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Irish Whiskey Museum

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2 Hours

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Irish whiskey (Irish: Fuisce or uisce beatha) is whiskey made on the island of Ireland. The word 'whiskey' (or whisky) comes from the Irish (or 'Gaelic') uisce beatha, meaning water of life. Irish whiskey was once the most popular spirit in the world, though a long period of decline from the late 19th century onwards greatly damaged the industry. So much so that although Ireland boasted over 30 distilleries in the 1890s, a century later, this number had fallen to just three. Irish whiskey has seen a resurgence in popularity since the late twentieth century, and has been the fastest-growing spirit in the world every year since 1990. With exports growing by over 15% per annum, existing distilleries have been expanded and a number of new distilleries constructed. As of June 2019, Ireland has twenty-five distilleries in operation, with a further twenty-four either planned or under development. However, many of these have not been operating long enough to have whiskey produced on-site sufficiently aged for sale, and only one of these was operating prior to 1975.

Phone

+353 1 525 0970

Website

http://www.irishwhiskeymuseum.ie/

Opening hours

  • Sunday 10:00 - 18:00
  • Monday 10:00 - 18:00
  • Tuesday 10:00 - 18:00
  • Wednesday 10:00 - 18:00
  • Thursday 10:00 - 18:00
  • Friday 10:00 - 18:00
  • Saturday 10:00 - 18:00
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