Introducing the Viking Whiskey Cruise!

Introducing the Viking Whiskey Cruise!

Midlands distilleries

We are delighted to announce our Viking Whiskey Cruise in partnership with the Viking Ship in Athlone that will take place at 6pm on Saturday 9th September!

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 ‘Uisce Beatha’ 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.

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 to discern their unique characteristics.

The tour offers a truly unique and memorable experience. 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

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Private tours for 20+ people are also available on request. Please directly for availability.