Top things to do on the Galway Whiskey Trail

Galway City has recently launched the Galway Whiskey Trail, a tourism trail which takes in 200 years of whiskey distilling in the city.

You can download the whiskey trail and follow it to 11 key whiskey locations throughout the city, each site bringing its own flavour and distinctive whiskey range.

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You will not be short on choice as the trail takes in unique bars and shops which carry a vast range of whiskeys both local and global, but the emphasis is truly on Galway’s own whiskey flavours and you will not be disappointed!

The An Púcán Bar carries the most extensive range of whiskey of all of the 11 locations with a collection extending to over 200 whiskeys from Scotland, America, Japan and others from around the globe.

You can try some of the artisan local foods which are served as platters with a delectable whiskey to accompany your food.

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Other highlights on the trail include the historic Garavan’s Bar (dating back to 1650), McCambridge’s Food Shop, the 800 year old King’s Head, O’Connell’s with its tin ceiling and stained glass windows – a must see on the trail!  No whiskey trail would be complete without Tigh Neachtain, which holds one of the most extensive whiskey collections in the West of Ireland!

Local stalwarts Garveys, Freeney’s, Sonny Molloy’s, Blake’s Bar and the Dail Bar make up the remainder of the trail list with each location having been certified by master distillers.

The history of whiskey in Galway can be traced back to the Persse Family who established a distillery on Nun’s Island in 1815.  This one distillery produced 400,000 gallons of whiskey annually with the bulk of its production being sent to the House of Commons in London.

You can download a copy of Galway’s Whiskey Trail from the Galway Whiskey Trail website and come and experience Galway’s unique whiskey flavours and famous hospitality for yourself!

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