Enjoy a Viking Whiskey Cruise!

Enjoy a Viking Whiskey Cruise!

Birr Distillery

We are delighted to announce that we are now taking group bookings for the upcoming season for the Viking Whiskey Cruise, in partnership with the Viking Ship!

We invite you to come and discover the fascinating history about Viking hoards, high kings, big battles and saintly scholars, while you will journey through a unique selection of Irish whiskeys from the Midland’s region!

Many islands on Lough Ree were once inhabited by monks and their whiskey treasures. In fact the world’s earliest documented account of Aqua Vitae, the water of life was recorded here in the Midlands in the Annals of Clonmacnoise in 1405. But like almost all the monastic establishments in Ireland, they were looted several times by the Vikings. On the tour, we will delve into the fascinating history of the Vikings from their arrival by river to Clonmacnoise in 842.

On arrival, you will enjoy a Viking Whiskey Cocktail. While we will sail north up to Lough Ree, you will fully discover the centuries-old tradition of whiskey production in the Midlands and compare four contrasting Midlands Whiskeys with food pairings for each, to discern their unique characteristics.

The tour offers a truly unique and memorable experience for groups. Come and join us and uncover the secrets behind some of our local whiskey brands and why the vikings always get their share in the Midlands! Book now here

The Viking Whiskey Cruise can be booked in advance for groups of 20+ people. Max group size is 35 pax. Please contact us directly for pricing and availability.