Viking Whiskey Cruise
Join us on the Viking Whiskey Cruise where you will 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.
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! 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!
Private tours for 20+ people are available on request. Should you wish to organise a cruise for less than 20, this can be arranged but will be based on a minimum charge for 20.
Please contact us directly for pricing and availability or visit our sister website for more information here www.athlonewhiskeytours.ie.
Maximum group size is 40 pax per sailing.
Tour Duration: 1.5 hours approx