish Myths, the Great Famine & pirate queen Grace O’Malley
  • Lobster feast in Sailor’s Bar
  • Whiskey tasting & chocolate pairing
  • Visit the Dolphin (warehouse boat) & see where the casks of whiskey are ageing
  • Final dinner in the Towers Restaurant Westport
  • Food pairing with Grace O’Malley Irish Whiskey

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Check out of hotel & return to Shannon Airport
  • Option to continue your trip & take part in Cork Whiskey Fest from 22nd-24th March

Your Whiskey Bus Experience

What's Included

  • 7 nights hotel, bed & breakfast
  • A number of lunches and dinners
  • All whiskey experiences and tastings
  • All transfers by bus & boat
  • Shipping for up to 20 bottles
  • Porterage costs
  • Driver tip
  • Surprises along the way

What's Not Included

  • Flights to Ireland
  • Travel & health insurance
  • Whiskey purchased at distilleries
  • Any other personal purchases

FAQs

How do I reserve my place?

Reservations for the Whiskey Bus will open on a first come, first served basis on Monday 31st July at 11am EST. A deposit of €1050 will be required to reserve your place.

How do I pay for the remainder of my trip?

Once you have paid your deposit to secure your place, we will follow up with an email confirmation to reassure you that your space on the bus is secured. When we require the second & third payment we will send a reminder & a secure payment link via email.

I have a query, how can I discuss it?

No problem, simply drop us an email at info@irishwhiskeyexperiences.com & a member of our team will get back to you.

Send us an Enquiry About Availability

Whiskey Bus 3 – The Wild West
From $3485
/ Adult
  • Barry Chandler, Lauren McMullan & Anthony Sheehy
  • Air conditioned coach with toilet facilities & free WIFI
  • 7 nights in 4* hotels
  • 18

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