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Click on the link below to the Dublin Liberties Website where they have complied a great guide to The Liberties Distillery Trail. We pass through all these areas on our tours, why not join us! The Liberties Distillery Trail

Preparations

Posted by Ashbourne Connect on 15th March 2019

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We are beavering away on the finishing touches on our fleet of tour buses. From April 2019 you will be able to travel with us on this new way to see the unique history of Brewing and Distilling in Dublin!

The Town I loved So Well

Posted by Ashbourne Connect on 4th February 2019

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Dublin was once the ‘second City of the Empire’. The fabric of the City you see today was a mix of British Taste and Irish Character. Matured for many centuries it has produced some of the most powerful symbols in our culture. When Patrick Sweetman successfully produced the first production Porter Stout at the site of 81 St. Stephen’s Green did he now what he had started? Come on the Dublin Brewery Tour to find

A glass of ‘Irish’ please.

Posted by Ashbourne Connect on 26th January 2019

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Above: Tradition meets future, Redbreast is a fine example of traditional Single Pot Still, character springs into the air the minute you open the bottle. Teelings really do embrace the Spirit of Dublin and their new Single Pot Still is a great step to putting Irish Whiskey back in the place it belongs. On your shelf!   The signature of an Irish Whiskey is the Single Pot Still Whiskey. Born in Ireland in the 1600s this
During his historic 2011 visit the Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Philip famously asked the master brewer Fergal Murray ‘Is it made with Liffey water?’ The answer is no, as good as it sounds the River Liffey would not taste very nice by the time it reaches Dublin’s Fair City. The water is actually piped in from the Wicklow Mountains. It travels over 20 miles to get to the Guinness Brewery. Many believe this is why a

Putting the ‘E’ into Whiskey

Posted by Ashbourne Connect on 25th January 2019

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What is in an ‘E’? Have you every wondered why in some countries its ‘whisky’ while in others it is ‘whiskey’?  Which is correct?  The answer is neither are wrong! The traditional spelling is without the ‘E’.  The whiskey version only became popular in the late 19th century when the great Dublin distillers were in a PR battle with the ‘Silent Spirit’ or ‘Blended Whisky’ which was becoming popular especially in Scotland.   Generally the

The Great Dublin Whiskey Fire

Posted by Ashbourne Connect on 25th January 2019

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In 2016 the Irish Times recounted the Great Dublin Whiskey Fire, why not see the sight for yourself! The night a river of whiskey ran through the streets of Dublin The 1875 Chamber Street fire claimed many victims – each died from alcohol poisoning Wed, Aug 3, 2016, 10:20 At William Smith’s inquest, his father, James, spoke to confirm he was a labourer, unmarried and 21 years old when he died. That was on Tuesday

Welcome to The Brew Drop Inn

Posted by Ashbourne Connect on 25th January 2019

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Welcome to our blog, keep up to date with our latest news, offers and stories. The Dublin Brewery and Distillery Tour is a unique history bus tour in the City of Dublin. Travel on our pub themed bus, learn the hidden history of the Golden Triangle.