Walsh Whiskey Distillery at Royal Oak is a world-class distillery producing Irish whiskeys by hand on an 18th century estate in Ireland’s Ancient East Region. Visitors can experience the ancient craft of distilling in a fully guided, multi-sensory tour of one of Ireland’s largest operational whiskey distilleries. Walsh Whiskey Distillery produces all three styles of Irish whiskey – pot still, malt and grain – and visitors can see first-hand how all three styles are created under one roof.
Set deep in the heart of barley-growing country, at Royal Oak, Carlow, Walsh Whiskey Distillery is situated directly over the Barrow Valley Aquifer and framed by two-hundred-year-old mighty oaks on the banks of the River Barrow.
Also on the grounds of the picturesque Royal Oak estate is the 18th century country house, Holloden House, which is being lovingly restored to add to Walsh Whiskey Distillery’s unique visitor experience.
Visitors to Royal Oak can choose one of three tour and tasting options, aimed at everyone from the novice whiskey enthusiast to the connoisseur. Tours are available daily from June to September, with reduced opening hours outside of the summer season. Full details are available on the website, www.walshwhiskey.com and pre-booking is advised but not essential.