To celebrate over 200 years of whiskey distilling in Galway City, the Galway Whiskey Trail has been launched covering 11 different venues across the city.
The first such whiskey distillery in Galway was the HS Persse Nun’s Island Distillery, established by The Persse Family in 1815. Much of their produce was exported across the Irish Sea to London where it was a favourite of the late British Prime Minister, Winston Churchill.
To give the new trail a seal of authenticity, two master distillers, Brian Nation and Barry Crockett, from Midleton in County Cork visited Galway today to induct each of the 11 venues into the first such whiskey trail in the west of Ireland.
The 11 venues range from a retail-based whiskey tasting bar, at McCambridge’s Food Shop, where you can purchase a rare and distinctive bottle of whiskey as a gift to An Púcan on Forster Street off Eyre Square where the whiskey range goes back 200 years.
The self-guided trail, which is free of charge, also includes a visit to the historic King’s Head which features part of Galway’s original city wall, a former drapery store called Sonny Molloy’s, the Dáil Bar and Blake’s Bar.
For those seeking something a little different to do in Galway while on holiday in Ireland then The Galway Whiskey Trail might be an exciting activity to enjoy with friends.