OK, so I am not a big drinker – two glasses of wine and I am tipsy. Yet I wanted to learn about Whiskey’s history and a small taste – just so I can say I have! The Whiskey Museum in Dublin came highly recommended.
It is a very sharp establishment that holds all the features of whiskey making. You are greeted by old barrels in the corridor. Then upstairs where the tour begins.
We watched a video of the history and the guide explained the history which was fascinating – finding out where the terms ‘Blind Drunk’ and ‘Saved by the Bell’ came from. Naming the big players in the game of whiskey making and the bootleg whiskey in Ireland – and its detrimental effects.
Then on to the tastings of three whiskey’s. I’ll point out again – I am not a big drinker! The first was explained that it will ‘heat’ the chest. One small sip and Whao! I passed on the remaining to the man next to me. The second ‘heated’ the throat and the third ‘heated’ the mouth. Yep #2 & #3 were passed on after I had a small sip. Well at least I tried it!
Well worth the visit – especially the history and understanding of Irish Whiskey.