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Walsh Whiskey Distillery

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Walsh Whiskey Distillery
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Located in Ireland’s ancient east region, Walsh Whiskey Distillery is one of the largest independent manual whiskey distilleries in the country and the first to be developed in Carlow in over 200 years and is the only independent distillery in the...more
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Royal Oak, Carlow R21 EO86, Ireland
+353 59 918 6653
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All reviews our tour guide great tour royal oak beautiful location would highly recommend this tour distilling process whole process spend an afternoon ask questions every aspect take photos premium tasting an unforgettable experience small sample great tasting tasting options tasting room
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Reviewed today

Reallly enjoyed the tour and the guide! Learned a lot about the actual tasting also. Bought the Irishman

Thank Pmmers
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I had a very detailed tour of the distillery today with Paddy which was really interesting as The Irishman series of whiskies is one of my favourite brands. It was nice to see & meet a couple of the distillers who where working keeping the...More

Thank Higgins726
Reviewed 6 days ago

Very friendly and comprehensive visit. Highly recommended. Many whiskey taste options available. Good visitMore

Thank vma08
WoodyK30, Manager at Walsh Whiskey Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for your review, we do have that Irish welcome and pride ourselves on it too. The distillery itself lends to a fantastic visit as being the largest manual distillery in Ireland lends to the ability for us to showcase what we do. As...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited on Tuesday 27th November and really enjoyed it. The tour was very in depth and very hands on which allowed you to get up close and personal. Woody the guides knowledge was brilliant his jokes wasn't bad either. The tasting was enjoyable and again...More

Thank Gpartridge15
WoodyK30, Manager at Walsh Whiskey Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi Gary, thank you for coming to us here at Royal Oak and yes that bus service is very handy. The area is simply beautiful with some friendly pubs to grab a bite to eat while you wait for the bus home. My jokes were...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We arrived at Walsh Distillery as we were looking for a gift for a family member for Christmas and had heard about Writers Tears in our local pub. On arrival we were blown away with how beautiful the grounds were and the size of the...More

Thank fiona_888
WoodyK30, Manager at Walsh Whiskey Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Fiona, thank you for taking the time to review your visit to us here at Royal Oak. I'm glad you stayed and got to enjoy the experience. Paddy is an excellent guide and really puts his passion forward. Irish whiskey has much to offer in...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After being recommended Writers Tears by the host at Zunnis in Kilkenny we found ourselves driving out to Walsh Distillery in the hopes of doing a tour and tasting more delicious elixirs. Unfortunately we just missed out on the tour, but did manage to sneak...More

Thank tobyandjessica
WoodyK30, Tour Guide at Walsh Whiskey Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to review, Toby & Jessica. And just for a tasting! - I'm very impressed. You were fortunate to have selected a great restaurant with exceptional taste to lead you here to Walsh Whiskey Distillery. Yes, we do endeavour to...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Highly recommend this tour for several reasons: it's a real live working distillery, in a beautiful rural setting so you can get up close with each stage of the process with all of the sights and smells. The tour is excellent, informative and enjoyable. It's...More

Thank MsMForde
WoodyK30, Manager at Walsh Whiskey Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your review. Here in the picturesque Royal Oak we love to take time to enjoy what we do. Being the largest Manual Distillery in Ireland is also a fantastic opportunity to let people see that age old craft of distillation....More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After my wife bought me a bottle of "The Irishman" single malt whiskey, I had to tour the distillery when returning to Ireland. It was a quiet Thursday and I was the only one on the tour. The tour guide, Woody, was very knowledgeable and...More

Thank davidaedwards-au
WoodyK30, Manager at Walsh Whiskey Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

I remember you coming around well. A great tour and fantastic to have you here. We love our whiskey here as much as our history about it. Some amazing stories as well as the fantastic grounds of Royal Oak also lending it's story. I look...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful place, stunning buildings, very educational, don't pass without dropping in. It wont disappoint.

Thank Ambassador827012
WoodyK30, Manager at Walsh Whiskey Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for coming to the distillery and I'm glad you enjoyed your time here at Royal Oak and hope to see you again. Woody

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our tour guide, Paddy, was funny, friendly, and knowledgeable. He and the other staff really show their passion for the craft. And the whiskey was delicious!More

Thank Twila P
WoodyK30, Manager at Walsh Whiskey Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Twila, thank you so much for your lovely review. Yes Paddy is a fantastic tour guide and we here at Walsh Whiskey Distillery like to ensure that the experience is filled with that passion we have for our whiskey. Hope to see you return to...More

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27 October 2018|
Response from WoodyK30 | Property representative |
Hi Miriam, Apologies, I didn't see any notification from TripAdvisor for your query. We were indeed open yesterday, but will be closed every Monday during the winter season from now. Tours taking place from Mid October... More